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05/23/2019 12:56 PM
House Committee Passes Three Amnesty Bills

The House Judiciary Committee yesterday passed two bills that would legalize so-called Dreamers and aliens with Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Enforcement Departure status. A third approved bill would provide Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans in the U.S. illegally or preparing to migrate.

05/20/2019 07:08 AM
EarthX 2019: Having Necessary Conversations about Population Growth, Sprawl, and Vanishing Open Spaces
  by  Christy Shaw

My first EarthX in Dallas was fun and rewarding and, at times, challenging. Even at an event highlighting efforts to better protect the environment, it is still a challenge to convince some that addressing the effects of immigration-driven population growth must be part of that conversation.

05/17/2019 01:35 PM
Report: President May Invoke Insurrection Act to Remove Illegal Aliens

The Daily Caller spoke to multiple senior Administration officials who said President Trump is planning to use the Insurrection Act of 1807 to remove illegal aliens from the United States. The Act was last used by President George H.W. Bush to control the 1992 Los Angeles riots. President Dwight Eisenhower also used the Act in 1957 to desegregate schools in the south.

05/16/2019 06:54 PM
President Outlines New Immigration Plan

The president today unveiled his plan for shoring up border security, overhauling the legal immigration system and cracking down on asylum fraud. The proposal would end chain migration and set up a points-based system that favors high-skilled workers. It does not deal with those already in the country illegally, including those who arrived as children.

05/16/2019 04:11 PM
Breaking the population-environment taboo at EarthX
  by  Jeremy Beck
About 70 percent of sprawl nationally is due to population growth. We have become afraid to talk openly about that because doing so inevitably leads to difficult conversations. The answers range from private decisions about how many children to have to state and local zoning laws. At the national level, Congress dictates population growth through immigration policy. That's NumbersUSA's focus. The latest Census data suggests that 95 percent of U.S. population growth between now and 2060 will be a result of immigration policy. It isn't the only factor, but it is a major one.
05/15/2019 02:52 PM
Sen. Graham Introduces Bill to Address Border Surge

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who also chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee that has jurisdiction over immigration, announced the introduction of a new bill that would address the ongoing border crisis. Specifically, Sen. Graham's bill would attempt to fix some of the loopholes that have led to a record-number of family units crossing the border illegally in recent months, although text of his legislation have yet to be released.

05/13/2019 07:08 AM
Employer 'Demand' for More Foreign Workers Doesn't Mean Americans in Short Supply
  by  Eric Ruark

The official unemployment rate is at an "historic low" and job growth is encouraging. There is, however, more to the story. Wage growth remains sluggish and there is still a lot of "slack" in the labor market, meaning the claims of a labor shortage are attempts by employers to undo the recent gains made by American workers.

05/10/2019 02:05 PM
NPR's Chain Migration Error
  by  Jeremy Beck
In her interview with Jose Antonio Vargas this week, NPR's Rachel Martin mischaracterized separate proposals from David Frum and President Trump to reduce immigration. "Chain migration" and "family reunification" are not interchangeable terms.
05/10/2019 09:30 AM
Border Apprehensions Continue to Surge in April
Border apprehensions surged for the third straight month after the Department of Homeland Security reported 98,997 apprehensions during the month of April. Family units continued to drive the number of border apprehensions with a record-high 58,474 apprehensions during the month.
05/09/2019 07:31 PM
Death of NY Times reporter who 'discovered' NumbersUSA is a reminder of Bill Clinton backing our agenda
  by  Roy Beck

Veteran New York Times reporter Robert Pear, 69, is being extolled for his meticulous, fair-minded, no-nonsense approach to complicated policy topics. And that was the way that we at NumbersUSA experienced him in his occasional coverage of us and our policy topic.