NumbersUSA Education & Research Foundation - For Lower Immigration Levels

11/09/2018 12:07 PM
President Limits Asylum Protections for Illegal Border Crossers

President Trump today issued a presidential proclamation that requires migrants over the next 90 days to "lawfully present themselves" at a port of entry in order to apply for asylum. During that period, those crossing the border illegally will not be allowed to apply for asylum. He said he is taking immediate action “to protect the national interest, and to maintain the effectiveness of the asylum system.”

11/08/2018 04:37 PM
9th Circuit Rules Administration Must Continue DACA Program

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today the Trump Administration must continue accepting applications to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, which provides work permits and a temporary stay of deportation to certain minors who came to the U.S. illegally. The ruling keeps in place for now a nationwide injunction blocking the Administration from ending the 2012 Obama program.

11/08/2018 08:58 AM
Nearly All NumbersUSA House Champions Win on Election Night
  by  Chris Chmielenski

NumbersUSA lost a great champion for American workers Tuesday night when Rep. Dave Brat was narrowly defeated by Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger. (We'll have more on her in a later post.) But with most of the House races settled, we can proudly announce that nearly all of the NumbersUSA A+ rated Members who ran for re-election will return to Congress in 2019.

11/08/2018 11:03 AM
Jeff Sessions Resigns as Attorney General

Attorney General Jeff Sessions submitted his resignation on Wednesday at Pres. Trump's request. AG Sessions did the most of anyone in the Trump Administration to implement the immigration promises made by Pres. Trump as a candidate in 2016.

11/07/2018 09:59 PM
Mid-Term Voters Oppose Split Congress Trading Border Wall for DACA Amnesty
  by  Roy Beck

We commissioned a survey of voters in yesterday's midterm elections in "Toss-Up Districts." It found strong opposition to trading a border wall for DACA amnesty. Voters in these tightly contested districts want any DACA amnesty to also include mandatory E-verify and an end to extended family migration.

11/07/2018 04:30 AM
More Gang of 8 Senators Lose; Mixed Results in House
  by  Roy Beck

Voters handed us a much changed Congress for immigration. NumbersUSA lost and kept some great allies. And voters replaced some F-graders with new allies. How this all shakes out over the next two years still remains to be seen. Here are some initial thoughts.

11/06/2018 04:59 PM
Trial Alleging Discrimination Against American Workers Begins

In a trial that began Monday, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. is defending itself against claims that it prefers H-1B guest workers from South Asia and Indian expatriates over qualified American workers. The plaintiffs’ attorney, Daniel Kotchen, said the goal of the lawsuit is to force outsourcing companies like Tata to stop violating U.S. anti-discrimination laws. The trial is expected to conclude by the end of November.

11/06/2018 02:25 PM
Justice Dept. Seeks SCOTUS Intervention in DACA Lawsuits

Department of Justice attorneys filed a writ of certiorari before judgment asking the Supreme Court to intervene in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and D.C. circuits. Lower court rulings are under review in those circuits declaring that President Trump’s DACA rescission “either is or likely is unlawful.”

11/01/2018 06:32 PM
President Will Deny Asylum-Seekers Who Cross Border Illegally

At a press conference today President Trump said that migrants must "lawfully present themselves" at a port of entry in order to apply for asylum. They will no longer be allowed to apply for asylum after crossing the border illegally. He plans to issue a "comprehensive" Executive Order on immigration next week.

10/31/2018 04:49 PM
POLL: Lop-sided majorities in 31 Toss Up districts want caravans kept out & legal immigration numbers reduced
  by  Roy Beck

With all the sensational campaign coverage of immigration issues this month, NumbersUSA commissioned Pulse Opinion Research to find out how those issues are affecting the views of likely midterm voters in congressional districts with the closest races. Those are the races that will determine which Party controls the U.S. House of Representatives.