Today, the inflated immigration rate to the US seems like a relatively new problem, but the reality is that it has always been there. NumbersUSA is an advocacy organization with offices in Washington and Virginia pushing for regulated immigration for the last 25 years. Roy Beck launched it to rally for the support of US citizens and policymakers to develop and implement policies that would encourage sustainable immigration.

Background and Missions

This advocacy group opened its doors in 1996 after two commissions on immigration suggested that the US go ahead and regulate the immigration rates in their reports. Its mission is to expand and be the leading grassroots immigration reduction advocacy organization nationally.

Currently, NumbersUSA is looking to have at least five million registered members in each of the 435 congressional districts. With such a large national membership, it will be able to easily persuade officials at all state and federal government levels to support immigration policies that protect the interest of ordinary Americans on matters of immigration.

Lobbying Efforts

Through its civil forums: NumbersUSA Action and NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation, it enlightens the public, leaders, and policymakers on dangers posed by high immigration numbers on environmental, economic, and American Quality of Life.

This immigration-reduction organization spends a considerable chunk of its budget lobbying policymakers to come up with tenable immigration policies. In 2015, more than $500,000 was spent on lobbying efforts. Among the bills that the organization was pushing for that year are the American SAFE Act, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, Security Verification for Refugees Act, and the Nuclear Family Priority Act.

NumbersUSA is also lobbying for immigration reforms that would see extended family/chain immigration abolished and the visa lottery program meet the same fate. Additionally, it wants local workers to be given priority over foreign workers for mainstream jobs. The organization suggests that permanent work visas should only be granted to professionals whose skills are scarce and serve national interests. The rest of the foreign workers to be granted temporary work visas. Visit this page on Twitter, to learn more.

 

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