NumbersUSA Battle against High Levels of Immigrants in the US

NumbersUSA is an organization that deals with immigration reduction. Its primary goal is to return legal immigration levels in the US. NumbersUSA was established by a renowned journalist, Roy Beck, in 1996. It’s based on the findings of two congressional committees that affirmed the importance of admitting the correct numbers of immigrants to the US annually.

One of the significant advantages would be to preserve and improve the standard of life of Americans. They concluded this after weighing the environmental and economic impacts of the US immigration policies. They advocate reducing the number of immigrants to sustainable levels.

NumbersUSA isn’t against immigration; it’s only after more conducive immigration levels that will favor the interests of the Americans. The organization is against xenophobia and believes that the correct numbers are an asset to the US and Americans. Besides, it’s a non-partisan organization that engages both sides of the political spectrum.

NumbersUSA has committed to educating leaders, policymakers, and the public on various challenges of excessive immigration, ranging from environmental to quality of life. The group recommends immigration levels lower than the annual average since 1990. In the late 2000s, it ranked as one of the top grassroots organizations that oppose high immigration levels.

Founded in 1997, it was an offshoot of the original “Immigration Watch Program” created by the Center for Immigration Studies in Los Angeles, California. The founding members of NumbersUSA were Paul Helm, Daniel Webster, Ann Cori, and Michael Walzer.

The group’s website highlights the reasons behind its support for the immigration reforms, including:

  1. Most Americans and immigrants’ employees get meager salaries

The levels of wages fall under the poverty or close-to-poverty line. Such opportunities are flooded mainly by the foreigners leading to unemployment for the Americans. These jobs include dry-walling, meat packaging, and construction and hospitality departments. These sectors once used to offer decent incomes. According to NumbersUSA, offering these jobs to immigrants and low wages is an injustice to Americans.

  1. Most Americans face unemployment issue

This affects high-paying jobs. However, the low-paying jobs are filled mainly by foreigners, and Americans face unemployment issues.

In a nutshell, many immigrants have created high job competition, leading to low wages and unemployment.

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