NumbersUSA Action is an anti-immigrant group. It has been involved in a legal battle to block President Barack Obama’s executive actions that would have protected some illegal immigrants from deportation. NumbersUSA Action was started in 2006. It first received attention when, in the fall of 2011, it created a video that said, “Every immigrant is a terrorist,” which was partially based on an idea from David Horowitz.
Horowitz is an Israeli and an American son and was active in the racist and anti-Semitic neo-Nazi group Council of Conservative Citizens. In 2013, Horowitz tried to join NumbersUSA as an advisor, but the organization said he could not be credentialed to do so because of his past actions.
Named after the popular movie starring Paul Newman, NumbersUSA offers an array of advocacy opportunities for interested citizens. They oppose “any amnesty, any visa diversity lottery, any amnesty or chain migration, any sponsorship of spouses and minor children, any illegal/undocumented presence, any loophole to U.S. employment, and any preferential treatment of foreign-born over U.S. workers.”
In addition to helping people become politically active, NumbersUSA Action also provides talking points on a wide variety of immigration issues. For example, their legislative action page has a page listing contact information and contact forms for Congress and the White House. NumbersUSA is working to reduce legal immigration, primarily through a combination of stepped-up enforcement, expanded work-visa programs, and increasing immigrants from predominantly white countries like Canada and Australia.
NumbersUSA argues that illegal immigration is essentially a myth. Instead, the greatest threat to the economy and job creation is the high numbers of new immigrants that arrived during the last decades of the 20th century. The group cites a Center for Immigration Studies estimate that 1 million new immigrants enter the U.S. legally each year, with 500,000 new immigrants entering under the current immigration system. Visit this page for more information.
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