NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan immigration-reduction organization. We conduct research on the impacts of high numerical levels of immigration and educate the public, opinion leaders and policymakers on the results of those and other studies. Undergirding our work are beliefs in environmental sustainability, economic justice, the rule of law, and individual liberty, and opposition to federal immigration policies that threaten these values by forcing massive U.S. population growth.
NumbersUSA has five legislative goals:
- End Chain Migration - More than 60% of legal immigration to the United States is family-based -- not based on the economic needs of the nation. Currently law allows U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to sponsor extended family members. NumbersUSA supports limiting family-based immigration to spouses and minor children.
- Mandate E-Verify - The 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act created the Basic Pilot system which has evolved into today's E-Verify electronic employment verification system. NumbersUSA supports legislation that would require all employers nationwide to use the system to ensure all new hires are authorized to work in the United States.
- End the Visa Lottery - The Diversity Visa Lottery provides more than 50,000 greencards each year regardless of an individual's skills or the nation's economic needs to nation's that are underrepresented in other visa distribution categories. The Visa Lottery also is a threat to national security by providing greencards to nation's that support terrorism. NumbersUSA supports eliminating the Visa Lottery.
- End Birthright Citizenship - The United States is one of only two developed nations in the world to still grant automatic citizenship to all babies born in the United States. NumbersUSA supports legislation that would limit the automatic granting of citizenship to newborns who have at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
- Increase Interior Enforcement - The federal government has failed to effectively enforce immigration laws in the interior, leading to more than 11 million illegal aliens living in the United States. Rather than granting amnesty to those living here illegally, NumbersUSA supports Attrition Through Enforcement, which would remove the magnets that attract illegal immigration.