Candidates Should Focus On Numbers And One Million Legal Immigrants A Year

By  NumbersUSA Special for  USDR

The greatest concern about immigration policy should be the overall numbers admitted and not about the race, national origin and other characteristics of individual immigrants, claims the NumbersUSA TV commercial to be aired during this Thursday’s Republican Presidential debate on FOX  News.

“We are glad that candidates are beginning to address various problems of our immigration policies, but our ad seeks to remind presidential hopefuls and voters that the overwhelming issue is that our government will admit another one million immigrants into the United States this year alone,” said Roy Beck, President of NumbersUSA, a grassroots organization claiming nearly 3 million participants.

“All American wage-earners and their families are potentially affected by the fact that every one of those million new immigrants each year gets a life-time work authorization to compete for jobs despite persistent wage stagnation and 17 million Americans who are still unemployed or  underemployed.”

The TV ad features a diverse group of Americans calmly making the point that the immigration debate should not be about the color of people’s skin or their nation of origin, but it should be about the  numbers.

The ad invites viewers to see where each politician stands on immigration numbers by going to  There they will find the NumbersUSA Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards which provide ratings in 10 immigration categories and an overall grade for how each of 21 Republican and Democratic Presidential hopefuls would “affect Americans’ jobs and wages by changing the supply of workers” through actions addressing both illegal and legal  immigration.

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