Americans have a moral obligation first to provide opportunities to our fellow citizens including our own working poor, homeless, and unemployed, and our struggling middle class:
WHEREAS, 70% of U.S. population growth in the 1990's was from mass immigration (1.2 million legal immigrants, and 300,000 to 400,000 illegals annually, approximately) and their U.S.-born offspring. (Center for Immigration Studies, January, 1999)
WHEREAS, The net cost of mass immigration to U.S. Taxpayers was $69 billion in 1997 (after subtracting taxes immigrants paid) and is projected to cost U.S. Taxpayers $932 billion net over the next decade, if current trends continue. (Dr. Donald Huddle, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Rice University)
WHEREAS, Mass immigration costs U.S. workers $133 billion a year, mainly by depressing wages through job competition. (Dr. George Borjas, Professor of Economics, Harvard University)
WHEREAS, Population growth generated by mass immigration causes increasing pressures on our environment and forces local governments and communities to spend taxpayer dollars for additional schools, health care facilities, waste disposal plants, transportation systems, fire protection, water supplies, power generation plants, and many other items, at an average cost per added person of $15,400. (Carrying Capacity Network, "The Cost of Population Growth to Local Communities," December, 1998)
WHEREAS, A majority of Americans of all ethnic and racial backgrounds favors substantial reductions in immigration. (1998 Wall Street Journal Poll)
WHEREAS, The Mass Immigration Reduction Act (HR41) now pending in Congress would establish a moratorium and if amended to include an all-inclusive cap of 100,000 per year, would also eventually lead to U.S. population stabilization.
I, (Print First and Last Name) , of (Print City and State)
Urge Congress and President Bush to immediately enact an immigration moratorium, such as The Mass Immigration Reduction Act of 1999 (HR 41) introduced by Rep. Bob Stump (R-AZ), amended to include a non-pierceable cap of 100,000 immigrants (including refugees and asylees) per year. Adoption of the amended moratorium will immediately set the United States on the road to population stabilization, environmental protection, and will work to secure the quality of life and opportunities for our own working poor, unemployed, homeless, and future generations.
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