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April 2024

Mass Alien Amnesty Threats Intensify this Spring!

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Mass Alien Amnesty Threatens National Security and Public Safety, Budgetary, and Employment & Natural Environments. Help stop it!

The Biden Administration is implementing a De Facto Massive Alien Amnesty (via the Immigration Parole Provisions) and increasing Legal Immigration AGAIN THIS Spring!… as its response to the Border Crisis

Consider the following:

Recently The House sent to the Senate H.R 2 that would tighten Asylum and related laws and mandate that the Border Wall construction be completed. (Unfortunately, H.R.2 contained no Provisions limiting Legal Immigration or preventing a Mass Alien Amnesty! and DID Sanction a continual flow of 5,000 Illegals per month!!) It did not pass

Instead, Congress just passed a $1.2 TRILLION Bill which funds and facilitates more Legal and Illegal Immigration. e.g. it doubles the H2B admittees

Predictably, as in past years the resulting increase in numbers of and funding for Aliens, the Open Borders Crowd is beginning to AGAIN DEMAND AMNESTY (and Voting Rights for) OVER 35 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS and a DOUBLING OF LEGAL IMMIGRATION

In fact, the 845,000+ Illegals admitted as "Immigration Parolees" in FY 2023 have de facto been Amnestied And we expect there will increasingly be a push to give them voting rights and the other benefits of Citizenship And 300,000+ Illegals have been crossing the Border every month!

This ONGOING de facto Mass Alien Amnesty threatens our National Security and Public Safety, Budgetary, and Employment Environments

That Mass Alien Amnesty which the Open Borders Crowd is pushing has increasingly devastating consequences for the Natural Environment!

Environmental Consequences of Immigration-generated Population Growth

Much of U.S. Population Growth from about 200 Million in 1970 to about 340 Million today has been caused by Legal(mainly) and increasingly Illegal Immigration!


Over 44 million acres of American open space, natural habitat, and farmland — an area larger than Florida — was “paved over” during the most recent 35-year period for which data is available. Plans to conserve 30 percent of America’s nature by 2030 cannot be realized under current conditions.

Food independence.

The average destruction of 77,000 acres of farmland and habitat per year is unsustainable for a country that wants to continue to feed itself. Once paved over topsoil is lost forever!!!


There are 3 billion fewer birds in North America than there were in 1970 (a 30% decline); birds are on track to decline by another 50% by 2070. Population growth is the main driver of habitat loss in the U.S. and biodiversity is in rapid decline. Many birds and other species (e.g. Monarch Butterflies) approach extinction

Declining water supply.

American groundwater is being depleted faster than it can be replenished. The Colorado River’s flow decreased by an estimated 20 percent over the past century. The seven states that signed the Colorado River Compact in 1922 had a combined population of 2.8 million in 1900. Their combined populations today exceed 62 million.


PUSH a zero-net MORATORIUM ON LEGAL IMMIGRATION and stop Illegal Immigration entirely -- BALANCE's Environmentally Protective Position

Just recently Jason Richwine of Center for Immigration Studies made the case for a Moratorium in a superb article--

ITS TIME FOR AN IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM excerpts from which follow:

--"When President Biden took office, the foreign-born population in the United States stood at 45 million. By the end of 2023, that number had risen to a record 50.4 million. For years, as the absolute number of immigrants living in the U.S. hit all-time highs, advocates insisted that at least the foreign-born proportion of the country’s population was not unprecedented. Now it is. The figure of 15.2 percent foreign-born recorded in December eclipses the previous records set in 1890 and 1910. No longer can anyone say, “We’ve been here before.” In fact, with no changes to present policy, the Census Bureau projects that every year will now be a record year for the immigrant share of the population.

. However, it’s useful to consider what the opposite of today’s policy would look like. Instead of record-breaking immigration, what would be the consequences of historically low immigration? While no one argues that it would usher in utopia, restriction could bring many cultural, political, and economic benefits at a modest cost.

First, what is meant by “low immigration”? Some restrictionists use the word “moratorium” to describe their preferred policy, but this is often misconstrued to mean a policy of zero new entrants — a practical impossibility. Even the most restrictive policy will always allow citizens to obtain permanent residency for their foreign-born spouses and minor children, who accounted for about 300,000 new green cards in 2022. That total would go down over time if immigration in general declines, but it will remain a non-trivial source of new Americans

[Editor: BALANCE advocates legal admissions of 150,000/year which is zero Net because about that number leave the USA voluntarily every Year]

Balanced against those new immigrants would be the roughly 2 percent of the foreign-born who leave the U.S. each year. This number will also decline over time as the number of new immigrants declines. Extrapolating from Census Bureau projections, a low-immigration policy of the kind described above will result in an initial decrease in the foreign-born population, followed by stabilization around mid century. The foreign-born share would decline significantly.

When we hear “moratorium,” then, we should understand it as a policy that permits the lowest reasonable number of immigrants to the United States; that is, the number closest to zero that still accounts for the clear-cut exceptions named above."

(Editor: See "IMMIGRANTS TAKE AMERICANS JOBS, BUT USE MORE WELFARE THAN AMERICANS" via Carrying Capacity Network at carryingcapacity.org)

Preserving American Culture

One effect of such a low-immigration policy would be to slow the cultural change that newcomers bring. Culture matters on two levels. First, individual communities work better when they possess high levels of “social capital,” meaning interpersonal networks bound by norms of trust and reciprocity. “Where levels of social capital are higher, children grow up healthier, safer and better educated; people live longer, happier lives; and democracy and the economy work better,” explained political scientist Robert Putnam. Immigration can weaken social capital by injecting altogether different values into previously well-functioning communities. Putnam found, for example, that a greater share of non-citizens in a community is associated with less social trust, even after controlling for a host of other individual- and community-level factors.

Culture also matters at the level of the nation. The economist Garett Jones has written that economic prosperity requires wealth-creating institutions supported by a culture dedicated to preserving them. If mass immigration results in the importation of cultures that are unsupportive, our national economy could become less innovative and growth-oriented. Jones uses the example of Argentina,


It can’t happen here, optimists say. They downplay cultural concerns through what I call the “Irish Retort”: People once worried the Irish wouldn’t fit in, and they turned out just fine, so today’s immigrants will too! The rhetorical appeal of the Irish Retort is understandable, but it fails as a substantive argument. For one thing, circumstances have changed. Immigrants during the 1880-1920 Great Wave arrived in a country that was dedicated to assimilation. Today, multiculturalism, identity politics, and even outright anti-Western ideologies are embedded in our country’s institutions.


As new immigrants followed the initial settlers, each wave imported cultures that permanently changed the United States. For an illustration, consider that the level of trust and civic engagement among European American groups correlates strongly with the level of trust and civic engagement among corresponding groups in Europe. Put concretely, Sweden has a more civic culture than Ireland, which itself has a more civic culture than Italy. In the United States, the same order emerges: Swedish Americans are more civic than Irish Americans, who are more civic than Italian Americans. Once we understand the reality of cultural persistence, then “They said the same thing about the Irish!” becomes an obviously inadequate defense of mass immigration.

Closely related to cultural change is political change, and a minimum-immigration policy would slow this down as well. With about two-thirds supporting Democratic presidential candidates, naturalized citizens make clear with their voting patterns that immigration bolsters the political strength of the left. The present border crisis may indeed be born of the Biden’s administration’s desire to import more voters, or it may simply reflect distaste for immigration restriction in general. Either way, the consequences are the same: a leftward shift in the nation’s politics. Conservatives are obviously going to be more upset with this situation than progressives are, but newcomers bringing rapid political change of any kind undermines democratic legitimacy.

Some conservatives insist that new immigrants can be recruited to their side, but history suggests that will be difficult.....

Protecting American Prosperity

One might accept these points about culture and politics but still wonder how the U.S. economy could survive without high immigration. After all, don’t immigrants raise our GDP, fill vacant jobs, and save our entitlement programs from bankruptcy? Although immigration certainly can bring some economic benefits, all of those claims are misleading or overstated.

Take GDP. There is no doubt that immigration raises it, but almost all of the added income goes to the immigrants themselves in the form of wages. Meanwhile, because immigrants tend to have lower earnings than natives, the country’s per capita GDP declines. A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office provides an illustration. In revising upward its population projections due to higher immigration, the agency estimated that total GDP in 2034 would be 2 percent larger than its original estimate, but per capita GDP would be 0.8 percent lower. Needless to say, it is per capita GDP, not total GDP, that determines a country’s standard of living. Bangladesh, for example, is obviously less developed than Denmark despite having a larger GDP.

Immigrants are also said to ease labor shortages, but here again the story is incomplete. Shortages should not exist in a market economy where prices are free to adjust........

Filling low-skill jobs with immigrants carries fiscal consequences as well. The American welfare system is designed to assist the working poor, especially those with children, which makes immigrant households especially likely to partake. In 2022, 54 percent of all immigrant-headed households used at least one means-tested antipoverty program, compared to 39 percent of native-headed households. Therefore, importing foreign labor is not simply “matching a willing worker with a willing employer,” as President George W. Bush famously said. It imposes negative externalities on taxpayers and on the native workers with whom the immigrants compete.

What about the long-term health of Social Security and Medicare? The trust funds that finance them are indeed facing long-term fiscal imbalances because of a declining ratio of workers to retirees in the U.S. ......

Immigrants are only slightly younger than natives, and their fertility rates tend to decline by the second generation. Combine those facts with the sheer size of the existing U.S. population, and the annual number of immigrants necessary to maintain — not raise, just maintain — today’s working-age share of the population through 2060 is five times the current immigration level. Obviously, such a policy would transform the U.S. into a very different place, taking to an extreme the cultural and political changes discussed earlier.

The Path Forward

A policy of minimum immigration would not solve every problem our country faces, but it would certainly make tackling some problems easier. A fractured culture? What proponents call a moratorium would promote continuity in culture, giving time for newer groups to adapt to our country. A crisis of political legitimacy? Freezing immigration would require a party seeking political victories to change the voters’ minds, not change the voters themselves. Welfare dependency? Less immigration would lead to fewer new clients for the welfare state, and it would also cause employers to focus on recruiting less-skilled natives back into the labor force. As immigration surges to record levels nationally — and as Republicans eye the White House once again — we should remember that there is an alternative, and it offers a much better deal for Americans"

Jason Richwine CIS.org

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[BALANCE has activists in every State and working with our ASAP! Coalition partners we can stop this ongoing Alien Amnesty as we did in December 2019!

However, we MUST have your help THIS month! ]

In sum, Congress is AGAIN being pushed to pass a Massive Alien Amnesty and increase Legal Immigration THIS SPRING! With your help, we can stop it!

Indeed, we are inundated with over 7 Million Illegals from over 150 countries who crossed our Southern Border since Biden became President

In addition, the Biden Administration flew over 360,000 Illegals all over the USA AT NIGHT since October 2022! (CIS.org

Indeed the Open Borders Crowd continues to push Bills with provisions like these:

  • The first scraps the so-called “per-country cap”. To preserve some semblance of diversity in our immigration, current law imposes a flexible cap on green cards, so that no country can get more than 7 percent

  • The second provision, that the tech companies have lobbied for, allows all with a temporary visa and sponsored for a green card by their employer to get a permanent work permit within two years after they apply, regardless of the annual caps on green cards.

This is a terrible idea because the temporary work visa programs are flawed and dysfunctional. We should not automatically convert all of them to permanent work permits after two years. This gimmick negates the annual caps that Congress put on employment green cards to protect jobs for U.S. workers.

In effect, both of these provisions depress wages and employment opportunities for Americans, and incentivize Mass Immigration and thus continue

to damage the Natural and Employment environment

--In fact:

All Employment Growth Has Gone to Immigrants, Compared to 2019

Foreign-born employment up 2.9 million, U.S.-born down 183,000

In sum, a re-drafted Tillis/Sinema/Crapo/Lofgren et.al. Bill (and perhaps re-titled) would legalize over 35 Million Illegal Aliens and provide Illegals with green cards and a path to citizenship, and ALSO remove many caps on legal immigration resulting in a dramatic increase/doubling of the pre-pandemic level of 1.5 Million per year.

The costs to taxpayers (pre-pandemic $758 million per year NET of any taxes immigrants may pay) per Congressional district for legal immigration alone (CCN study), would be immense, including fallout from the legalization of Illegals:

  • increased child trafficking

  • increased drug running

  • increased Cartel power



and other

Policies and Bills Enabling Mass Immigration THIS SPRING 2024!

URGENT: Contact your U.S. Representatives and Senators repeatedly and urge them to stop Illegal Immigration and to oppose any Bill that:

  • contains ANY Alien Amnesty provisions whatsoever

  • and to push FOR a zero Net IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM on Legal Immigration

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BALANCE can thereby intensify its Mobilization of its Activists all over the USA to oppose this bill!

BALANCE is pro-Legal Immigrant but anti-Mass Immigration!

And Most Important to Note:

ONLY pushing to close the Border and for BALANCE's all-categories-included zero Net MORATORIUM on Legal Immigration (which would still allow appx. 150,000 legal immigrants/year) MAXIMIZES the chances of stopping the Ongoing Horrendous Alien Invasion .

Pushing a less restrictive number, as the two National Mass Immigration Management Groups do, will likely result in a Compromise Bill reducing the numbers by just a few hundred thousand at most... a totally unacceptable result.

Indeed, since those two National Mass Immigration Management groups refuse to support any Moratorium Bill (like Rep. Gosar's), THEY ARE DE FACTO ENABLERS OF CONTINUING MASS IMMIGRATION!

URGENT: Contact your U.S. Representatives and Senators repeatedly and urge them to oppose any Bill that contains ANY Amnesty Bill provisions, or any increase in legal immigration, and to close the Border and support a zero-net MORATORIUM! Bill

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BALANCE can thereby intensify its Mobilization of its Activists all over the USA

[Note! BALANCE Activists were Essential in stopping the December 2019 Amnesty Bill!]

And Most Importantly:

ONLY pushing BALANCE's all-categories-included zero Net MORATORIUM MAXIMIZES the chances of stopping the Alien Invasion

Pushing any less restrictive number, as the two National Mass Immigration Management Groups do, will likely result in a Compromise Bill reducing the numbers by just a few Million at most... a totally unacceptable result.

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