Immigration Moratorium Resolution

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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.

NOW, THEREFORE,     (Print Name of entity)         (Print city, county, state)    

That the U.S. Congress and Bush/Cheney Administration immediately act to end mass immigration by enacting an temporary 5-year immigration moratorium on all immigration in excess of 100,000 per year followed by an Act that will allow continued immigration at sustainable levels, estimated at 200,000 per year, the number approximately equal to annual emigration.

That the Clerk to the     (print name of entity)     is hereby directed to send copies of this Resolution to each member of the     (print State)     Congressional Delegation, to each member of the     (print State)     legislature, to the National and State Associations of County Commissioners, to the     (print State)     Democrat and Republican Offices and office holders, to the National Democrat and Republican Offices, to the Bush/Cheney Administration, to all newspapers of general distribution, to all TV and radio stations, and to post this Resolution on     (entity)     website.

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