Limit overall immigration
We are a nation of over 315 million people. We need to consider how much we want to grow and how that growth will affect jobs, our environment, resources and quality of life in America.
Millions of people around the world want to live in the U.S. and would immigrate here if given the chance. A 2012 Gallup poll projected that 150 million people would like to move to the U.S. Who can blame them? The U.S. offers economic opportunities and social freedom unparalleled by many countries.
This freedom and opportunity – along with our jobs and natural resources – are not infinite. We cannot possibly absorb and assimilate every potential immigrant into our national fabric and provide jobs and services for hardworking Americans.
So what are our priorities? FAIR believes the primary focus of the U.S. government should be an immigration policy that benefits Americans. That means admitting immigrants that serve our national interests in numbers that do not hurt U.S. jobseekers, students, or our environment.
- True Immigration Reform: A Policy that Serves the Interests of the American People
- Issue Brief: Rising Immigrant Admissions to the U.S.
- The Environmentalist’s Guide to a Sensible Immigration Policy
- A Change of Plans: Rethinking Rapid Growth in a Finite World
- Dan Stein: Immigration reform’s only principle