Immigration Moratorium Resolution

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 the 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 or Immigration Studies, January, 1999)

WHEREAS, The net cost of mass immigration to the 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 the current trends continue. (Dr. Donald Huddle, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Rice University)

WHEREAS, Mass immigration costs U.S. workers $152 billion annually, mainly by depressing wages through job competition. (Dr. George Borjas, Professor of Public Policy, 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, Six in ten Americans support reducing legal immigration levels. (CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, October 2001)

WHEREAS, The Mass Immigration Reduction Act (HR 2712) now pending in Congress would establish a moratorium and if amended to include an all-inclusive cap of 100,000 per year, including refugees and asylees, would also eventually lead to U.S. population stabilization.

I, ________________________________ of _________________________________

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Urge Congress and President Bush to immediately enact an immigration moratorium, such as the Mass Immigration Reduction Act of 2001 (HR 2712) introduced by Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), amended to include a non-piercable cap of 100,000 immigrants (including refuges and asylees) per year.

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Illegal Immigration Reduction Resolution

Americans have a moral obligtion first to provide opportunities to our fellow citizens including our own working poor, homeless, and unemployed, and our struggling middle class:

WHEREAS, The undersigned is committed to delivering honest leadership, quality service, and managment to enhance the opportunities and quality of life for all it local residents who are U.S. citizens; and to supporting local industry and busineses; and to respecting Ameicans who work to provide for themselves and their families.

WHEREAS, The undersigned supports local enterprises whenever possible and works to create enterprises and incentives to retain and attract good paying jobs to members of our own communities.

WHEREAS, Annually, American workers lose $152 billion in wages due to wage depression and displacement from jobs because of immigration (Dr. George Borjas, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University). And, in 1997, illegal immigration cost our nation's taxpayers a net $41 billion (Dr. Donald Huddle, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Rice University).

WHEREAS, The undersigned was shocked to learn that illegal immigrants are being employed in our communities in occupations that might otherwise be filled by local residents who are U.S. citizens.

WHEREAS, The undersigned feels that continued employment of illegal immigrants is illegal, wrong, and harmful to the businesses and workers of our communities and has determined it is important to take a stand against such illegal hiring practices.

NOW THEREFORE, ____________________________________ OF __________________________

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That _________________________ (Print name of organization, agency, etc.) Will not contract with or support any businesses that either directly or indirectly engages in the practice of hiring illegal immigrants and hereby urges the State and Federal governments and agencies to adopt this policy.

That, by adopting this Resolution, it is the undersigned's intent to create a requirement that any such business requesting to do business with the local government, and/or to potentially receive any economic benefits therefrom, be denied such benefits, and that any firm currently doing business, or who has received or is receiving, any economic benefit from the local government may not do further business with this public entity and their economic benefit shall be terminated.

That the Clerk of ________________________________________ (Print name of agency, organization, etc.) Is hereby directed to send copies of this Resolution to each member of the State Congressional Delegation, each member of the State Legislature, to the National and State Associations of County Commissioners, to all representatives of the local government, State Democratic and Republican Offices, and the Bush/Cheney Administration, to the local newspapers of general distribution, to local radio and T.V. stations, and to post this on the organization's website.

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The United States Needs an Immigration Moratorium to Avoid 500 Million in 2050


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