Two Decades ago BALANCE and the 46 other Organizational Members of the ASAP! Coalition laid out The Strategy for Achieving Substantial Immigration Reduction. These Organizations all agreed on the following 4 Point Program:
#1 Immigration Moratorium
ASAP Supports immediate enactment of a zero-net immigration moratorium with an all-inclusive, firm cap of 150,000 immigrants (including refugees and Asylees) per year.
#2 No More Amnesties
ASAP opposes any more amnesties granting legal status or citizenship or Extended Voluntary Departure to illegal aliens. Amnesties reward illegal behavior...
#3 Enforce Immigration Laws
Existing laws requiring apprehension and deportation of all illegal aliens in the U.S. must be enforced. Officials failing to enforce our laws must be replaced.
#4 No Citizenship for Illegal Aliens’ Offspring
Offspring of illegal aliens should not be granted automatic U.S. citizenship. A misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment leads to granting citizenship to anyone born here. A reading of congressional debate as this Amendment was being considered shows that the clause, "and under the jurisdiction thereof...," shows that this stipulation must be given equal weight with all other language in the Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment does not guarantee citizenship to offspring of illegal aliens.
A zero-net MORATORIUM was and is the First Priority because it communicates the Necessity of stopping Mass Immigration altogether and maximizes Political leverage as well.
Amazingly, a couple of self-styled Immigration Reduction Groups (de facto Mass Immigration MANAGEMENT Groups) refused then and still refuse to Adopt The ASAP! Coalition’s Strategy. Believe it or Not as Ripley would say.
And even more Amazing is that the “strategy” these MANAGEMENT Groups did adopt was and still is Counterproductive (Yes, COUNTERproductive!!) as we shall explain, and has therefore undermined the ASAP! Coalition’s otherwise unified Coalition, and helped suffocate any chances for immigration reduction for two decades.
Is it too much to hope that the utter Failure of their "Strategy" to achieve Substantial Reductions for over two decades will encourage them as a FIRST PRIORITY to join ASAP! and push ALL the Key Points of ASAP!’s 4 Point Program including especially the MORATORIUM, which these immigration-MANAGEMENT groups have in the last 20 years failed to do. They are hereby invited, again, to join. Shall we hold our breath?! Indeed, the next few Months of The Trump Administration may well be our LAST BEST CHANCE (Hello Management Groups, are you listening?!!) to get substantial reductions. And here’s how specifically...
Consider excerpts from the article The ASAP! Coalition circulated a decade ago “The Only Way to Win the Immigration Reduction Battle,” by Selwyn Duke.
From Canada Free Press
The Only Way to Win the Immigration BattleBy Selwyn DukeFriday, September 28, 2007It's hard to think of a battle that has been won by being defensive. You may be most skilled at blocking and slipping punches, but if that is all you do, sooner or later your opponent will land a few and enjoy victory. This occurs to me as I watch the latest amnesty battle.As you may know, the DREAM Act — the latest Scamnesty scheme — is being debated in Congress at this moment. And it may be the Mexican dream, but it's our nightmare. But that isn't what I want to address today.We may defeat this proposal as we did the last, but so what?Are you surprised? Do I sound overly cavalier or a tad defeatist? Here is my point: Until we transform this debate and talk about the true remedy for our problem — namely, halting legal immigration — we will labor in vain.As I have said before, illegal immigration isn't the problem, but merely an exacerbation of the problem. As long as we perpetuate our current immigration scheme — a formula dictating that 85 percent of immigrants will hail from the Third World and Asia — the demographic revolution we have witnessed will continue, attended by descent into Third World status.This is the third rail of the American immigration debate, the emperor-has-no-clothes-issue, the untouchable element. It gets at a truth that no one even dares contemplate because, by golly, we're a nation of immigrants. That is what we're told and it's not to be questioned; it is dogma. Why, I can almost hear Zero Mostel bellowing "Tradition!"Then again, I can also hear that apocryphal saying: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."Advocating a moratorium on legal immigration would be a return to sanity that could turn the tide. We would finally be taking the offense and proposing a change in the traditionalist direction, as opposed to making proactivity the province of the left. We would finally be pushing back, demanding some of the adversary's territory instead of just defending ours. Of course, we do have one other choice.Certain defeat.We may end this bad DREAM, but the left will be back, maybe in a few months, maybe in a year. And then they will return again and again and again and again; they will continue to make their proposals and propagandize, cajole and coerce, until one of their nail-in-the-coffin laws passes. It's not a matter of if, only when; one of those big punches will eventually land. This is the consequence of being defensive.Thus, proposing the elimination of immigration is not only the right thing, it's the only thing. The present course of action guarantees eventual defeat, as the traditionalist side gets worn down through constant attack and people become acclimated to the idea of scamnesty-by-another-name. But if we finally start making the proposals — if we finally say to the left, "No! You no longer drive the agenda, we have a say now" — we'll be pushing back. Then, at worst, maybe we will, to use apropos terminology, be in a Mexican stand-off. And then perhaps, just possibly, we will have the time to alter the American consciousness and muster up the popular will to save our republic.It's push back or be pushed around.End immigration now, before it ends us.Selwyn Duke is a columnist, public speaker, and Internet entrepreneur whose work has been published widely online and in print. His articles appear at RenewAmerica, American Thinker, The Conservative Voice, and Blogcritics, as well as many other sites. He has been featured in The American Conservative (Pat Buchanan's magazine), on the Rush Limbaugh Show, and has a regular column in Christian Music Perspective. Selwyn can be reached at: email@example.com
Mr. Duke has been proven right, of course, and his call for pushing a Moratorium as an Essential Effective Strategy as well as an Excellent Public Policy, has more recently been echoed by Noted Leaders on the issue.
Supporting Good Bills such as the following six is important. But has often been proven to be futile, and will likely continue to be, unless also COUPLED WITH PUSHING A MORATORIUM AS FIRST PRIORITY!!
That said, BALANCE supports:
- Rep. Brian Babin’s Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act (HR 82) to enforce the Deportation of the 820,000 Criminal Aliens which Obama released into American communities.
- Rep Barletta’s bill to Defund Sanctuary Cities (HR 83),
- Rep. King’s Birthright Citizenship Act (HR 140) to end Birthright Citizenship and defeat the Anchor Baby Tactic.
- Rep. Culberson’s bill, HR 546 which requires the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement “to obtain the approval of the Governor of a State before placing or resettling a refugee” with the State.
- S179 Grassley (R-IA) Mandatory e-Verify Mandatory so employers can be sure they are hiring only American workers.
- Rep Goodlatte (R-Va) and nine cosponsors H.R. 3003 No Sanctuary for Criminals Act which would deny federal grants to sanctuary jurisdictions, shield local law enforcement who cooperate with federal immigration detainers, and permit victims to sue for heinous harms caused by sanctuary policies.
· We support these Bills and also reiterate that pushing any or all of these alone is NOT sufficient to get any of them enacted.
ONLY BALANCE and the ASAP! Coalition’s MORATORIUM Strategy below creates sufficient Political Pressure NOW to achieve Substantial Reductions in Legal Immigration?
Pushing a Zero-Net Moratorium is key as an objective because it is reasonable and Essential for long-term Environmental and Personal Protection and for balanced Budgets, as well as for providing Sufficient Resources, INCLUDING WATER and FOOD and Money, for Personal and National survival. The World's population increases by 80 Million/Year, and the USA simply can not accommodate all who wish to come. Today, the USA is in the process of exceeding our long-term Carrying Capacity and deconstructing our Nation. (Hello Management Groups!) We must Reverse Course NOW!
Noted author, Ann Coulter, is correct—Only by enacting “a Moratorium” on Immigration can the USA survive (see Adios America!, A. Coulter).
In sum, a Zero-Net Moratorium is The Necessary Condition for achieving a Sustainable Future by promoting the goals of U.S. Population Stabilization, long-term Environmental Protection, Budgetary Solvency in State and Local Government (especially for our Health Care and Educational Institutions), Tax Reduction, Unemployment Reduction, Social and Cultural and Environmental Protection and Personal Safety and protection of our Food and Water Supplies!
Mass Immigration is thus NOT “Just about the Numbers” as one Immigration Management Group INCREDIBLY claims. Indeed, their goal of reducing legal immigration to 500,000 per year not only will never achieve Population Stabilization or long-term Sustainability, nor will it stop Demographic Aggression (see BALANCE's recent Alert) nor will it stop the multi-hundred Billion $$$ NET costs to Taxpayers.. [But one must say that their Ultra-Soft approach appeals to Funders who do not like to take Controversial Positions]
Worse, Management Groups’ Target of 500,000 per year is COUNTERPRODUCTIVE because the message it sends is that Mass Immigration is OK if we just tweak it a little bit. Also, it is COUNTERPRODUCTIVE because it loses the political Leverage to get lower numbers and good bills passed. Therefore, any Immigration “Reform” group which refuses to advocate an Immigration Moratorium is not really serious about reducing Immigration! In fact it appears they are de facto at the "Beck" and call of the Open Borders lobby which wants to continue Mass Immigration.
Are these MANAGEMENT Groups Bona Fide Washington D.C. "Swamp Critters"?? :):)
Well, BALANCE and our ASAP! Coalition Allies are no Swamp Critters!
WE ARE FACING A SERIES OF INTENSE BATTLES ON THESE ISSUES, beginning with the Great Budget Battle coming in September, 2071 and extending well into 2018. So PLEASE Help BALANCE Intensify our push for a Zero-Net Moratorium and the other Victory Initiative Positions NOW!
Certain Well-Funded Cheap Labor Advocates on the Right, and Ethnic Power and Government Benefits-Recipients and Marxists on the Left, are pushing hard for further Mass Illegal Alien Amnesties, AND FOR MASSIVE INCREASES IN H1B visas and LEGAL IMMIGRATION including Refugees and Asylees!
Only our focused Grassroots Effort can stop them! Phone Calls or Office Visits followed by Snail Mail letters are most effective (emails are often ignored and fax machines can be turned off). And please consider that BALANCE is greatly outspent by the Cheap Labor Lobby and various Ethnic Power Lobbies.
So Please Help BALANCE MOBILIZE ACTIVISTS to Intensify our push for Zero-Net Moratorium, TODAY, NOW!
And whether or not you Donated Recently, NOW IS THE TIME TO DONATE FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT.
BALANCE very much needs you to make a Tax-Deductible Donation TODAY. Dollar for Dollar, Donations to BALANCE and its ASAP! Coalition Allies who push a Moratorium, create much more Political Clout than Donations to Mass Immigration Management-only Groups. (We reiterate, Refusal to Push a Moratorium and instead Merely pushing for piecemeal Immigration Reductions can be Counterproductive because it sends the message that Mass Immigration itself is OK!)
So Please DONATE at our website: BALANCE.ORG or, to donate via U.S mail, please send to:
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BALANCE is the leading National Organization publicizing the Threat of Mass Immigration-generated population growth to our Environment including our National, Budgetary, and Personal Safety Environments, and Mobilizing Activists to effectively do something about it.