Followers of Red Mass Group who are concerned about immigration should consider attending in the upcoming meeting of the Massachusetts Coalition for Immigration Reform (MCIR) on December 8 from 10 am to Noon at the Wellesley Public Library (see below).
MCIR is an independent non-profit nonpartisan organization that seeks to educate the public on immigration and affect policy on federal, state, and local levels. MCIR members differ in their political viewpoints but are united by their belief that record levels of mass immigration into the U.S. in recent years, both legal and illegal, have distinctly negative impacts on taxpayers, working Americans, and on our environment and quality of life.
Illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion a year at the federal, state and local levels. In addition, the constant pressure on wages created by a mass influx of low-skilled workers has significantly eroded the economic security of working Americans. Finally, the relentless annual increase in our population, which is largely driven by immigration, chews up open space, degrades our environment, and creates ever-increasing crowding that degrades our quality of life. For these reasons, the members of MCIR favor policies that will secure the borer and reduce immigration.
The MCIR is strongly committed to civility in the public discussion of immigration. MCIR does not advocate or condone hostile actions or feelings toward immigrants, illegal aliens or other foreign-born individuals.
The MCIR opposes any legislation or policy that would aid or abet illegal immigration or encourage illegal aliens to move to Massachusetts, including but not limited to in-state tuition, driver’s licensing, access to social benefits and “sanctuary” policies. MCIR will make every effort to prevent such laws and policies from being enacted and to repeal those already enacted.
Other policy positions of the MCIR include:
- The highest immediate priority in 2019-20should be to secure the U.S. border.
- Mandatory Verify should be enacted on the Federal level — Massachusetts should enact mandatory Verify on the state level.
- The United States does not need “guest workers” or any other program to provide employers with cheap labor — there are more than enough Americans willing and able to fill all jobs at decent wages.
- America does not need to import tech workers. The U.S is still producing enough skilled graduates in core STEM disciplines to fill industry needs and already has an unlimited pool of technology trained and experienced citizens constituting the world’s “best and brightest.”
- Legal immigration should be reduced drastically, and legal immigrants should be selected by merit.
- “Chain migration” should be ended.
- “Birthright Citizenship” should be ended.
- The current policy of resettling refugees and asylum seekers in the United States should be critically re-examined.
- We are open to humane resolutions of cases of individuals who are in this country illegally, but amnesty is unacceptable.
Readers of Red Mass Group are welcome. An agenda will be available next week.
For information, contact:
The Massachusetts Coalition for Immigration Reform (MCIR) Meeting
December 8, 10 AM to 12 Noon,
Main Branch of the Wellesley Public Library
530 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482.