NumbersUSA — the nation’s largest grassroots immigration-reduction organization — on Tuesday released their Immigration-Reduction Report Cards to their more than 8 million activists around the United States ahead of the midterm elections on Nov. 6.
The Grade Cards evaluate each Member on Congress based on all committee and floor votes and co-sponsorships since 1990 that are on their record and that have or would have affected the numerical level of legal and illegal immigration.
Among the members of the Alabama delegation, only two were granted the “True Reformer” label by NumbersUSA — 5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks and 6th District U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer — as they have “committed themselves to all of the immigration issues listed on our Grade Cards.”
“I salute these representatives for their leadership in trying to ensure that we have wise and careful immigration policies that do not impede those goals of economic fairness, conservation, and a high quality of life for individuals and communities,” said NumbersUSA President Roy Beck.
All “A-rated” members actions in Congress supported immigration policies that protect American worker and local communities. According to NumbersUSA, they:
Supported true immigration reform in the national interest that protects the economic security, physical security and quality of life of American citizens and legal immigrants already here.
Supported less annual legal and illegal immigration
Supported fewer foreign workers to compete for jobs and wages with American workers (particularly the most vulnerable and those outside the labor force)
Supported less immigration-forced population growth and the pressure it places on local infrastructure, congestion, taxes and the destruction of surrounding farmland and natural habitat.