ALG supports H.R. 4760 to end chain migration, end the visa lottery, defund sanctuary cities, stop family separations and appropriate $30 billion to build the wall

June 21, 2018, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in support of H.R. 4760 by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.):

“Americans for Limited Government strongly urges the House to support the original Goodlatte bill. H.R> 4760 is a compromise that ends chain migration, ends the visa lottery, builds the southern border wall where needed with $30 billion, defunds sanctuary cities, ends family separations and implements a national E-Verify system. Although it includes legal status for DACA recipients, the parents of citizens being granted renewable temporary visas and a guest worker program for agricultural workers, it also would institute a merit-based approach to immigration by boosting the number of visas for skilled workers. Although Americans for Limited Government does not agree with every provision, the value of ending chain migration including those of siblings and the parents , the visa lottery and building the wall tips the scales in favor of the original Goodlatte bill.

“Under current law, almost 805,000 or 68 percent of all immigration is family-based preferences for citizens and lawful permanent residents, a policy that does not bring individuals to the country based on skills the economy needs. More than 19 percent of chain migration and 15 percent of all immigration disproportionately comes from one country, Mexico, which only comprises 2 percent of the world’s population. This is not only unfair, it is a bad policy that favors one country more than all others. Ending chain migration is absolutely essential. Citizenship needs to be earned, not simply granted to which poorer countries can migrate the most people here due to geographic proximity.”

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