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The Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration (MCRI) was founded in 1995 as a non-partisan, non-profit immigration reduction organization. MCRI's primary goal is to educate Americans about the need to restore sanity to our legal and illegal immigration policies that should benefit the entire United States rather than only certain special interest groups. MCRI supports immigration reform legislation that strives to reduce legal immigration to its traditional levels of about 250,000 people annually and insists on strict enforcement of our laws on illegal immigration, including deporting those who have no right to be here.

Congresswoman Barbara Jordan "Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave."

Cesar Chavez "It's not a political game. People are being hurt and being destroyed with the complicity of the federal government."
- Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers union and a vigorous opponent of illegal immigration, in an April 1979 speech to the National Press Club.

Senator Gaylord Nelson " this country, it's phony to say, 'I'm for the environment but not for limiting immigration.' It's just a fact that we can't take all the people who want to come here. And you don't have to be a racist to realize that."
Current United States population
US population is increasing by over 2.5 million per year! Since American women had voluntarily achieved replacement-level fertility (2.1 children per woman) in 1972, nearly 80 percent of our current population growth is related to immigration.

President Bill Clinton "The driving force behind our increasing diversity is a new, large wave of immigration. It is changing the face of America... No other nation in history has gone through change of this magnitude in so short a time... But mark my words, unless we handle this well, immigration of this sweep and scope could threaten the bonds of our union."

Antonio Garza, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico "There is no human right to enter another country in violation of its laws."

Recent Blog Posts

April 16, 2014
On April 22 - Earth Day - the nation's children once again will be found "greening" up areas in their communities and doing it with great sincerity because their parents and educators tell them their efforts are making a difference.   Unfortunately, they are not.   Those responsible for nurturing...
April 16, 2014
    For years the Republican Party has supported increased levels of immigration in order to suck up to their corporate paramours who continually whine about "labor shortages"; now the chickens have come home to roost.   The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reports that the GOP's decline...
March 7, 2014
President Obama, the master of audacity, has been taking plenty of heat in recent days for what illegal aliens and their water carriers in Congress are alleging to be his "record" deportations.  The Economist, one of Britain's leading left-wing rags, called him the Deporter-in-Chief  and accused...
February 13, 2014
February 13, 2014 Facts are stubborn things. - John Adams  Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe. - Abraham Lincoln  All we want are the facts. - Sgt. Joe Friday   Despite repeated attempts by pro-enforcement immigration activists, The New York Times continues to...

Selected MCRI Articles and News

From the Editor's Desk

September 2, 2010
Nobody enjoys offering a helping hand only to have it thrown back in their face, but that's pretty much the standard these days when asking the media to balance their coverage of the immigration issue.  Much of the responsibility for today's illegal immigration crisis...
July 24, 2010
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