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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

August 3, 2014
Reedsburg (Wis.) Times-Press Editor Julie Belschner writes in her August 2 column that the nation's worsening border situation "isn't about illegal immigration" but about "children who need help." I disagree on both counts.  What this is really about is our federally created immigration crisis...
June 24, 2014
In February 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama said: "My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.  We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness...
June 15, 2014
“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” - George Orwell, 1984 For many years, certain members of the media who cover immigration either as opinion writers or reporters have without challenge from their equally shallow editors been permitted to falsely label as "...
June 10, 2014
When Amnesty-in-Chief Barack Obama meets with "stakeholders" to hear their thoughts on how to resolve our federally created immigration crisis, there is any empty chair at the table.  All the other chairs are occupied by business leaders who belly up to the cheap foreign labor trough, religious/...

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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