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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 "...in 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

July 1, 2015
On the eve of this nation's 239th birthday, we should be asking ourselves just what it is we're supposed to be celebrating. In terms of our immigration policy, we can forget about our right to self-determination, our sovereignty and most importantly, the rule of law. It's been 20 years since the...
May 29, 2015
A Washington Post syndicated columnist has asked whether presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is sincere in picking activist Lorella Praeli,  the former head of United We Dream, to put herself in good graces with Latinos. That any politician can be capable of being sincere about anything should...
March 9, 2015
In her op-ed, "Wisconsin still the Selma of the north,' " that appears in the March 2 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore(D-4th) argues that the state's voter ID law "disenfranchises people of color" in much the same manner as those laws that denied blacks their constitutional rights...
January 19, 2015
On this 29th annual celebration of Martin Luther King Day, one wonders what Americans committed to King's message have to be thinking in the wake of Rep. Luis Gutierrez's (D-Chicago) Jan. 16 remarks comparing amnesty for illegal aliens to the 1960s civil right movement. “This is our Selma and we...

Selected MCRI Articles and News

From the Editor's Desk

July 1, 2010
Welcome to the Editor's Desk.  Here you will find MCRI commentary and opinion related to current topics. Dave Gorak
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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July 9, 2010
The immigration reduction movement July 7 lost a valiant warrior who selfishly gave of his time and money in order to highlight the impact of illegal immigration on this nation's working poor, particularly black Americans. I knew Terry Anderson for about 10 years and had the privilege of...