Fact Sheet on Immigration

US immigration laws are unconstitutional:

The 14th Amendment, which guaranteed equal rights to African-Americans after the Civil War, says that no State may “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” This protects ALL persons, not just citizens. All who live here have equal rights. Detentions and deportations violate those rights.

The US Constitution grants no power to the government to exclude or expel immigrants. The 10th Amendment in the Bill of Rights states that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” So, powers not explicitly granted to the government don’t exist.

Increasing Immigration and giving immigrants documents DECREASES Crime

Undocumented immigrants commit crimes at only HALF (55%) the rate of native-born Americans. Immigrants who have been given documents commit crimes at a rate of less than ONE THIRD (31%) of native born.1

The biggest criminals are the Billionaire class. They stole $4 trillion in the Bailout of 2008-2009, money that went straight from the government to the largest shareholders of the banks. That’s $30,000 for every US family. Trillions more are stolen in sky-high drug, medical, insurance and interest costs.

The US has plenty of space for more immigrants

The US is not exactly running out of room. Suppose the ENTIRE population of Mexico and Central America emigrated to the US (not likely) and settled in the existing 100,000 square miles of urban area (3% of the total US land area). The urban population density would then rise to 4,200 people/square mile. The present population density of Manhattan island, one of the most-desired living places in the US, is 67,000 people per square mile, 16 times higher. For comparison, the population density of Paris, another highly-desired living place, is almost the same as that of Manhattan.

The 1% has plenty of money for the houses, schools hospital and other infrastructure that immigrants and all working people need

To take NJ as an example, the richest 60,000 people in the state, (those with more than $2 million in personal wealth) less than 1% of the population, have over $300 billion in wealth. If this were taxed at a rate of only 5% per year, it would raise $15 billion annually, nearly half the total NJ budget. That would be enough to double the state education budget, build 50,000 new housing units a year and create 300,000 new jobs.2


1. https://www.cato.org/publications/immigration-reform-bulletin/criminal-immigrants-their-numbers-demographics-countries

2. https://www.irs.gov/statistics/soi-tax-stats-all-top-wealthholders-by-size-of-net-worth

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