AN IMMIGRATION REFORM ORGANIZATION
NC LISTEN is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) grassroots organization involved in immigration reform and educating the public about immigration and its effects on America. We encourage and enable citizen involvement in the reform process. We make recommendations on changing immigration policy so that it serves our local and national interest. We distribute information on the issue of immigration, which includes but is not limited to press releases, issue papers to government policy makers, and letters to the editor. We participate in immigration forums and give speeches to interested parties. NC LISTEN promotes citizen empowerment on this most important issue. Our associates in NC LISTEN range from university professors to skilled laborers, who share a common belief that our nation’s immigration policies must be reformed to serve the national interest.
Today the United States is receiving more immigrants than at any time in our history. Currently, immigration is responsible for two-thirds of population growth in the USA. Each year more than 1.4 million legal and illegal immigrants are settling in the United States. Mass immigration to include illegal immigration has a major impact on homeland security, the unemployment rate, our education system, health care, government budgets, congestion, the environment, crime and countless other areas of American life. It is evident to most Americans that out-of-control immigration is not serving the needs and interests of our country.
NC LISTEN advocates a major reduction in most categories of immigration. A workable immigration policy is one that would allow us time to regain control of our borders and reduce overall levels of immigration to approximately 150,000 per year. This would permit legal immigration for spouses and minor children of US citizens living abroad, special employment needs for only the most highly skilled, and a reasonable number of legitimate refugees. A refugee is someone who has fled from his or her home country and cannot return because they fear real persecution, not someone who is an economic migrant. All immigrants must go through rigorous security background checks beforehand, and there must be extreme vetting for selected Middle Eastern countries.
NC LISTEN partners with the Federation for American Immigration Reform.