Who We Are
The facts don’t lie: Conservatives and Republicans are in favor of sensible immigration reform, and we’re spreading the word. Becoming American Initiative exists to counter the popular misconceptions about immigrants, both documented and undocumented, and provide evidence of their positive contributions to American society and the economy.
95 percent of Trump supporters would vote for him in 2020 if he supported a DACA deal.
Source: New American Economy and TargetPoint Consulting poll, February 2018
By the Numbers
By almost every measure, immigrants are a boon to the United States.
Percent of DACA-eligible individuals over age 16 that are employed.
Amount immigrants contribute in federal, state, and local tax revenue.
Number of undocumented entrepreneurs that had started their own businesses by 2014.
“Our nation is a nation of immigrants.”
“More than any other country, our strength comes from our own immigrant heritage and our capacity to welcome those from other lands.”
President Ronald Reagan, 1981
U.S. Service members becoming citizens at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan
News & Updates
July 18, 2018
Dennis Prager makes some good videos promoting conservative economic principles. But his critique of immigration is tired and shopworn. It’s so played, in fact, that it’s older than America itself. In a column yesterday in National Review, he wrote:…
July 3, 2018
Today, the Becoming American Initiative launched its first ad featuring a video of President Ronald Reagan talking about how immigrants have always made America great. The message is especially important for conservatives and all Americans to hear on July 4th as President…
June 27, 2018
The House of Representatives just voted down HR 6136, The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018. Linda Chavez, director of the Becoming American Initiative, released the following statement against the bill: The so-called ‘compromise’ Republican…
June 22, 2018
Hillsdale College lecturer Michael Anton wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post claiming the U.S. doesn’t need immigrants. Here is why he’s wrong. 1) Americans don’t support amnesty for DACA. Fact: Polls show 80 percent of Republicans nationwide support…
June 21, 2018
In response to today’s failed vote in the House on the first of two immigration votes, Linda Chavez, director and spokeswoman for the Becoming American Initiative, released the following statement: “Today the House of Representatives voted…
June 20, 2018
President Trump just signed an executive order ending the separation of immigrant families at the border. Linda Chavez director and spokeswoman for the Becoming American Initiative released the following statement: “Ending the inhumane practice of…
June 19, 2018
In response to President Trump’s threat to veto any immigration legislation that lacks proper funding for the border wall, Linda Chavez, director and spokeswoman for the Becoming American Initiative, released the following statement: The administration’s policy of separating children from…
June 18, 2018
Linda Chavez, Director and Spokeswoman for the Becoming American Initiative, released the following statement in preparation for this week’s immigration votes: The Becoming American Initiative was launched to help promote understanding of the positive impact of immigrants on our society.
June 10, 2018
Upon hearing the news that his father-in-law passed away, Jonah Goldberg took to the pen to remind America the true reason we fight to protect immigration. Today the conversation about immigration is so toxic in part because we poisonously disagree…
June 10, 2018
Last fall, the Trump administration made efforts to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Ever since, 800,000 young people in America are living in fear of deportation from the only homes most of them have ever known. Court…