POP.STOP Immigration Agency

(Or should I say Anti-Immigration Agency)

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Im/migrant Agency “Brief”


A.     Where is home base (city/state/country)? Pop.stop is an  American agency that does not list on their website the city and state in which they are located.

B.     What is key constituency or audience? Their target audience is voting American citizens that think we already have enough people in the United States.

C.     What are the agency’s main activities? Pop.stop is trying to recruit voters, via taking out newspaper and radio ads, to stop the election of politicians that would make it easy for people to migrate to the U.S.

D.     Mission statement? Key goals? “POP.STOP is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to the principles that the American population is already too large and our national population level should be reduced by education and other non-coercive means.”

E.      What are key im/migration issues of concern to this agency? They are worried about gaps in U.S. Securtiy that allows non-immigrant visitors to evade U.S. controls.

F.      What is the most common basis for statements issued, agency’s research, press releases, etc.? Newspapers (i.e. The Washington Post) and Congressional journals are their supports for statements made.

G.     Is the agency noticeably pro or con immigration? POP.STOP is against immigration.

H.     Any publications? (what types, titles) Publications are limited to ads placed with the United to Secure America coalition.

I.        Names of key spokespersons/officers.  None given.

J.   Give at least one citation of this group in a news report. “Congress is about to adopt a bill to bring hundreds of thousands of foreign workers into the United States to fill some of our best jobs. ’These are well paying high-tech jobs that should be going to Americans, especially our technically trained and highly qualified graduates,’ the voice continues. ‘Congress is being pressured to pass a foreign worker bill by America's super-rich high-tech companies. Go to your phone right now and call Congressman (Jim) Kolbe. Ask him to vote 'no' on the foreign worker bill. Tell him to save this country's best jobs for American workers.’ The campaign—prepared by Davis & Co., a Washington-based advertising agency that specializes in issue-based political advertising—has been spreading its message since March to crucial congressional districts around the country.” Finance, July 10,2000. This campaign was prepared for a coalition, Coalition for the Future American Worker, opposing legislation to increase H-1B visas.  POP.STOP is a member of this coalition.

K.   Other issues of interest? They are very interested in the United to Secure America coalition’s goal to lobby Congress and to educate Americans.

L.  Web site? Give URL  http://www.popstop.org/index.html

Research done by Julie Griffith
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