March 2010

March 1, 2010

RE: Council for Retirement Security survey finds illegal immigration seen as a threat

Dear Member of Congress,

In an effort to make you aware of the issues that most concern America’s seniors this election year, I’m writing to share the results of our recent survey, which asked, “Do you believe that illegal immigration is a threat to the well-being of the United States?”

We mailed more than 6 million questionnaires and have received responses from across the nation, including your district. You may be interested to note the following answers:

85.9%    Yes, illegal immigration is a threat
5.8%    No
4.5%     Undecided
3.8%    No answer

The Council for Retirement Security, a program of the nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots citizens group Our Generation, is dedicated to improving the lives of senior citizens through awareness and advocacy.  I hope you find the above information useful and take into consideration the viewpoints expressed as you shape our country’s policy on immigration reform and other matters of vital importance to America’s expanding senior population.

Very Truly Yours,

Rita Smith
Executive Director