Roy Beck


Roy Beck began his career as a journalist, with experience as a copy editor, city editor, and finally managing editor of The Lakeville Journal. He also worked as an editorial page writer for the Los Angeles Times from 1982 to 1984. In 1994, Roy founded NumbersUSA, an organization that works on reducing both legal and illegal immigration to the United States. He served as president of NumbersUSA until 2013 when he retired to spend more time with his granddaughters.

He had testified before the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and seven state legislatures and was a member of President George W. Bush’s Commission on Immigration Reform. He has been a speaker at conferences for the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Center for Immigration Studies, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, and on conservative talk radio shows, including The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Sean Hannity Show.

Roy Beck is one of America’s leading advocates for reducing legal immigration into the United States. In 1994 he founded NumbersUSA, an organization with more than 1 million members working to reduce legal and illegal immigration to the country. Roy Beck is a former journalist who spent most of his career working in the Los Angeles Times newsroom, eventually becoming managing editor before leaving to start his non-profit organization.

In 1994, Beck left the Times to start NumbersUSA to reduce legal and illegal immigration into the country. Today, NumbersUSA has over one million members across all fifty states. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Lowell Thomas Award given by the Society of American Travel Writers for an essay he wrote about Mexican immigration, which appeared in Reader’s Digest magazine in 2000. In 2006, he was named an honorary member of Human Life International for his work on abortion and population growth issues. Roy Beck is the founder of NumbersUSA, an outfit dedicated to securing the borders and reducing legal and illegal immigration.

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