In an eighteen-state ad blitz, NumbersUSA is advocating for the young adults who are “wondering if they’ll ever be financially independent.” One such young adult is Jeremy Beck, son of NumbersUSA president Roy Beck.
The younger Beck has been blogging for NumberUSA for the past several years while he supports his apparently not very lucrative acting career. According to 990s filed by NumbersUSA, the younger Beck was paid over $57,418 for “contract work” in 2011. The tax forms also recognize that Jeremy is Roy Beck’s son. The ad being run nationwide strikes out against unemployment, attempting to make a connection to immigration that has been easily and repeatedly debunked.
Beck has managed to get bit parts on television, including Person of Interest and Law and Order, apparently while moonlighting as the Director of the Media Standards Project for NumbersUSA. He also played a small role in the film Gods and Generals. The younger Beck writes regularly for his father’s organization calling out the media for its unsatisfactory reporting on immigration.
“Wage suppression doesn’t sell well in Washington – or with the public, for that matter – so the billionaire tech lobby has instead appealed for better access to foreign workers on the grounds that there isn’t enough talent in the United States to meet their demands,” the younger Beck said in a blog earlier this month. Are part-time bloggers and off-off-Broadway actors at risk of losing their jobs to immigrants as well?