Thursday, December 6, 2012

Meet the Grover Norquist of the immigration debate — MSNBC

Meet the Grover Norquist of the immigration debate — MSNBC
Washington has been filled with optimistic talk that Republicans will finally moderate their stance on immigration, making comprehensive reform possible.

But just as the GOP’s anti-tax enforcers are making it hard to come up with a compromise on how to avoid the fiscal cliff, so too is the party’s hard-line anti-immigration faction likely to stand in the way of any deal to fix our broken immigration system.

That means it’s worth getting to know the Grover Norquist of the anti-immigration lobby.

Roy Beck may not have a pledge, but he does have Numbers USA—an influential lobbying and grassroots group with 1.3 million members, which focuses on limiting and reducing the numbers of immigrants in the country.

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