Effort to change immigration law sparks internal battle within GOP - The Washington Post
Much of the party’s sharp language on immigration during the election
campaign, which Republican strategists blamed for alienating Hispanics, was
drawn from the research and rhetoric of the groups advocating tougher measures
to discourage illegal immigration.
Now, Republicans pushing the party to rethink its approach to the issue are
accusing those groups — Numbers USA, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and the Federation for American
Immigration Reform (FAIR) — of masquerading as conservative. Critics say the
groups and some of their supporters are pressing an unorthodox agenda of
strict population control that also has included backing for abortion,
sterilization and other policies at odds with conservative ideology.