Monday, December 11, 2017

34 Pro-Amnesty GOP Reps. Hit by Populist Critics and by Business Allies

AP Photo/Reed Saxon
Pro-American activists want to primary all 34 GOP members who signed a letter urging a DACA amnesty in December, while business lobbies portrayed the legislators’ signatures as support for an even larger ‘dreamer’ amnesty.
“Some are going to get burned, and that is a good thing as a lesson,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies. He continued:
Immigration is a volatile issue in a way that others are not. There is not the same level of emotional engagement [in other issues]. Immigration fires people up and you can lose your job over it if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC added the 34 names to its “Kate’s List,” which is named after Kate Steinle who was killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco. The illegal was subsequently declared not guilty of manslaughter by a local jury. The ALIPAC statement said:
ALIPAC calls for GOP primary challengers to defeat incumbent Republicans on Kate’s List named in honor of Kate Steinle. Kate’s List is a record of Republican lawmakers in Washington, DC, who have indicated they want to join with Democrats to pass DACA, Dream Act, or Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty for illegal aliens. ...
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