Thursday, October 22, 2015
From the Hill
A leading advocate of tighter restrictions on immigration has launched a campaign to prevent Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) from assuming the Speakership.
NumbersUSA, which advocates for tougher laws governing both legal and illegal immigration, is warning that Ryan's past embrace of certain legalization benefits for people in the country illegally — benefits critics deem "amnesty" — makes him unfit for the post.
In an email alert, NumbersUSA President Roy Beck urged the group's members to bombard House lawmakers with phone calls opposing Ryan's bid to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
The campaign is an indication that at least some outside groups have little faith in Ryan's vow this week that he would not move any immigration reforms as Speaker that aren't supported by a majority of Republicans. Read more...