(Some) Republican Lawmakers Get It About Legal Immigration
Via Mark Krikorian on Twitter:
Amnesty matters, but doubling future immigration & “temporary” workers is a greater threat to the future http://t.co/MBapIGARyh
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) January 13, 2014
It`s a Neil Munro story about Republican legislators signing a letter about the effects of immigration on the American worker. That`s the good news—the bad news is that only
16 House conservatives signed the letter, including Rep. Tom Cotton, who is running for a Senate seat in Arkansas.
Mo Brooks thinks it`s fear of of donors:
“I can’t say for a certainty why some Representatives have not cosigned a letter to protect American workers, but I do note that it is an election year and there is some fear associated with very wealthy people who are contributors [and] who make profits by hiring illegal aliens and foreign workers over American citizens,” Brooks said.
However, the GOP isn`t only afraid of donors, they also have a healthy respect for their actual voters. Another Munro story has Bob Goodlatte reversing a previous flip-flop back in the direction of patriotism:
House judiciary chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte has reposted a statement opposing an immigration amnesty that had been previously removed from his website.
Instapundit said of the previous flip-flop:
January 11, 2014
THEY’LL TRY TO SNEAK IT THROUGH AFTER PRIMARY SEASON IS OVER: Website of Top House Republican Drops Opposition to Amnesty. It’s very unpopular with the base, but it’s very popular with the donors.