Numbers USA Mobilizes Activists to Protest House Immigration Reform Push

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9 June 2014
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The limited immigration group, Numbers USA, is calling on its activists to be in touch with their congressmen to protest the recent push for immigration reform in the House.

In an “urgent action alert” to members Monday obtained by Breitbart News, Numbers USA warned that “The Amnesty Threat Level is at Code Red this week,” due to the effort by Reps. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), and Mario Diaz Balart (R-Fla.) to move immigration reform forward before the August recess...

According to the group, regardless of the parameters of a possible immigration reform deal in the House, any such legislation could be combined with the Senate-passed immigration reform bill.

“Even if the House passes a limited bill, it could be used by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and amnesty champion Sen Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) as a vehicle to tack on the Senate-passed Schumer-Obama amnesty (S. 744). Of course, this bill would have to go back to the House for approval, but with 192 Democrats already signed on to a discharge petition to bring the House version of S. 744 to the floor for a vote, only a handful of Republican votes would be needed for passage,” the alert reads...

On Monday, Rosemary Jenks, Numbers USA’s director of government relations, pointed to those Republican members working on “amnesty” as just as blameworthy as Obama and Democrats for the current surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.

“[T]hese Republicans who are still pushing amnesty, along with President Obama and most Democrats, are to blame for the current crisis at our Southern border,” Jenks wrote in an email to Breitbart News. “It is totally irresponsible to be talking about new immigration laws — which act as an incentive to illegal immigration — when the President has thoroughly dismantled current immigration enforcement laws, thus facilitating the current illegal surge across the border.”