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Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

Quoted - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Roy Beck of Numbers USA, which pushes for a more restrictive immigration policy, said expanding deportation relief could also fail. "It looks radical," he said of the notion of sharply limiting removals.

By Nicholas Riccardi - Associated Press

http://news.yahoo.com/immigrant-activists-push-stop-deportations-070841667--politics.html

NumbersUSA's Beck: Public Pressure Can Stop Immigration Amnesty

Quoted - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Americans must keep pressure on Congress to stop lawmakers from ramming through an immigration reform bill that includes amnesty, says Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA.

http://www.newsmax.com/NewsmaxTv/amnesty-immigration-paul-ryan-roy-beck/2014/02/04/id/550919#ixzz2sStjy8IX

GOP leader reveals strategy for immigration bill push

NumbersUSA In the News Quoted - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Goodlatte should get some credit for his emphasis on boosting security inside the country, not just at the border, said Roy Beck, the founder of NumbersUSA, a group that pushes for low immigration levels. He is also right to be skeptical of presidents’ willingness to enforce laws, said Beck.

Goodlatte, however, also endorsed an amnesty and more foreign workers, said Beck. “He didn’t show any concern for American workers and the reason you have immigration laws is to protect workers and the unemployed,” Beck said.

Goodlatte is under intense pressure from House Speaker John Boehner who is trying to pass an amnesty-and-guest-worker bill, so “we don’t know where the real Bob Goodlatte is,” Beck said.

By Neil Munro in The Daily Caller

http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/13/gop-leader-reveals-strategy-for-immigration-bill-push/

Immigration-Bill Pressure Backfires: Overhaul Backers Target Majority Whip, but Tactic Provokes Response From Opponents

NumbersUSA In the News Quoted - Friday, December 27, 2013

The group Numbers USA, which calls for limits on immigration, also grew concerned that Mr. McCarthy might support legislation it considered to be amnesty for people who had illegally entered the country. It directed its members to phone and message Mr. McCarthy's offices, and to drop by his office with material making their case, said Roy Beck, the group's CEO. "We did react on McCarthy, because he's truly in play," he said.

By Laura Meckler in The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304244904579276403694719232

Faithful in Front

NumbersUSA In the News Quoted - Friday, November 22, 2013

Some argue that evangelical leaders are out of step with their congregations on immigration. A recent poll of likely evangelical Republican voters released by NumbersUSA, which endorses lower immigration levels, found that 63 percent of respondents "strongly oppose" a bill described as giving "work permits to an estimated 7 million illegal immigrant workers." Pulse Opinion Research conducted the poll.

"They are the most opposed to the kind of thing the Senate is doing, and the most opposed to what these evangelical leaders are calling for," says NumbersUSA Executive Director Roy Beck. Conservatives say the Evangelical Immigration Table, an immigration advocacy coalition, is backed by the National Immigration Forum, which has gotten money from liberal philanthropist George Soros.

By Eliza Newlin Carney in CQ Weekly

Is immigration overhaul dead in the House?

NumbersUSA In the News Quoted - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, a group that helped defeat a similar immigration effort in 2007 and is fighting hard against this year's efforts, said Boehner and other Republican leaders are still looking for ways to pass some kind of immigration overhaul. He said they feel a political need to do so to win over the ever-growing Hispanic electorate.

"I have no question in my mind that Boehner and (Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.) still believe the storyline that politically you have to do something and you have to pass some kind of amnesty," Beck said. "That's why you can't declare this thing dead."

By Alan Gomez in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/11/14/immigration-reform-house-republicans/3533455/

Boehner: No formal talks on immigration bill

NumbersUSA In the News Quoted - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Opponents of comprehensive immigration legislation welcomed Boehner's words and the latest development.

"Friends, take a moment to celebrate what I call a `step victory,'" Roy Beck of NumbersUSA said in a note to followers that warned that the threat was not over.

By Donna Cassata in the Associated Press

Ted Cruz looms large over comprehensive immigration reform

NumbersUSA In the News Quoted - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"There are going to be a lot of Republicans who don't want to be on the other side of Ted Cruz," said Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations at NumbersUSA, a group that advocates for reduced immigration flows.

By Alexander Bolton in The Hill

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/331077-ted-cruz-looms-large-over-comprehensive-immigration-reform

Evangelicals Battle Over 'Biblical' Immigration

NumbersUSA In the News Quoted - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Polling data is mixed on that score. On one hand, data from the right leaning "immigration reduction" organization, Numbers USA, suggests that 46% of Republican evangelicals say they would deport most undocumented immigrants. Another 32% say they would deport some, but "ensure no jobs or assistance for the rest."

By Maya Rhodan in Time

http://swampland.time.com/2013/10/22/evangelicals-battle-over-biblical-immigration/#ixzz2iXAzUQOS

Is Immigration Really Dead in the House?

NumbersUSA In the News Quoted - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

All this should add up to a dead issue. "So why am I not sleeping at night?" queried Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, a grassroots group that has effectively lobbied dozens of rank-and-file House Republicans to oppose anything that could lead to legalization of people without papers. "What worries me is that Boehner and the business lobbies get together to pull some kind of maneuver" for a limited legalization/guest-worker/border-security bill. "Then Democrats in the Senate will say, 'Maybe this is our last chance until 2017,' " he said.

By Fawn Johnson in The National Journal

All this should add up to a dead issue. "So why am I not sleeping at night?" queried Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, a grassroots group that has effectively lobbied dozens of rank-and-file House Republicans to oppose anything that could lead to legalization of people without papers. "What worries me is that Boehner and the business lobbies get together to pull some kind of maneuver" for a limited legalization/guest-worker/border-security bill. "Then Democrats in the Senate will say, 'Maybe this is our last chance until 2017,' " he said.

Powerful House Republicans like Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan all want to see something happen on immigration. The only thing that has stopped them is skepticism from tea partiers like Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., who says that Obama hasn't enforced existing laws, or Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., who warns that the president is using the issue for political gain. This group of hard-line House members is amplified by nonstop advocacy from groups like NumbersUSA, which flood their offices with calls saying there should be no legalization for unauthorized immigrants under any circumstances.

Beck's grassroots network has been actively lobbying House Republicans this week to stop a noncontroversial border-security bill from coming to the House floor, fearing that the measure is the "camel's nose under the tent" leading to legalization of undocumented immigrants. The bill could become a conference-committee vehicle with a Senate bill that would give unauthorized immigrants a 13-year path to citizenship. The roughly two dozen House Republicans who want to avoid such negotiations "remain scared to death of [House GOP] leadership on this," Beck said.

By Fawn Johnson in The National Journal

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