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The number of True Reformers in the next U.S. House of Representatives will double.

We had 38 True Reformers in the current House.

We count 73 Representatives in the new Congress pledged to a full menu of immigration reductions -- and we think that number is going to grow before Congress convenes in January.

These are our tigers who are pledged to claw out some actual improvements in immigration policies the next two years, leading other anti-amnesty Members to follow them.

These are Members of Congress who have publicly committed themselves to nearly all policy changes that would virtually end illegal immigration and that would dramatically reduce legal immigration to  level that doesn't significantly threaten U.S. workers and their families.

We count more than 200 Members elected Tuesday who have promised to support stronger enforcement and to oppose an amnesty.

But the 73 listed below are the elite strike force of those 200. In one way or another they have pledged to work for all or nearly all of the 12 immigration policies on our Candidate Survey that we believe are necessary to make immigration once again serve the national interest.

Our list of 12 includes a pledge to work to:

  • stop mass legalizations and long-term work permits for illegal aliens (amnesty)
  • end chain migration
  • end the visa lottery
  • support local law enforcement in removing illegal aliens
  • end birthright citizenship
  • support significant overall numerical reductions in legal immigration
  • mandate electronic verification to drive most illegal aliens from their jobs to put millions of Americans back to work.

Folks, the elected officials on the list below have made some amazing promises. Here are some additional markings to tell you why these made the True Reformer list:

  • ASTERISKS:  The names with asterisks are already Members of Congress who have demonstrated through their actions their commitment to aggressive reform.
  • (5/5):   These are current Members who co-sponsored all 5 of what NumbersUSA promoted as the greatest immigration bills in this Congress (unfortunately none of the bills was allowed a vote).
  • *(S): An (S) next to an asterisk means the incumbent not only took great actions in this Congress but  also took our survey and pledged in the next Congress to work for all or nearly all of the 12 major immigraion policy positions NumbersUSA advocates.

Everybody else on this list is a brand new Member of Congress elected last Tuesday.  And every one of them sent us a signed survey that they support all or nearly all of the 12 major immigration policy positions we believe are needed to protect U.S. economic justice and environmental sustainability, as well as individual freedoms.

ALABAMA

  • Mo Brooks 
  • Spencer Bachus*

ARKANSAS

  • Tim Griffin
  • Steve Womack

ARIZONA

  • Paul Gosar
  • Trent Franks*
  • Ben Quayle
  • David Schweikert

CALIFORNIA

  • Elton Gallegly*
  • Gary Miller *(S)
  • Ken Calvert*
  • Dana Rohrabacher*(S)
  • Brian Bilbray*(S)(5/5)
  • Duncan Hunter*

COLORADO

  • Doug Lamborn*
  • Mike Coffman*(S)(5/5)

FLORIDA

  • Steve Southerland
  • Rich Nugent
  • Cliff Stearns*(S)
  • John Mica*(S)(5/5)
  • Daniel Webster
  • Dennis Ross
  • Bill Posey*
  • Allen West
  • Sandy Adams

GEORGIA

  • Tom Price*
  • Rob Woodall
  • Paul Broun*(5/5)
  • Phil Gingrey*(5/5)
  • Austin Scott

IOWA

  • Steve King*(5/5)

IDAHO

  • Raul Labrador

ILLINOIS

  • Donald Manzullo*(S)

INDIANA

  • Dan Burton*(5/5)

KANSAS

  • Tim Huelskamp

LOUISIANA

  • John Fleming*(S)

MARYLAND

  • Andy Harris
  • Roscoe Bartlett*

MICHIGAN

  • Dan Benishek
  • Candice Miller*
  • Tim Walberg*

MISSOURI

  • Todd Akin*
  • Vicki Hartzler

MISSISSIPPI

  • Alan Nunnelee
  • Steve Palazzo

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Walter Jones*
  • Virginia Foxx*(5/5)
  • Sue Myrick*(S)(5/5)
  • Patrick McHenry*(S)

NEW MEXICO

  • Steve Pearce

NEVADA

  • Dean Heller*(5/5)
  • Joe Heck

OHIO

  • Bob Gibbs

OKLAHOMA

  • John Sullivan*

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Thomas Marino
  • Lou Barletta
  • Todd Platts*

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Jeff Duncan

TENNESSEE

  • Phil Roe*
  • Charles Fleischmann
  • Scott DesJarlais
  • Diane Black

TEXAS

  • Ted Poe*
  • Mike Conaway*
  • Bill Flores
  • Randy Neugebauer*
  • Lamar Smith*
  • Kenny Marchant*(S)(5/5)

VIRGINIA

  • Rob Wittman*
  • Scott Rigell
  • Bob Goodlatte*(S)(5/5)

WEST VIRGINIA

  • David McKinley

This list does not include the True Reformers in the Senate.  I'll write about them next week. 

All of you who contacted these U.S. Representative candidates through the year and encouraged them to take a strong stand on immigration, we at NumbersUSA salute you.  In fact, all million activists of NumbersUSA owe you thanks for sending Representatives to Congress who have been willing to pledge such strong actions these next two years.

As soon as the new Congress convenes, we will be giving you an opportunity to remind all of these of the pledges they have made and encourage them to sign on to the key bills as fast as they are introduced.

ROY BECK is Founder & CEO of NumbersUSA

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Updated: Tue, Nov 9th 2010 @ 12:11pm EST

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