"When a comprehensive immigration bill collapsed last month on the Senate floor, it was a victory for a small group that had been lobbying Congress for a decade to reduce the number of immigrants — legal and illegal — in the United States. The group, Numbers USA, tracked every twist and turn of the bill. Its members flooded the Senate with more than a million faxes, sent through the organization’s Web site. It supplied arguments and information to senators opposing the bill. 'It was a David-and-Goliath struggle,' said Roy H. Beck, the president of Numbers USA..."

By Robert Pear, in the New York Times

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Updated: Wed, Jun 18th 2008 @ 11:56am EDT