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New Congress won't lead to `fortress America'

 

New Congress won't lead to `fortress America'

Quoted - Thursday, November 4, 2010

• Immigration: The next Congress will be more anti-immigration than the current one. Chances of passing comprehensive immigration reform that would give an earned path to citizenship to the more than 11 million undocumented foreigners living in the country are now greatly diminished.

``I'm not sure that there has been a Congress since 1924 -- and certainly not in the last 50 years -- that had a membership more interested in reductions in overall illegal and legal immigration than the one that was elected yesterday,'' says Roy Beck, head of Numbers USA, a group that defines itself as ``for lower immigration levels.''

About 36 legislators who support an earned path to citizenship for undocumented U.S. residents as part of comprehensive immigration reform have been voted out of Congress.

BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER -- Miami Herald

• Immigration: The next Congress will be more anti-immigration than the current one. Chances of passing comprehensive immigration reform that would give an earned path to citizenship to the more than 11 million undocumented foreigners living in the country are now greatly diminished.



``I'm not sure that there has been a Congress since 1924 -- and certainly not in the last 50 years -- that had a membership more interested in reductions in overall illegal and legal immigration than the one that was elected yesterday,'' says Roy Beck, head of Numbers USA, a group that defines itself as ``for lower immigration levels.''



About 36 legislators who support an earned path to citizenship for undocumented U.S. residents as part of comprehensive immigration reform have been voted out of Congress.



The next Congress will have only 170 members supporting a conditioned legalization of undocumented immigrants, far from the 218 majority that would be needed to pass such a measure, according to Numbers USA estimates.

BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER -- Miami Herald

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