``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.http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/04/1907731/new-congress-wont-lead-to-fortress.html
BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER -- Miami Herald
Updated: Tue, Nov 9th 2010 @ 1:31pm EST