Roy Beck, executive director of the non-partisan NumbersUSA, which opposes a path to citizenship, says the numbers show comprehensive immigration reform could be politically toxic next year.

“What we’ve seen in the last two years is this great increase in the national religious leaders pushing it,” he said. “It’s sort of become the trendy social cause for religious leaders and especially evangelicals. And I think this idea that somehow the people in the pews are softening up on this-- I think the polls show it’s just not there.”

By Christopher Neefus -- CNSNews

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Updated: Wed, Jan 6th 2010 @ 1:30pm EST