"Right now, they're kind of operating out of their ivory towers and so they haven't really done much of that retail politicking yet," said Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, a group that advocates stricter controls on legal and illegal immigration. "That's one of the things that really kicked it off in 2007. A lot of them were just shocked to hear how often Iowa voters bring up immigration — they didn't go there planning to talk about immigration.",0,676131.story

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times

Illegal Immigration

Updated: Fri, Jun 3rd 2011 @ 2:23pm EDT