By Seung Min Kim -- Politico

“She’s gotten an earful from our members in North Carolina for weeks now,” Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, said of Ellmers.

His group, one of the most prominent to oppose immigration reform efforts on the Hill, doesn’t get directly involved in political races. But NumbersUSA can quickly activate thousands of its members to contact lawmakers at their congressional offices, which Beck said it has certainly done with the group’s 5,300 members in Ellmers’ district.


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John 4110 of MI's picture

In the news there are many discussions on college graduates still finding the labor markets weak. Some even raise the question of whether there is excessive higher education. Almost none bring into that discussion of the fact that high levels of immigration(including visas) are having a negative impact upon opportunities nor how much worse it will become with increased immigration. The focus seems to be entirely on things like increased subsidies for longer periods to student loans (Warren).

The administration is moving ahead with rules to make labor markets worse for the educated as well as almost eliminated the legislation intention that unlawful immigrants be removed.

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Karon 0150 of NC's picture

Many college graduates, who can not find employment, (and need to pay off their student loans), then decide to go back to college and earn another degree. They often explain they are doing this, "until the economy picks up". Many can not find employment after earning that degree, either. Now they are even more in debt. It's like a catch 22. Do our politicians care? Most look like they've been bought.

Albert 3441 of PA's picture

I notice that most of the comments (including mine) on this blog are critical of Rep. Ellmer's support for amnesty.

Gene 5798 of TX's picture

I believe Truman said "Give 'em hell." North Carolina voters, I encourage to do the same for her!!

Carol 4374 of TX's picture

Say a prayer to the immigration gods that Frank Roche can beat Ellmers tonight or at least force her into a runoff, if they have those in NC.

Albert 3441 of PA's picture

It is doubtful that Ellmers won by supporting amnesty. In fact, she has been trying mightily to conceal her support for it. She was able to use her opposition to things like Obamacare and same-sex marriage to appeal to conservative voters. These bait-and-switch tactics are typical of Conservatism, Inc., and have been used by the House Republican leadership for years.