“The public, while having some sympathy for some amnesty under all those very tough conditions, isn’t interested at all in increasing immigration and increasing the level of foreign workers,” said Roy Beck, the executive director of NumbersUSA.
“The business community has put hundreds of millions of dollars into trying to get these immigration increases through because it really goes against the basic thoughts and nature of the American voters,” he added.
"We are motivating our grass-roots activists in Utah to attend town hall meetings. We are also asking them to urge their members to hold town meetings," said Chris Chmielenski, the activism director for NumbersUSA, an immigration-reduction organization, noting that Rep. Jim Matheson and Sen. Orrin Hatch have not scheduled any.
"We're afraid that members of Congress are hearing a lot from a few groups with a loud voice, but aren't hearing from the people they are actually supposed to represent in Washington.
Opponents of the Senate bill, like Roy Beck of NumbersUSA don’t believe conservatives will fall for Rubio’s messaging.
“Rubio is trying to play on the worst fears of conservatives to push through his amnesty. I don’t think conservatives are going to buy it,” Beck said.
By Seung Min Kim in Politico
Event coordinator, Roy Beck of NumbersUSA, made a point of saying that the rally spot was chosen because Cantor needed to hear from the "wage earners" who Beck said would be harmed by comprehensive immigration reform.
“We’ve got to make sure that Eric Cantor pays attention to the wage earners — that's why we're here looking over his district as we talk tonight,” Beck said.
“Don’t go into the trap. If you do go into the trap, what you’re going to do is to turn your back to millions of Americans,” said Roy Beck, the executive director of NumbersUSA, a group that favors reduced immigration and one of the leaders of Monday’s rally. “Focus on putting these people back to work, not making them compete with more foreign workers.”
NumbersUSA’s director of government relations Rosemary Jenks added in an email to Breitbart News that the event’s location is designed to put a focus on Cantor and Goodlatte specifically.
Roy Beck President of NumbersUSA
Beck was a leading force in the successful push to defeat comprehensive immigration reform under President George W. Bush, and he has not let up as President Obama attempts a similar overhaul this year.
The former journalist — Beck once headed the D.C.
"We have more than 2 million members of our activist network. That's the key asset that we have," says Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, which opposes the immigration overhaul efforts.
Many of the group's foot soldiers are dismayed by the House GOP leaders' seeming willingness to consider a compromise on immigration. Beck says his troops will try to persuade rank-and-file Republicans not to follow their leaders on this issue.