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Rep. Lamar Smith's Op-Ed Highlights How Hispanic Vote Did Not Shift Against Anti-Amnesty Candidates

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In an op-ed published by the Washington Post this past weekend, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who will likely become the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee in the next Congress, detailed the support Republican House candidates received from Hispanic voters during the recent mid-term elections. Rep. Smith referred to exit polling that revealed a 9 percent increase in the support of Hispanic voters for House Republican candidates.

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Midterms = good news for border enforcement

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An immigration reduction advocacy organization says the recent midterm elections will make the House friendlier to border enforcement than that of the current Democratic-controlled assembly.

Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, says immigration enforcement supporters celebrated a victory last week when November 2 brought a Congress more interested in reducing immigration than what the U.S. has seen since 1924, and certainly over the past 50 years.

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Republican win to change immigration landscape

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While Sharry believes the Democratic-controlled Senate and President Barack Obama will serve as a firewall to any sole enforcement bills, Beck said they may be backed into a tough political corner.

The key is to frame the immigration dialogue around jobs, Beck said.

"I think it needs to be a pure job-related immigration bill," he said. "Obama would be forced to sign it."

A bill that would make enrollment of E-Verify mandatory for all employers could do the trick, according to Beck.

NumbersUSA Quoted

Hispanic vote a 2012 wild card

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The new Congress — with cowed Democrats and Republicans empowered by a grass roots hostile to any hint of “amnesty” — seems even less likely to act. Numbers USA, which favors lower immigration levels, estimates that the election wiped out about three dozen immigration reform supporters in the House and about a half-dozen in the Senate. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44758.html

By Ben Smith and Carrie Budoff Brown -- Politico.com

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Latino voters' impact varied by region

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A hard-line immigration stance has become almost standard for GOP candidates nationally, as an older generation that backed immigration reform is pushed out by conservative activists. Even though it wasn't the centerpiece of their agenda, GOP candidates weren't shy about talking about the need to secure the border or their backing of Arizona's controversial new immigration law.

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Number of TRUE REFORMERS Doubled for Next U.S. House ('tigers' who will lead others to form 'reduction majority')

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  by  Roy Beck

The number of True Reformers in the next U.S. House of Representatives will double. We had 38 True Reformers in the current House. We count 73 Representatives in the new Congress pledged to a full menu of immigration reductions -- and we think that number is going to grow before Congress convenes in January. These are our tigers who are pledged to claw out some actual improvements in immigration policies the next two years, leading other anti-amnesty Members to follow them.

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Our Survey and Candidate Comparison Pages Gain More Attention in Post-Election Analysis

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

Back in February, we began the giant task of sending out our Immigration-Reduction Survey to more than 1,500 Congressional candidates. We received about 500 completed surveys, and for Tuesday's mid-term elections, 157 Congressional races across the country had at least one candidate who completed a survey. Over the nine month period, our Survey and Candidate Comparison pages received lots of media coverage, including a post-election column written by Mark Krikorian for the National Review.

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Election Dramatically Shifted Immigration Balance of Power in Congress Toward Enforcement & Reductions

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  by  Roy Beck

(NOTE: Be sure to look at our TV page with all the election results for every congressional race, and blog items from our 10-hour live coverage of the returns Tuesday:   http://www.numbersusa.tv )

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Immigration activists mobilize for election

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"Immigration has never been this hot," said Roy Beck, who has been at the helm of anti-illegal immigration group NumbersUSA since 1996. "It's amazing it's this hot. I would have not predicted it." . . .

Beck, who calls immigration reform just another amnesty, said one of his group's newest strategies is the creation of a "top race list," which consists of the closest races where there's a candidate who could make a difference in illegal immigration.

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Immigration Hawks: Landing in a Gov’s Office Near You

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"His career grade with us is an A-plus. He'll do anything that he's allowed to do to push illegal aliens out of the state," says Roy Beck, president of anti-immigration group Numbers USA, who predicts that Georgia is "one of the most likely" states to pass a law similar to Arizona's. Having vowed to enact an immigration crackdown early on in his campaign, Deal has benefited from the anxieties surrounding Georgia's immigrant community, which is one of the fastest growing in the US.

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Wrong to Reverse Arizona Proof-of-Citizenship Law

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  by  Caroline Espinosa

On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a 2004 Arizona law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship in order to register and vote in U.S. elections. This is another case of the lax enforcement of our immigration laws leading to abuse and confusion.

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Excuse me Senator, would you like a cup of Tea?

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  by  Chad MacDonald

On December 16, 1773 there was a revolution in the Boston harbor. On November 2, 2010 there will be a revolution on Election Day. It’s Tea Party time in America. In the Senate alone, the Tea Party earthquake hit Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Kentucky, Delaware, Alaska, and Florida. But where do these anti-establishment candidates stand on Immigration issues? Where do these 7 key Senate candidates stand on Immigration Reduction? Reading the Tea leaves reveals an uncertain future.

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Watch LIVE Election Night Coverage on our Website

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  by  Roy Beck

Check out this new graphic that shows the current balance between Members of Congress wanting More Immigration (ORANGE) and wanting Less Immigration (GREEN). On Election Night, TV networks will be tracking the Red-Blue shift between political parties. Come to the NumbersUSA home page to watch how each election winner shifts the Orange-Green balance. . . .

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Top Immigration-Reduction Democrats (if you're looking for a Democratic incumbent to support, here are some nominations)

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  by  Roy Beck

We know that most of our NumbersUSA members are dedicated either to the Republican or Democratic Party because of a wide array of issues and ideologies that are dear to you. Today, I'm writing for those of you who are wondering where you can make contributions to congressional Democratic incumbents nationwide who have been the most reliable in resisting immigration increases and in working for reductions. Here are the 18 Democrats who have earned a Grade-B or better for both their Career and for This Congress . . .

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TRUE REFORMERS for Immigration Reduction Had Great Showing in Tuesday Elections

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  by  Roy Beck

We saw some exciting results in the primary elections yesterday as many candidates won who had pledged to support all 12 of NumbersUSA's top immigration priorities. The chances are going up with every Primary election for a much-improved Congress in terms of sensible immigration policy and reduced numbers. The 5th worst Republican in the Senate may have lost her seat, for example.

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True Reform Candidate, Rep. John Boozman, Wins Arkansas Primary

Rep. John Boozman

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Rep. John Boozman (R.Ark.) received more than 50% of the vote in Tuesday's Republican Senatorial Primary, avoiding a run-off and winning the party's nomination for the Senate seat currently held by Blanche Lincoln. Rep. Boozman holds a career A-grade and completed a NumbersUSA Immigration-Reduction Survey, agreeing with NumbersUSA on all our key issues.

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Defeated Sen. Bennett (R-Utah) -- On Immigration, Preferred Corporate Greed Over Patriotic Businesses & Citizens

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  by  Roy Beck

Sen. Robert Bennett is a prime example of how immigration plays with the Republican Party's national elite and their preference for the greediest of business lobbyists over regular taxpaying citizens and the majority of business owners who prefer strong immigration enforcement over heavy foreign labor importation. Utah's grassroots Republican leaders sent quite a message over the weekend that they don't think much of their Party's national elite, as they refused to allow incumbent Sen. Robert Bennett a chance to run for a fourth term.