Sunday, July 21, 2013

Immigration Bill’s Supporters Call on Business Groups to Pressure G.O.P.

“The business community is solidly behind this — small business, large business, the chamber, the Business Roundtable, you name it, they’re all solidly in.” --Senator John McCain

By Jonatha Weisman and Ashley Parker, New York Times
July 19, 2013

WASHINGTON — With political momentum behind an immigration overhaul flagging, advocates are counting on business groups to turn up the pressure on skeptical House Republicans who are much less susceptible to that lobby than they have been in the past.
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The changed dynamic illustrates the difficulty of guiding immigration legislation through the House as well as the challenge for business interests to reassert their influence before a more ideological brand of Congressional Republican.[...]

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