Conservative ‘fly-in’ aims to sell House GOP on immigration

Conservative 'fly-in' aims to sell House GOP on immigration
USA Today — About 300 conservatives from around the country and with varying backgrounds — pastors, farmers, police chiefs, business owners — will arrive in Washington on Oct. 28 to meet with Republican lawmakers and make a conservative pitch for a new immigration law.

Participants in the “fly-in” say they can better speak to the conservative members of the U.S. House since they share many ideals on government…

The fly-in is being organized not by conservative groups, but organizations that have focused on legalizing millions of people who are in the U.S. illegally and changing the legal immigration system to bring in more foreign workers.

Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a group that has advocated for changes in immigration law to help legal and undocumented immigrants for three decades, said the broad collection coming to Washington represents “the conservative base of the Republican Party.”

Among those involved in the fly-in are the pro-business U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the Partnership for a New American Economy, which was founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; and, co-founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other tech-industry leaders who have been bankrolling campaigns that support immigration overhauls…. [Read More]