In analysis from the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign titled, “His Original Sin,” Ron Brownstein of National Journal noted that Mitt Romney’s general election chances were all but destroyed by his run to the hardline right during the primary season.  Wrote Brownstein, “Of all Romney’s primary-season decisions, the most damaging was his choice to repel the challenges… Continue »

Most are Silent On Hillary’s Move; Graham Says Citizenship a Must; Crowd Cheers When Immigrants Called “Rats and Roaches” This past weekend offered another reminder why and how immigration reform is the GOP’s kryptonite: they touch it at their own peril; and when they do it divides them, befuddles them and drains them of power.… Continue »

Will Kevin McCarthy Follow the Path of Pete Wilson or Ronald Reagan? Washington, DC – As a series of new reports capture, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) likely ascension to House Majority Leader will have important implications for immigration policy and moreover, the political future of the Republican Party.  And coming from California, no one should understand the politics… Continue »

On CBS’s “Face the Nation” yesterday, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced her support of the Senate’s immigration bill, including its path to citizenship provision.  Now according to Chuck Todd and the NBC News Political Unit, “There are at least 60 votes for the bill.” The developments of recent days show that there is a right… Continue »

Two Republican Senators playing influential roles in the immigration debate are demonstrating contrasting profiles in leadership this week.  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is up for re-election in 2014 in one of the most conservative states in the nation, responded to the possibility of ads being run against him on immigration by noting, “If you want… Continue »

According to a report by David Nakamura in the Washington Post, “key Senators are developing plans that would make it harder for U.S. citizens to get visas for their family members while easing the path for more high-skilled foreign workers, according to aides and advocates familiar with negotiations over an emerging immigration deal.”  Said Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC),… Continue »

Updated 1:45 PM ET. A new superPAC, Republicans for Immigration Reform, is launching a television ad today in South Carolina supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and his leadership on immigration reform.  The ad is part of a $60,000 ad buy organized to show support to Sen. Graham and defend him against attacks by the extremist anti-immigrant… Continue »

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is a longtime immigration reform supporter, and one of the Senate Gang of 8 currently considering immigration legislation.  He’s been such a leader on the issue that he’s now being targeted by anti-immigrant groups like NumbersUSA, who want to silence his advocacy. Last week, Graham spoke about immigration during a visit… Continue »