The U.S. Border Security Council legislative team has developed a working relationship with Paul Teller, Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee (RSC).
The RSC is hearing from many of their members (who have just returned to Washington from the August recess) about the immigration reform bill. During the district meetings over recess, many Members of Congress report that their constituents are demanding that any immigration reform bill strengthen border security.
Although pro-alien forces are clamoring for an immigration reform bill in any form, a key staff member in the Speaker’s office confirms that Speaker Boehner remains adamant that there won’t be time during the fall to take up the bill. After a recent meeting, several representatives of Washington think tanks and nonprofits approached our legislative team to discuss immigration policy. We will follow up with these new contacts and cultivate them as allies in the battle against any form of amnesty for illegal aliens.