Michael van der Galien

Political Pushback for Soft-on-Immigration Republicans

Posted on January 12 2010 10:30 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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By James R. Edwards Jr.

There are new indications that supporting mass amnesty and liberal immigration levels may carry political costs. Two prominent Republican lawmakers who’ve pushed amnesty now face political heat for those actions. U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have become targets for their open-borders stances.

Arizona Sen. McCain faces challenges in his re-election bid, specifically over immigration policy differences. Judging by his state’s strong support for Proposition 200 in 2004, McCain marches out of step with the vast majority of his constituents. Immigration-control Republicans are now mounting bids to unseat McCain in his Senate primary race.

Read the whole thing at the Immigration Blog.

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