October 23, 2013
Immigration activist groups have declared they will launch a “week of escalation” this week to pressure lawmakers in Congress with acts of civil disobedience to pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.
According to Politico, pro-immigration reform groups will target House Republican leaders and over 20 Republicans they think are vulnerable on the issue. Their goal is to get a vote on immigration reform this year.
Republican mega-donor Paul Singer has teamed up with George Soros to finance pro-comprehensive immigration reform groups like the Evangelical Immigration Table, which released a letter on Monday urging lawmakers to support a pathway to citizenship, and the National Immigration Forum, which will also be mobilizing support.