Republican Base Supports a “Path to Citizenship”?

Republican Base Supports

Privately, there are likely dozens of Republican and some Democratic  legislators who oppose most parts of a comprehensive immigration plan.  But, with re-election looming for some of them, they may be forced to support the plan expected by the end of the week, at least publicly.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a group of 300 evangelical leaders will meet in Washington, D.C. next week.  The will be demonstrating their support for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, making the case that immigration reform is a Biblical issue.

“Republican lawmakers take guidance from evangelical America on social policy issues,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. “That evangelicals have taken on immigration bodes well for passage of comprehensive reform.”

Without the support of Evangelicals, Republicans would never win another election.  Christians are the largest percentage of the right wing base.

This, I believe is a good thing.  But we must never forget that above all else, the goal of a “career politician” is re-election.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express