According to this, on February 17, 2010 (the eve of CPAC), a group of conservative leaders will unveil "The Mount Vernon Statement", a statement of conservative principles. This post will be updated when it's released with a discussion of its immigration provisions (if any). Those involved include:
Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, David Keene of the American Conservative Union, former Reagan policy adviser Kenneth T. Cribb, Kenneth Blackwell of Coalition for a Conservative Majority, and Federalist Society co-founder David McIntosh.
UPDATE: The statement is at themountvernonstatement.com and it doesn't mention immigration or (for the most part) any specific issues. Reading between the lines is left as an exercise, such as in: "A Constitutional conservatism based on first principles provides the framework for a consistent and meaningful policy agenda... It supports America’s national interest in advancing freedom and opposing tyranny in the world and prudently considers what we can and should do to that end." Interpretation of that depends on your definition of "prudent", with those in the George W Bush/"NeoCon" sphere having a broad definition.
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