"Families First in Immigration"
The new group "Families First in Immigration" appears to be a pro-amnesty coalition of conservative evangelicals. They've already sent a letter to Bush and Pelosi supporting their views, but that apparently won't be released until Monday. Apparently they're seeking a "third way" on immigration "reform", but one wonders exactly how different their scheme could be from the ones currently proposed. Specifically, based on their name it appears they'll stress family reunification, something which has helped lead to current massive legal and illegal immigration, and a surprise feature of the Senate's bill.
Those involved include:
* Manny Miranda ("memogate"; former counsel to Bill Frist)
* Paul Weyrich (Coalitions for America)
* Dr. Donald Wildmon (American Family Association)
* Gary Bauer (American Values)
* David Keene (American Conservative Union)
UPDATE: The WashTimes has more. They want amnesty for all illegal aliens who have a U.S. citizen relative, which would amnestize all parents of anchor babies and, practically speaking, every other illegal alien in the U.S. who would fake a relation if they didn't have such relatives. On the other hand, they want to end birthright citizenship.
Others in the coalition include: Deal Hudson of the Morley Institute for Church & Culture... direct-mail guru Richard A. Viguerie..., the Rev. Louis Sheldon of Traditional Values Coalition and Rabbi Aryeh Spero of Caucus for America. They hope to get Sen. Sam Brownback involved.