"Tell your Three Members of Congress how ridiculous it is that Members of Congress are rushing on immigration reform just to stay ahead of Pres. Obama's announcement that's expected on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Also tell your Members that an amnesty is premature before E-Verify is mandated, an entry-exit system to track non-immigrant visa holders is complete, and chain migration and the visa lottery have been eliminated," they wrote.
Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
Smith, who has taken a hardline stance on immigration reform, said the plan would increase illegal immigration.
Center for Immigration Studies
Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, DC-based group that opposes a path to citizenship and that the Southern Poverty Law Center has decried as anti-immigrant, said the plan would be devastating to Republicans seeking reelection.
"The Republicans will lose the House in 2014 because why would Republicans come out to vote for people who supported something like this?" he said. "It would be as though a Republican House enacted a legislative version of Roe v. Wade."