Organizing for Action (OFA), the activist spinoff group of President Obama’s campaign arm, is ramping up its push for “comprehensive” immigration reform in an unusual way this summer.
With House leadership vowing to only vote on immigration bills that have the support of the majority of House Republicans (known as the Hastert rule after a former House Speaker), OFA is now rallying support at the district offices of pro-amnesty Republicans. (Washington Post, Aug. 20, 2013)
According to the Washington Post, OFA activists have started local rallies in support of several GOP Representatives who support granting some form of legal status to illegal aliens. These include Reps. Paul Ryan (WI), Jeff Denham (CA), Joe Heck (NV), Dave Reichert (WA), Aaron Schock (IL), and Dan Webster (FL). (Id.)
Thus far, House leadership has declared the Senate bill a non-starter but they have yet to reveal which, if any, piecemeal bills that have passed out of the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees will be brought to the House floor for a vote.
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