In an op-ed published on the Townhall.com opinion site, I note that business interests, an important Republican constituency, are committing vast sums of money to the lobbying effort to win amnesty for illegal aliens and even greater access to foreign workers in 2014. House Republicans are squarely in business’s crosshairs as that chamber decides if and how to deal with immigration during this election year. As the op-ed notes, “The primary reason why Boehner and company might move on immigration in 2014 – perhaps the only reason – is money: lots and lots of it.”
Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.