The Atlantic Magazine has a profile of NumbersUSA's Roy Beck, which is useful for all the people out there hwo have never heard of this stuff:
The man behind the grassroots movement to stop immigration reform has been busy lately, preparing for the coming fight.
"No other August has been this critical," Roy Beck, the executive director of NumbersUSA, said in a recent interview in his group's Northern Virginia office — a large but somewhat shabby suite with a panoramic view over the Potomac.
A massive, bipartisan immigration bill passed the Democrat-led Senate in June, putting major reform as close as it's ever been to passage. There are even signs it is gaining momentum to overcome the biggest obstacle, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Beck's mission is to halt immigration reform in its tracks.
A powerful coalition supports reforming immigration. But on the other side is a scrappy, tech-savvy organization that's won before.
BY Molly Ball, August 1, 2013
They also give their readers some idea of the scale of the corporate push for amnesty. But writer Molly Ball's reporting is marred by a credulous reliance on the well-known (and oft refuted) smears directed at Dr. John Tanton:
To Beck, this is a David-and-Goliath story — his humble legions pitted against the well-financed campaign of the "corporate lobby," which wants more immigrants chiefly to supply businesses with cheap labor. (The Sunlight Foundation estimates that $1.5 billion has been spent lobbying for immigration reform over the last four years; NumbersUSA consists of two affiliated nonprofits with a shared annual budget of about $6.5 million, according to public filings.) To his opponents, the group's ties to white supremacism prove that it is merely a front for racist hatred, a charge Beck strenuously denies.
It is a small operation with undeniably fringe views. And yet it's not at all far-fetched to think that NumbersUSA will win this fight. After all, they've done it before.
Ahem! The "undeniably fringe view" that there should be less legal (and no illegal) immigration is not unique to NumbersUSA—it's shared by up to 70 percent of the American people in polls.
The piece includes links to Jason DeParle's hit piece in the NYT, $PLC smears, and something from IMAGINE2050, which is kind of a hate group itself—its name comes from the date that they HOPE non-whites will be a majority.
See my piece Communism, Socialism, Cultural Marxism, Democratic Hegemonists, Crony Capitalism, Ethnic Agendas, Treason Etc.—The “Ugly Roots” Of Immigration Enthusiasm for the reverse view of the much fringier ideologies of (a) the far Left, and (b) the extremely wealthy.
But for the person who's never heard of these issues before, that bit about the 1. 5 billion dollars spent on amnesty may come as a revelation.