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Anti-Immmigrant Movement's Targeting of Rep. Renee Ellmers

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on 30 May 2014

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Transcript of Anti-Immmigrant Movement's Targeting of Rep. Renee Ellmers

Ellmers Faces Anti-Immigrant Activists (March 2014)
Interactions Upheld by Anti-Immigrant Groups and Conservative Media
Anti-Immigrant Movement Mobilizes Opposition
Ellmers' GOP primary challenger Frank Roche signs FAIR's "No Amnesty" pledge (5/1/14):

"As a member of Congress I will work to block any bill advocating for such from reaching the floor, or vote against any bill that proposes any type of legalization of illegal immigrants."
Primary Results
"We have problems, and there are solutions. I, for one, am excited to start this process and fix a broken system." op-ed in
Fayetteville Observer
(January 19, 2014)
“It is not practical, it is not common sense, to assume that 11 or 12 … million people are simply going to pick up and leave our country [...] It is not possible because they have built their lives here, they have built their families here.” event in Cary, NC (February 19, 2014)
Anti-Immigrant Movement Responds
Anti-Immmigrant Movement's Focus on Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)
Ellmers Expresses Support for Reform
The Laura Ingraham Show
Dunn, NC meeting w/ NC Listen and constituents (3/20/14)
Photo: Gage Skidmore
“She’s gotten an
earful from our
members in
North Carolina
for weeks now.”

- NumbersUSA's
Roy Beck to Politico (5/6/14)
Ellmers carries election by 17 points:
Anti-immigrant movement blames power
of money in politics, not unpopularity of
nativist message
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