ABC/Univision specifically mentioned three Republican Congressmen who may be on the fence and vulnerable to pressure to support a comprehensive form of immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship for the country’s 11 million illegal immigrants.
One candidate to watch is Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL), who has “indicated he would back a pathway if several preconditions are met, including a 90 percent apprehension rate of illegal border crossers and allowing local law enforcement to help crack down on illegal immigration.”
Another is Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL). Breitbart News reported Schock claimed a majority of House Republicans back the House’s version of the DREAM Act. He has also indicated he could back a path to citizenship for all illegal immigrants if preconditions are met and they go “to the back of the line.”
The third Representative named is Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who has backed the House’s version of the DREAM Act and is being pressured to support a pathway to citizenship of all of the country’s illegal immigrants.