Immigration Lobbies Spent $1.5 Billion Since 2007

Neil Munro, Daily Caller, March 26, 2013

A loose alliance of business and political groups has spent almost $1.5 billion since late 2007 to rewrite the nation’s immigration law according to a new report.

The flood of money hired 3,136 lobbyists at 678 lobbying groups to pass one or more of 987 small or large bills, said the March 25 report from the  Sunlight Foundation.

“[I]n the five years (2008-2012) since the reform last died on the Senate floor, we count 6,712 quarterly lobbying reports filed by 678 lobbying organizations in 170 sectors mentioning 987 unique bills, associated with more than $1.5 billion in lobbying spending,” the Sunlight Foundation’s Lee Drutman and Alexander Furnas write.

The report corroborates lobbyists’ recent comments to The Daily Caller that business and progressive groups are spending very heavily to pass a joint “comprehensive immigration bill” this year, which could include enhanced guest worker program and some form of amnesty.

One lobbyist said he had been given a surprise offer to promote the new bills, while another said that meetings of experienced immigration lobbyists are crowded with new advocates who know little about immigration law.

“They’re hiring nearly everybody,” the second lobbyist told TheDC.

The Sunlight Foundation’s report, however, does not focus on the 2013 fight, and instead concentrates on the scale and pattern of immigration lobbying. It does not compare funding spent by pro-immigration groups to the much smaller spending by the handful of groups fighting to curb immigration and the influx of guest workers.

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The report says that the NumbersUSA group has an annual budget of $6 million, and has hired lobbyists at three lobbying firms.

Federation for American Immigration Reform and NumbersUSA rallied public opposition to defeat 2006 and 2007 immigration bills that were championed by the progressive activists and corporate lobbyists.

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OpenSecrets says that NumbersUSA spent $600,000 in lobbying in 2012. That’s less than 10 percent of the $8 million spent by one company, Microsoft Corp., which is trying to up its employment of professional guest-workers under the H-1B program.

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In fact, the Sunlight Foundation itself is one of the many groups that are partly funded by the Soros Foundation, which is using its money to help pass the immigration bills. Sunlight received $300,000 from Soros in 2010 and 2011.

The Soros group has spent more that $70 million since 2005 to boost groups seeking to increase immigration, according to a February report by WNYC.org.

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The groups are trying to pass a “comprehensive” immigration bill that would substantially alter the nation’s current immigration laws. Their strategy involves using business lobbyists to mollify GOP concerns that any amnesty would boost Democratic votes in 15 years. At the same time, progressive advocacy groups are trying to mollify widespread Democratic opposition to imported guest-workers.

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A March 21 blog post by Sunlight Foundation says that three business sectors “tech, agribusiness and construction — have contributed more than $51 million since 1988 [in donations] to lawmakers who are either on committees with key roles in drafting immigration legislation or who are otherwise closely involved with the bill legislation.”

The blog post links to a Feb. 13 post by the foundation, which said that Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer — the leader of the eight senators drafting the pending 2013 immigration bill—has received $4.86 million from the three sectors.

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  • The__Bobster

    And I thought Chuckie The Vulture was destroying America because of tribal loyalty. It turns out he’s being paid big bucks to do it. Of course the tribe is doing the paying.

    • Felix_M

      The more you learn about the tribe the more you understand why everyone, everywhere and every time in history eventually hands them their asses on a platter.

  • Greg Thomas

    Our traitors in Washington have been bought and paid for by the open borders, pro-mestizo, White-hating zealots. This is not going to be resolved at the ballot box. We are losing. It will take something much more drastic to end this treason.

    • Triarius

      Israel owns lobbying and D.C. When I was working down there I talked to a few family members in the intelligence or State department and they told me that Israel has more spies in NoVa (Northern VA) than all other countries combined. They usually use photo kiosks in Dulles and other malls.

      I have heard a lot of good stories about how they collect information, and employee IDs. That is why gov’t employees are not allowed to have their badges showing when they leave work for lunch. The US gov’t even has their own doing it to deter employees. If you they can record your name and badge ID while on the streets, you are fired that day.

      • DudeWheresMyCountry?

        For years I have been telling people the biggest lobby in DC is not for the US citizen. It is for the Israeli.

        Let me know when you find a Jewish-American who would agree with you that the US should have the biggest lobby in Tel Aviv.

        A Jewish-American co-worker once told me that Israel is important to Jewish-Americans not for just sentimental reasons but because they believe American Whites will eventually turn on them and they will need an escape haven.

        I laughed. I told him there won’t be any Whites left to create a hostile majority and that furthermore the non-Whites will be far more difficult to deal with as the country keeps turning more non-Western.

        I finished by also reminding him of who saved Jewish people in the 20th Century from elimination and also financed their new homogenous home state in the sewer of the neighborhood known as The Middle East… White people.

        Once again, no good deed goes unpunished.

  • wattylersrevolt

    tMore compelling evidence the post-1965 policy of race-replacing the Native Born White American Majority is driven at the most fundamental level by the low-wage labor policy of the Mega-Corporations. This low wage labor policy is a vicious attack on historical deeply entrenched-in-a-place Native Born White American communities. The economic system requires our destruction. This is basically the critque of Capitalism that was made by C.Wright Mills and the cousin of Henry Adams..don’t remember his name. Naked, pure,unadultrated Capitalism-the child of the industrial revolution-is evil. Just pay attention to what the race replacement enthusias write and say:the health of the US economy requires a scale of nonwhite immigration so large that it requires White Americans to commit racial suicide. How can this be? When Native Born White Americans are racial minority..will the hindu overlords make an economic case for their race-replacement? We all the know the obvious to this question.

    It’s all related you know. These very same Mega-Corporations funded the homosexual degenerate gay marriage filth movement..another attack on a sense of community. It is not out of the realm of possibility that millions of young economically redundant Native Born White American Males will turn to Islam in the future and settle some scores.

    • David Ashton

      Interesting – “blacks, immigrants, gays”, the very groups selected by Cultural Marxists like Herbert Marcuse to destroy “capitalism”.

      • wattylersrevolt

        That’s right. The Corporations are running the show and laughing all the way to the bank. Millions of Ordinary Native Born White Americans are being denied the very great benefit of a severe labor scarcity. It’s really criminal..a very great crime..and has the full support of “anti-capitalist” Noam Chomsky..nice summer home on Nantucket….not too far from Alan Dershowitz’s mansion.

        • Don’t forget the billionaires & the people that run the foundations. See the book – Revolution From Above.

  • Somewhat OT, somewhat not.

    One of the politicians who has turned Judas is Tom Tancredo’s protege, Mike Coffman, who replaced Tancredo in the U.S. House. Coffman immediately joined the immigration restriction caucus that TT started when he was first elected, but has now turned traitor.

    It is really tempting, and in fact logically sound, to think that someone like Rand Paul wasn’t bought off because he didn’t need to be bought off, because his own internal ideology would eventually mean he would advocate amnesty and open borders at some point. But that dog doesn’t hunt re Coffman, who was never a libertarian or semi-libertarian, and in fact started out plainly on our side.

    All this money that’s being passed around, as described in this article, probably explains Coffman, and maybe partially explains Rand Paul.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Pure evil. Now if you had the genuine support of the citizens would you need to spend billions on lobbyists? This is a war on the US.

    • It’s really a war on white people.

      • White Mom in WDC

        It is war. Scary but do true. What is scary is that other white citizens in the elite are behind it all. I see this crap all the time at the parks in DC. Elite, fugly white moms with brown nannies. Us middle and working class bitches, well we are untouchable and nary a bother. It’s class warfare being waged by traitorous whites. Off with their heads!

        • MBlanc46

          Definitely class war.

          • White Mom in WDC

            I agree with what you said about the facts earlier. To me, the way I have always seen it, is that it is so clear, but I guess people are more apt to drink the kool aid than I.

          • MBlanc46

            We’re still in the minority, So far as I can tell, most people who are still hoping that integration will finally work are decent people who want to do the right thing. I hope and believe that a significant number can be brought around with facts and reason.

          • White Mom in WDC

            The sad thing us though is that most people are numb and dumb. It usually takes a loss or them hitting rock bottom before they wake up,

          • Xerxes22

            It’s a two front war, a class and a race war and we are caught right in the middle.

        • liberalsuck

          I say if/when the next civil war comes about, it will mostly be between whites caused by the diversity here. Half of the white population is conservative, wants small government, doesn’t want the nonwhite invasion, doesn’t want our military spread around the world, doesn’t want gun control, doesn’t like the government waste and we don’t liken any of the perversions rubbed in our faces. The other half of whites are leftists who hate themselves, hates their culture, hates their ancestors, hates the Constitution, hates the free market, hates the fact we can own guns, hate Christinaity and anything else associated with the West. Eventually the government will run out of money and morale to run their empire anymore. Eventually the normal whites (us) will be pushed too far and we will have the power to declare ourselves independent from the cultural marxists.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Right on. It is the other half trying to gain support for their ideology via brown invasion. Only thing is, at some point the browns will recognize that they have been used and will turn as well. It will get interesting. A huge cluster f$&k. The white elitists don’t give a rats butt about the turds. They just use them

        • Of course, it might just be the non-whites that take their heads off for them.

      • MBlanc46

        They don’t give a bleep about white people one way or the other. On the business side, it’s all about cheap labor. On the lefty side, it’s weeping for “the oppressed”.

        • purestocles

          With no cost-of-living adjustments due to loss of Union bargaining power representing white work force, the net effect will be to reduce the purchasing power of fixed benefits like Social Security and Medicare. They won’t have to outright destroy our safety net, they’ll inflate them away to nothing. Old white people of the baby boom–just do everyone a favor and die and make way for the newly emergent brown proletariate that is the future of working-class America. You are in the way of History. India and China, here we come, a billion strong!

          • MBlanc46

            Yep, something rather like that.

      • joesolargenius

        In actuality it ‘s a war on America and all patriotic pro American citizens .

        • White Mom in WDC

          I swear they tell people that native American citizens suck. I have met a number if turds who have an attitude with white Americans. I want to kick them in the teeth. Them coupled with the arce hole blacks, gawd it’s ugly. White nationalists need to pull their money out of the system completely.

  • Ilovemyrace

    Greedy, selfish, hypocrytical Basta%$#. I’t about money (wage slaves) and it’s about gaining a permanent political monopoly (future Democratic voters). Neither side asks if the voters want it, or if it is good for the Nation.

  • Svigor

    Somebody help me out here. What’s Soros’ ancestry? How about David Gelbaum’s?

    • IstvanIN

      Soros is not Hungarian, that is for sure!

    • DudeWheresMyCountry?

      Banking… big money gains in an economic crisis… a “hyphenated” American “ancestry” and a billionaire Leftist… you do the math.

    • Soros’ ancestry = Jew.

      • Luca

        George Schwartz-Soros is a special kind of jew. A “Judenrat”, or a collaborator, with the Nazi’s. I guess the pay was good.

        He should have been executed with Eichmann, but now he has friends in high places.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9O-Ew7Laa0

  • pcmustgo

    If you guys care about reducing immigration, you should be using the action buffet board at http://www.numbersusa.com I do it every few weeks or so, and click on some buttons and they send faxes in my name. This is the kind of activism you should be engaging in. Flood the senators offices with faxes.

    • George White

      Yes, I give to NUmbers all the time, do all the faxes, and also I call the Senate and Congress all the time in every spare moment. I leave messages in the evenings. This issue is number one for me, right up there with abortion. We need to STOP amnesty in its tracks.

    • White Mom in WDC

      I just did

  • bigone4u

    The system is FUBAR. Legalized bribery by the big money interests is driving the process and no amount of logic, common sense, or decency will derail the money train. Everyone has a price, and for members of Congress that price is not terribly high. If they have any white grandchildren they will be cursed for their greed. Most likely though, their grandchildren will be mixed black, brown, and yellow, with their white genes submerged into the cesspool of the mixed race that replaces the distinct races that now exist. The sociopaths in Congress can burn in hell as far as I am concerned.

    • White Mom in WDC

      You rock!

  • Veritas_lux_mea

    We the corporations of the United States, in order to form a more profitable union,
    establish economic hegemony, insure domestic diversity, provide for the common dependence,
    promote general degeneracy, and secure the blessings of vast amounts of money for ourselves, do hereby finalize the sale of the soul of the United States of America.

    • Xanthippe2

      Henry Ford would have given large amounts of money to protect White America. The Ford Foundation? Millions to destroy it. How this this came about would be difficult to discuss here.

      • IstvanIN

        Henry Ford II sued to get the Ford name off the foundation because he didn’t like what the foundation was doing. Mind you, he just wanted his family name back, not any funds. The courts said no. The Ford Family and the FoMoCo get blamed for a lot of things they have nothing to do with.

      • George White

        Yeah….SOMEONE….

  • Felix_M

    This is so f-ing sick. In more rational times these people would have been drawn and quartered for treason.

  • There is a huge difference between tech and “agribusiness and construction”.

    Agribusiness is jobs blacks are qualified for but won’t do because of “the legacy of slavery”.
    Construction is jobs whites want but can’t get because illegal hispanics cost less.

    Wonder what Sen. Chuck Schumer’s response was when the Mexican hopped the fence? “Run Maria Run!”

  • Mogibs medats

    I’m guessing the treasury department is going to pick up the tabs crime and welfare?

    The estimated population of the United States is 314,676,888 so each citizen’s share of this debt is $53,240.68.

    • Luca

      With only half of Americans paying taxes, and then subtracting children, the tab to fools like me who pay taxes is more like $150,000 each.

      • White Mom in WDC

        I am not paying that tab man! Go Gault people!

      • Charles_Peterson

        A person could also minus the prison/jail inmates plus the barely employed citizens and it would be a lot higher. Now let’s add on obunglers retarded health plan?

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      What exactly are the elites expecting to happen in regards to the debt? They must know that race replacing whites with Hispanics will kill any chance the U.S. has of ever paying it off. They may be liberals and traitors, but if there’s one thing they know, it’s money.

      Do they plan to default as soon as we become sufficiently Third World?

      • watling

        Ah, that’s why libtards like Bono want the third world debt written off. He knows that thanks to mass third world immigration one day all Western countries will effectively be third world. The US debt is impossible to pay off.

  • As the parable says…”Didn’t you sow the field with good seed?” As he looked over his boss’ wheat field. “An enemy has done this. At the harvest we’ll bind the weeds up and burn them in the fire.”

  • liberalsuck

    They can have and spend all the resources they want to against us, but they will eventually lose. They do what they do for money or power or out of pure hatred against us. We do what we do because we want to be independent and left alone. Our will to be free is far greater than their will to enslave us.

    • White Mom in WDC

      Exactly. Sociopaths inevitably self-destruct. My freedom and independence is everything. I am nobody’s serf. My kids aren’t serfs. Suck it Soros

  • LHathaway

    I would guess a fair share of that money comes from immigrants themselves who want to ‘give back’ and from other’s who want to appear ‘progressive’ by supporting different racial and ethnic groups.

  • If we would just welcome them to our country there would be no need for this spending. Why does everyone on here want to support racist policies?

    • If they would build up their countries and demand that their own governments and homelands give them what it is they demand for us to give them, then there would be no need for spending, no animosity, and you wouldn’t have to have this discussion. Why are you/them in support of animosity, violence, handouts and destroying the fabric of this nation? Why are you/them not expending more energy on demanding that their countries provide for them?

      • If you couldn’t rely on your own government wouldn’t you want to seek out greener pastures? You know like your own forefathers probably did.

        • Western Civilization has this little idea where, from time to time, we strive to ensure that We are the government, and that the government relies on us, not us on them. Do White Canadians sneak into the USA by the millions? Do White Americans have to sneak into Canada by the millions? Do White North Americans ever have to sneak into other countries and demand that those countries supply them with the life that their own countries refuse to provide for them?

          As for my forefathers seeking out greener pastures, can you tell me if you are talking about my forefathers who had to build a civilization out of the wilderness in order to find “greener pastures,” or are you talking about my forefathers that actually came to this country legally and integrated?

          • Are you Native American? If not, then you are essentially, an illegal immigrant. Your despise of immigrants reeks of hypocrisy.

          • How can I be an illegal immigrant when the Native American population had virtually no written laws pertaining to land or much of a concept of land ownership as we know today? What reeks is the stench from your “proud member of NAMBLA” claims. Is your attempt to feign concern just a ruse to make sure borders stay weak so you are supplied with a steady stream of underage boys?

          • So because their were no written laws in place, then it was free reign to rape the women, take the land they use, and kill every Native American in sight. That’s some crazy justification right there and very humane at that.

          • What justification? You claimed something being essentially illegal in spite of no legal qualifications being in place. What does illegal mean in your mind?

            As for your hyperbole and sensationalist cries about rape and killing everything in sight, clearly that wasn’t the case. There is absolutely no factual evidence to support the drama queen sensationalist claims that large numbers of Amerindian women were raped, and far more of the Indian population died out from disease, tribal warfare, and even assimilation than out of spite on the part of the average White American. Not the most prestigious point in American history, but certainly not the genocide and slaughter you Leftists try and make it out to be.

            But what we do have now in present day America are facts and statistics that prove interracial crime is overwhelmingly of the black-on-White and brown-on-White variety. What do you have to say about the outrageous number of black-on-White rapes and murders, but no great numbers of White-on-black rapes and murders?

          • Do you actually believe the majority of black crime is black on white? Are you kidding. The numbers have shown most black crime is black on black. Do you have any facts to back up your obvious opinion?

          • Are all Leftists(flaming homosexuals in your case) as dense as you? This isn’t a rhetorical question, because I’d really like to get a better clinical understanding of why you invent terms, inject and substitute words whenever it fits your needs. Can you point to where I claimed or even insinuated that most black crime is against White people? Any SEMANTICALLY FACTUAL sentence will do.

          • Why would I answer your question, when you won’t answer mine. Nice backtrack.

          • saxonsun

            Your vocabulary is incorrect.

          • saxonsun

            Can’t be–you are (conveniently, of course) forgetting that there were no immigration laws centuries ago.

        • saxonsun

          Thanks for supplying the daily laugh. In order to compare 2 things there must be a basis for comparison. To juxtapose Europeans with this filth from mexico…again, good laugh.

          • According to you Europeans are better than Hispanics so whatever they do is OK. I wonder how much black you have in you that you don’t know about. And I’m not talking about what’s in your butt.

          • Liberalsuck

            You’re on the wrong site, Terrence. This is not a left-wing, white guilt site. Contrary to your typical arrogant liberal beliefs, conservatism is NOT dying. Conservatism is growing. Nationalist groups are growing in Europe right now. More and more Americans (whites) are buying up guns and ammo and are tired of our resources being used against us and being used on waste. All of your left-wing programs that were created in the 60s are now starting to unravel. All of those blacks and browns you have been using against normal white people are even starting to turn on you as well.

          • Conservatives are more delusional than I thought. I bet you thought Romney was going to win, didn’t you?

          • That person’s Twitter feed boasts of his membership in NAMBLA. We’ve had enough of his trolling.

          • That “thing” might have been one of the best catalysts for aggressive racial awareness that I’ve seen in some time.

    • refocus

      The policy we support is the one that provides for our White American hopes and dreams. We do not want to be exterminated by either direct violence or race replacement. You apparently call this racist.

      Will you tell us what constitutes racist policies?

      • Wait a minute, you only care about white people’s hopes and dreams but not your fellow Americans of differing races? Wow.

        • You got it, boy lover. My immediate family is more of a concern for me than the family down the street. My racial stock and family is more important to me than the other races that occupy the same space.

          Racist? Yes, and thank you very much.

          • An admittance of not caring about your fellow citizens. You obviously hate Americans. Why do you hate America?

          • At worst you could describe it as indifference. You imply hate when I talk about my family being more of a concern and more important to me. The better questions are why do you hate my family so much? And why do you hate White America?

          • I don’t hate white America. I just want everyone to have the same opportunities. You admitted you were a racist in your previous post, so yea, you don’t care about other Americans of differing races. People like you are the reason America is descending. Fortunately conservative America is dying and I hope it goes the way of the dinosaur.

          • You do hate White America. I can admit I’m a Racist, but you don’t have enough integrity to admit what truly inspires you to come to places like this. And what I’m having a hard time understanding is that if “conservative America”(a.k.a. White America) is such a dinosaur worthy of destruction, then why do the black and brown hordes need to bend and break laws in order to get closer to wherever White America happens to be established in the world?

            I’m actually not conservative, I’m much more liberal with my views on social issues. But having said that, I’m fully aware that when people like you talk about conservative America, you are most definitely talking about White America.

      • I knew you wouldn’t come back and post. Coward.

    • George White

      You’re a fool. The SPLC is anti-white. The ADL is anti-white. LaRaza is anti-white. MECHA is anti-white. The NAACP is anti-white. I could list 30 organizations off the top of my head that are viciously anti-white. And you have the AUDACITY to call the people here “racists”? Go crawl back under a rock.

      • Coming from a guy named George White, it does not surprise me. Celestial Time is an admitted racist, which makes him a hypocrite, since he regularly seeks out sex with black men.

  • refocus

    The blog post links to a Feb. 13 post by
    the foundation, which said that Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer — the
    leader of the eight senators drafting the pending 2013 immigration
    bill—has received $4.86 million from the three sectors.

    Can anyone provide clarity to this??

    • Liz Betbeze

      go to Google and start typing in keywords.

  • Easyrhino1

    Crazy world we live in!

  • Fed Up

    A damn shame our politicians can’t be impeached, tried and jailed for TREASON! For caving in to pro-immigration lobbyists and Big Business — the latter DEMANDING unlimited access to cheap labor. Get real! The great majority of illegals do not work for the agricultural businesses. They go after better wages, easier jobs in the big cities.

  • [Guest]

    Evidently it takes $1.5 billion for the “democratic” open-borders fanatics to thwart the will of the majority.

  • Ella

    It’s a war on Middle Class–most are European descent. The govt will never represent us as we’re forced to pay the taxes. Try to boycott these pro-immigration corporations if possible.

  • eunometic

    The reality is that Whites just do not donate enough to White causes.
    Remember Republicans are not pro White put pro big buisness and big buiness wants cheap labour.

  • Colt Python Femme

    this is why I call the liberals FAKE leftists. Being pro-immigration is totally rightwing. Leftism has been redefined as being for nonwhites, immigrants and gays, when it used to be being for the workers against the rich.

    There is no Left in america. But I am a trueLeftist: I am against immigration, against racial integration, against affirmative action and other race spoils, against war, for progressive taxation, for universal healthcare, for more worker rights and benefits and time off. THAT is leftism.