March 19th, 2008
04:05 PM ET
6 years ago

Pro-immigration group opens D.C. war room

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A pro-immigration group announced Wednesday it is beefing up efforts to promote its agenda, eight months before voters head to the polls.

America’s Voice has hired pro-immigration operative Frank Sharry to lead the organization, which will focus on “mobilizing” immigrant voters, and establishing a “campaign-style … rapid response war room.” Sharry is the former head of the National Immigration Forum.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released this week shows that immigration ranks fifth behind the economy, Iraq, health care, and terrorism on the list of the most important issues heading into the elections.


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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. The Austrian

    Um... they need a group to continue invading this country? How much more help do they need?

    March 19, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. IndyCindy

    Looks like they are trying to counter NumbersUSA dot com

    March 19, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  3. Tarelton

    Mitt Romney will need to be on guard. He may lose his maid staff.

    March 19, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  4. CHERYL

    THAT IS A REPUBLICAN STRATEGY, TO MAKE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THINK THAT IMMIGRATION IS IMPORTANT, AND THEN SCARE YOU INTO BELIEVING McCAIN IS YOUR SALVATION!!!!!!

    GIVE IT UP! SENATOR CLINTON IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE THIS COUNTRY!!!!!!

    NO MORE REPUBLICANS!!!!!!

    NO LYING OBAMA!!!!!!

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!

    March 19, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  5. Mike

    I am confused. Are they pro immigration or pro illegal immigration. Those are very different things.

    March 19, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  6. Clifford, TX

    Just what Washington needs, another special interest group.

    March 19, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  7. La Bomb ba

    Oh so they given up their sneak attack and infiltration for War plans.

    March 19, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  8. Slept in Church for 20 years

    Illegals are criminals. People who hire them are criminals.

    NAFTA isn't the only thing sucking money out of our country.

    March 19, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  9. Ratgurl

    So which campaign is Sharry tied to?????

    March 19, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  10. Darth Vadik, CA

    ARE THE RIGHT WING RADIO GUYS' HEADS POPPING OFF YET?

    March 19, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  11. Elsa

    Good. Immigrants' voice is not often heard, it should be.

    March 19, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  12. Bayou Joe

    That's it I've had enough. I am organizing an Anti-immigration group. The group will be called America's Natives. We are going to put a fence across the Mississippi River. Please send money.

    March 19, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  13. Sara in MN

    Is this a pro-immigration or a pro-illegal immigration group. If it's the later, they have no business trying to influence elections.

    March 19, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  14. Nicholas Zizelis

    Why not call it what it is: Pro-Illegal Alien group. Always that intentional and unfortunate muddying of the truth.

    March 19, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  15. TheLeftNut

    Good! We are a country of immagrants

    March 19, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  16. Willy

    Here we go. Votes for head of the line. Sounds like the democrats all right. Always trying to move the goal posts.

    March 19, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  17. Richard, St. Paul, MN

    Immigrants are great; our country was built on immigration! Illegal immigrants, however, are criminals who should be thrown out!

    March 19, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  18. CHERYL

    THE AUDACITY OF OBAMA!!!!!!!!

    March 19, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  19. Mark

    Sounds like a good place for a NIS raid.

    March 19, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  20. Mark

    Seriously, what other country in the world allows people to enter their country without permission, then hands them the same rights and privileges as the country's citizens? These people are criminals. They are here illegally. They should be rounded up and sent home, where they belong.

    March 19, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |

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