“President Obama has actually been a very strong supporter,” according to Jenny Yang, Author and Director of Advocacy and Policy for World Relief’s Refugee and Immigration Program. In the past, both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have supported Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) as well, but the political backlash that results from a candidate’s support of CIR has caused many former supporters to reverse their positions.
Opponents of CIR are in the minority, but they have a loud voice. “72% of Americans supported that policy in 2006…but the calls that went in to Congress were 10 – 1 against,” says Matthew Soerens, Author and World Relief Immigration and Refugee Expert.
From The Justice Conference 2012.