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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Quick Takes

A little more follow up from CPAC.

From Fox News:

Keene said he estimates that 85 percent of conservatives consider illegal immigration and border security the primary issue to be addressed, and they don't agree with the president's plan to allow illegal immigrants living in the United States to stay in the country with temporary work visas.

"There is a concern and you know what the number one issue is? Border security," said Chris Simcox, president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a group of volunteers that has been monitoring the U.S. borders for illegal immigrants and reporting them to the U.S. Border Patrol.

"It is important for the Republican Party to realize that … we have a public safety issue here," said Simcox, who warned that conservatives could turn to third party candidates who make opposition to illegal immigration a cornerstone of their campaigns.

"I think there is apprehension when we get away from our conservative message," said Jessica Echard, executive director of the conservative Eagle Forum. "The White House is not good on the immigration issue. That's the clearest example."

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