Supporters of immigration reform worry the August recess could be their Waterloo, and are planning events, rallies and editorial board meetings to keep their legislative push alive.
House members can expect to find themselves targeted by groups during the recess period, much like senators were before voting on legislation earlier this summer.
“It’s very, very clear that people are going to be looking at the August recess on how they are going to proceed. They will be taking the temperature,” said Jeremy Robbins, director of the Partnership for a New American Economy. “It is certainly a key moment in the debate.”…
Immigration reform champion Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), speaking at an event Tuesday at the AFL-CIO’s headquarters, said August is a “very important month.”