With a proposal to overhaul the nation's immigration policies apparently stalled in the House of Representatives, about 100 Republican donors and donor groups today urged Republican representatives to embrace a "path to legal status" for undocumented immigrants.
The letter writers include 14 donors and donor groups from California, who sent a separate, nearly identical, letter to House Republicans from the Golden State. The Californians include fast food executive Andrew Puzder, former San Francisco Giants owner Peter Magowan, venture capitalist David Hanna and the Lincoln Club of Orange County.
In their letter, the Republicans call for increased border security and a "path to legal status" for undocumented immigrants.
"Standing in the way of reform ensures that we perpetuate a broken system that stifles our economy, leave millions of people living in America unaccounted for, maintain a porous border, and risk a long-lasting perception that Republicans would rather see nothing done than pass needed reform," they write. "That is not the path for the Republican Party."