Congressman Eric Cantor’s Republican primary challenger Dave Brat is asking him to reveal the names of all of the corporate executives, donors and lobbyists he and his staff have met with to discuss immigration reform. Brat says a recent mailer Cantor has circulated among his constituents which states his opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants is false. Brat says guest worker programs that Cantor supports will take jobs away from struggling Virginia families.
The Seventh District challenger attacked an appearance by Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez at the state Capitol yesterday urging Congressman Cantor to bring a comprehensive immigration reform bill to the floor for a vote. Cantor supports a pathway to citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants as well as the Enlist Act which grants citizenship to those unlawfully present in the country if they serve in the military. Brat is against both.