- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Republicans who don’t tow pro-immigration lines may face fire from within the ranks of their own political party.

A new Republican super-PAC headed by former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez is aimed at supporting GOP candidates who want immigration reform, The Hill reports. So to those Republicans who stand for stronger border controls and less amnesty — watch out.

“We focus primarily on ‘take the [immigration reform] vote now, and we’ll support you.’ Those who don’t take the vote who get attacked by primary challengers who would have voted for it — that’s a very interesting question,” Mr. Gutierrez said, in The Hill. “That’s also a possibility.”

Mr. Gutierrez added: “If someone has voted for immigration reform and gets a primary challenger, we’ll go after them. We’ll go after challengers.”

Mr. Gutierrez’s group is called Republicans for Immigration Reform. He served as Commerce Secretary from 2005 to 2009.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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