"Today I am launching a campaign to stop the U.S. Senate from selling out our country by giving amnesty to over fifteen million illegal aliens but I can't do it without your help," stated Tancredo. He asked supporters to sign an online "No Amnesty" petition and to call their senators, providing a link to all lawmakers' phone numbers.
Before last night's Republican presidential candidate debate, Tancredo told reporters he plans to change direction in his campaign so he can pressure fellow Republicans into rejecting the congressional immigration reform plan he considers "amnesty." He said he will scale back his weekly visits to the early caucus and primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
Tancredo said he would spend more time traveling to Republican-held congressional districts around the country. There, he hopes to pressure GOP incumbents in their own backyards, threatening to work for their defeats unless they help block the immigration reform bill now pending in the Senate.
"This is the whole ballgame here to a large extent," Tancredo said.