Immigration PACs Off to Slow Start for 2010
There’s no official count available on the current number of active immigration PACs, but according to TWI research, there are at least eight immigration PACs — two of which are pro-immigration — raising and spending in the 2010 cycle.
Together, these eight PACs raised only $1.46 million through Dec. 31, according to year-end reports filed in January with the Federal Election Commission. Anti-immigration PACs accounted for $1.35 million raised. While these numbers are hardly staggering, it’s plausible that more money will pour into these groups as the immigration debate heats up.
Leading in terms of money raised in this group, according to our research, are the following PACs: Minuteman PAC ($594,200), Team America PAC, ($323,904) led by Tom Tancredo and Bay Buchanan, and Minuteman Civil Defense Corps PAC ($189,141).
The two pro-immigration PACs, which advocate an “earned pathway” toward citizenship for immigrants, lag far behind. So far, Immigrant’s List has raised $78,542 through Dec. 31 and Immigrationpac raised $32,103.