A follow-up to this post on Haley Barbour being perhaps the most influential Republican trying to push his party leftward on immigration: Carly Fiorina, the ex-HP CEO who's running for Senate in California, cuts against the party line as well.
While Fiorina also said she opposes "amnesty," she's previously made arguments similar to Barbour's, telling TechCrunch in January that the U.S. needs to attract workers:
Ms. FIORINA: Well, I think it is always good to attract hardworking people from other countries to come here to build their dreams. I mean, this is, after all, a country that has benefited enormously from being the place people want to come. And, of course, we should make it - we should be welcoming and make it easier for tech entrepreneurs or for legal immigrants of any kind to come to this country temporarily on a visa or permanently as legal immigrants. It's to our advantage. And the reality is that even if we completely fixed our education system, which is, of course, a huge priority and we're falling further and further behind in basic skills like Math and Science and Engineering, even if we fixed that situation, we still will benefit from and need people with the ambition and the skills to contribute to our key industries.