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House Republicans: We'll Move on Immigration Reform Sometime This Year

caurelius Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 12:25 PM
Someone on the GOP suddenly woke up, crunched the numbers and finally realized the GOP is not winning another Presidential election carrying less than 40% of the Hispanic vote.
jb674 Wrote: Sep 28, 2013 3:08 AM
There are a number of problems with this statement. First of all, Hispanics tend to vote Democrat for reasons other than immigration. There are indications that Hispanic citizens are every bit as concerned about and opposed to illegal immigration and excessive legal immigration as most other Americans. However, Hispanics tend to be poorer, and poorer people tend to vote Democrat. Second, the Hispanic population has a very low voter turnout rate, the lowest voter turnout among any demographic that the Census tracks. If Romney had won 60% of the Hispanic vote, Obama would still have won the election, and Hispanic voter turnout was lower in 2012 than in 2008. However, if immigration policy continues as is, eventually there will be so many new Democrats, regardless of voter turnout or whether they are Hispanic or not, that they will overwhelm the GOP. In order for the GOP to survive, they need to reduce legal immigration and crack down on illegal immigration while the still have the votes to do so. And the public would support them in doing so.
No-Way-Jose Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 12:30 PM
Pass an amnesty and the GOP will lose more white votes than it gains from the Hispanic vote.
overbusy Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 12:59 PM
Starting in 2014 Midterms! Look at Marco Rubios Political Career Because Of His Vote On Immigration reform after He PROMISED the Voters of florida he would Vote No on Immigration Reform. and Rubio Had Tea Party Backing I Doubt He will be coming Back as republican senator from Florida after the 2016 vote . ( Your Right The G.O.P pass's this Bill it will be the Great white Flight from the G.O.P They will lose More white votes Big Time Real Big .