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Deconstructing Opposition to Immigration Reform One Crack at a Time

sparcboy Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 8:09 AM
Also important is the fact that Hispanics are Hispanics first and Americans second or third. Nothing is more important to them than "La Raza".
WASHINGTON - The immigration reform battle in the Senate will be won or lost on the Republican side of the aisle where the GOP is increasingly divided on the issue.

Little more than a year ago, with few exceptions, that wasn't the case. Immigration reform was going nowhere and conservatives were pretty much in lock-step against any changes beyond strengthening border security.

Then came the crowded field candidates in the 2012 Republican presidential primary debates, and wide cracks began appearing in the GOP's position, especially among major conservative leaders.

Mitt Romney, for all the good it did him, took the hard-core,...