How does opposing this legislation hurt the GOP? Supporting this isn't going to suddenly cause Latinos to vote Republican, but it will disenfranchise the base. Remember 2010? The tea party, by rallying against Obamacare, energized the base, got out the vote and we overwhelmingly won. After 2 years of Boehner backing down time and again, and moderates painting the tea party as extremist, and nominating a moderate, we lost with Romney receiving less cotes than McCain. This is a bad bill. It gives the left what they want, instant probationary regularization, with no way, try as Rubio may, to incentivize fulfillment of securing the border.