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How immigration reform
could hurt Republicans

Washington Post, by Aaron Blake

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/5/2013 1:10:58 PM

Republicans are anxious to get something done on immigration reform in light of their growing electoral slippage among Latino voters. But even if doing comprehensive reform helps repair the GOP’s image with the Hispanic community and increases its share of the Hispanic vote, one thing has gotten lost in all of this: The GOP would potentially be helping to give millions more Democratic-leaning Latinos the right to vote. A Pew Hispanic Center study last year showed there were 24 million eligible Hispanic voters in the United States and about 16 million Hispanic kids who will be eligible to vote

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: starboard, 2/5/2013 1:30:17 PM     (No. 9160061)

Why should we listen to anything from WAPO. This is pure Democrat tripe.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Namma, 2/5/2013 1:35:53 PM     (No. 9160070)

headline should read....How democrats using immigration to get millions of votes could hurt America....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RightShoe, 2/5/2013 1:58:52 PM     (No. 9160129)

Didn´t Ted Cruz do pretty well with Hispanics?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FormerDem, 2/5/2013 2:18:21 PM     (No. 9160176)

I don´t think the Democrats want 16 million pro-life voters in America. I think they´d like to have the GOP keep them out. Not going to.

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