Sunday, January 30, 2011

GOP outreach doesn't lure Latinos?

I guess it was time for another analysis of why GOP outreach doesn't lure Latinos.
Consider that leading Republicans were vocal supporters of Arizona's controversial immigration law. GOP senators killed the Dream Act, which would have allowed undocumented students to become citizens if they served in the military or completed two years of college. This month, a group of GOP state legislators from Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina announced plans to take aim at birthright citizenship, including legislation to require separate birth certificates for children of undocumented migrants. This posturing doesn't solve our immigration mess, but it does drive Latinos from the GOP.

It's amazing that all these articles ignore the fact that most high profile Latino officeholders - - the senator from Florida, the governors of Nevada and New Mexico - - are Republican.

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