This has exactly been my point all along. What good did the 1986 amnesty do for the GOP? It did nothing to shore up Hispanic support for the party. Why in the world would we do it again?
Many Republican officeholders easily demonstrate the saying of those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it.
It lost CA forever, IMO. Prior to '86 CA was a swing state.
It supposedly effected only 3 million illegals but with family re-unification etc more like 9 million came in on account of it, most settling in this state.
Any future amnesty will by '86 rit huge.