Definitely address legal immigration, too. We don’t need it. Back in 1994, when Alien Nation came out, they were calling for a time out on legal immigration. But I’m telling you that with California, the illegals are a huge part of the voting mix now, enough to sway the outcome, and a huge part of the budget deficit. That is a problem that can easily be addressed just by following the law, and that is where we need to start. Stop all legal immigration, too, but if they came here legally, good luck getting rid of them. For them, you have to hope to reach some of their third generation. If we don’t get rid of illegals NOW, there won’t be any opportunity to win over those who are here LEGALLY and who aren’t going anywhere, because we will never win any elections.
You seem to be hung up on illegal immigration as the main source of our demographic change. The facts just don't bear you out.
I am a member of a grassroots immigration group that lobbies on the Hill and in Richmond. I have had one on ones with Cantor and George Allen on immigration and its impact economically and electorally. I am so fed up with the GOP on this issue. All they want to deal with is illegal immigration and securing the borders. They are in the pocket of the Chamber of Commerce. They are fools and I cannot understand why they want to commit political suicide by not addressing legal immigration. It is the defining issue of our time.
Republicans are deluded if they think that we can convert these people even the third generation. In fact, studies on the Cubans have found that their children and grandchildren are becoming more and more Democrat.
Immigrants and minorities vote Democrat. That is not going to change. Immigration, Political Realignment, and the Demise of Republican Political Prospects