He’d be nuts to expect them to be able to steer a crowd of that kind to be anything other than Democrat, though.
Many Latinos are faithful Catholics. If the Cardinal were to say what sort of politician should be voted for, without even having to name names, a lot of the Latinos would vote for that politician. Even if only ten percent of the estimated 12 million amnestied illegals were to respond, although I think the number would be higher, that’s over a million concentrated votes.
In a body like Congress, a small band of united politicians can get a lot done if they are committed to sticking together.