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Will the Immigration Issue Play a Major Role in the Midterms?
Pajamas Media ^ | 08/03/2014 | Richard Baehr

Posted on 08/03/2014 6:09:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Hispanic share of the American population (over 16%) and registered voters (over 10%) is increasing rapidly. Barack Obama’s decisive win over Mitt Romney among Hispanic voters in 2012 — by about 73% to 27%, if the exit polls are to be believed — was a far wider margin than Obama achieved in 2008 and John Kerry or other Democrats won with this voting group in earlier presidential election cycles.

An attempt to reverse that trend was one reason why several Republican senators were part of the Group of 8 that attempted to draft a comprehensive immigration reform bill, and why more than a dozen Republican senators signed on to the bill that passed the Senate in 2013 by a vote of 68 to 32. Several Republican congressman participated in a similar effort in the House, though with less success.

The Senate bill stalled in the House, where a large majority of Republicans were opposed to what they viewed as amnesty with a path to citizenship for illegals in the United States and a continuation of chained immigration policies that would lead to a mix of new immigrants favoring family unification over skilled immigrants.

There was support for immigration reform from some major Republican financial contributors, the K Street crowd, and many businesses and Chamber of Commerce types who were happy to make low-wage labor legal and more widespread. Silicon Valley supported immigration reform, but really cared mainly about expanding the number of skilled workers they could hire.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bordercrisis; elections; illegals; immigration

1 posted on 08/03/2014 6:09:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 08/03/2014 6:26:34 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Will the Immigration Issue Play a Major Role in the Midterms?

Not if the MSM can help it.

3 posted on 08/03/2014 6:32:23 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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All the republicans care about is having an election issue... they have NO BALLS to do the right thing, once they are in power.

Boehner and the so-called leadership are pathetic d-bags.


4 posted on 08/03/2014 6:37:01 PM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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One would think so but with the prevailing attitude of the GOP leadership and Talk Radio that Republicans should do nothing as the Democrats are hurting themselves with their policies the Republicans will surely steal defeat once more. Obviously conservatives and Republicans have to overcome some seriously high levels of fraud but should still be able to win easily all over the country. However by not being aggressive and standing firmly for conservative principles particularly on immigration and borders they will in fact be destroyed this November and everyone will be left asking how and why?


5 posted on 08/03/2014 8:28:35 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: SeekAndFind

i think hispanic if there is such a group just like big eared politicians


6 posted on 08/03/2014 9:24:28 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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