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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Immigration

Expect the President to push for an immigration reform bill next year, even if Republicans control Congress.

Make that, especially if Republicans control Congress.
"The numbers don't lie," said Whit Ayres, a GOP consultant. "If Republicans don't do better among Hispanics, we're not going to be talking about how to get Florida back in the Republican column, we're going to be talking about how not to lose Texas." [...]

"That's the word that got back to folks on the street: 'They don't want us,' " said Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele, who is looking for ways to tamp down fiery anti-immigration language.[...]

Beyond the immigration issue, Hispanics were alienated by Republicans pushing for English-only policies and stringent law enforcement while opposing paths to legal residency and citizenship. Bonilla said it was a moment when "all of this came crashing backward."

"Hispanics would get me on the phone and say, 'What's going on? Don't you like us anymore?' " he recalled.

Steele said the vitriol on immigration "harkens back, quite frankly, to the Southern strategy that the Republicans embraced in the 1960s, causing black Republicans to abandon the party." He wants to avoid a repeat with Hispanics. "A lot of stuff got miswired and screwed up in that debate. A lot of hotheads jumped in," he said of the immigration fight. "We have an obligation and an opportunity to reengage in that discussion and do a lot better than we did the last time."

Adrian Garcia, the first Hispanic sheriff of Harris County, Tex., which includes Houston, is a Democrat who thinks Republicans did lasting damage to their brand, particularly among young Hispanic voters who are experiencing politics -- and choosing sides -- for the first time. "Immigration has galvanized the emerging generation, and they see it very clearly," said Garcia, whose parents and siblings were born in Mexico. "This is personal. It is personal to the fastest-growing community and to the next generation of community leaders."

The clock, Gillespie said, is ticking. He said Bush received 54 percent of the non-Hispanic white vote in 2000 and finished in a dead heat with Al Gore. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) got 55 percent of that vote in 2008 and lost the election by seven percentage points. "If the current voting percentages among white, black, Asian and Hispanic stay the same," Gillespie said, "the Republican nominee will lose by 14 points in 2020. We have to be more competitive."

2 comments :

Brittanicus said...

The logical question to ask is--WHY--the United States government, has never even started the mass deportation of illegal immigrants? Because it costs too much? So the next question we should ask, is--WHY--if it costs too much, then--WHY--are they able to find--BILLIONS AND BILLIONS--of dollars in expenditures for free health care, education and accommodating hundreds of thousands in prisons? The answer is very simple that Wall Street, open border lobbyists, congregational religion, unions and subversive groups have to much power over our politicians. Hands are certainly greased by the wealth businesses, who have sold their loyalty to the American worker for Judases 30 pieces of silver or a larger profit margin. Throw out of office these conveyors of corruption, beginning with Sen Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi in mid-term elections who intentionally opted E-Verify from the job bill.

We need to insist of the legislators a permanent E-Verify? A permanant 287 (g) illegal alien arrest and detain.by local police.ICE needs to return to lightening raids on companies who use foreign labor. It works and must be operated nationwide. It ejects illegal laborers from the mainstream workforce, and gives the employee the ability to straighten out his dilemma by being interviewed by the Social Security agents. Of course nobody mentions that? Specially the pro-anti-illegal organizations and the business world. YOU CAN LEARN THE TRUTH at NUMBERSUSA, SMARTBUSINESSPRACTICES. Read about the corruption at JUDICIALWATCH The Jobs bill needs E-Verify attached to it, to halt the illegal immigration invasion. Call the Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and speak to your federal, state representative. Tell them no AMNESTY, NO MORE SANCTUARY STATES. American jobs for American people. One flag, one language. No copyright on this comment. Inform the people--its a matter of survival.

Sini said...

Amen, brother. We need more Real Americans like you to keep up the good fight.