"Lauro Garza, head of Somos Republicans, the largest organization of
Latino conservatives in Texas, has quit the Republican Party because of
what he described as the anti-Latino rhetoric of GOP leaders. ... The Republican Party leadership has been ceding to the influence of
the Tea Party,...
"In today’s GOP, the correct term
for a human being who crosses the U.S. border without a visa in search
of a brutally difficult, poorly paid job that few native-born Americans
wish to do but on which our national economy depends is “illegal.” Not “ illegal immigrant...
"After his narrow victory in Iowa and resounding win in New Hampshire,
Mitt Romney may well be on his way to locking up the Republican
nomination before the primary is even a month old. But the damage that
the GOP fight has done to his chances of winning the general election
may prove to...
"Although other issues have contributed to the GOP’s struggles with
Latino voters, the party’s strident opposition to immigration reform has
poisoned the electoral well. From California’s Proposition 187
referendum in the 1990s to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s signing of...
including the brother of the former president George Bush have warned
the party to avoid using "harsh, intolerable and inexcusable" language
about illegal immigration or risk alienating Latino voters." - The Guardian, Jan. 28, 2012 .