Frank Sharry: On immigration, Newt has right questions, wrong answers

Frank Sharry: On immigration, Newt has right questions, wrong answers

"The GOP's immigration positioning will significantly damage the Republican nominee in the 2012 general election, most acutely among Latino voters. While immigration simply is not a mobilizing issue for most general election voters, it remains a defining issue for Latino voters. By taking such a hard-line position on immigration, the eventual Republican nominee will find it near impossible to earn the 40 percent of the Latino vote Republican candidates need to win the White House. Though immigration is an animating issue for a small sliver of Republican primary and caucus voters, the vast majority of general election voters instead support comprehensive immigration reform instead of deportation plans and prefer solutions over impractical deportation schemes." - Frank Sharry, Nov. 30, 2011.