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Anti-immigration tone alienating Hispanics

"The Republican Party is beefing up its minority outreach nationwide and preparing to put its rising Latino stars on the campaign trail amid concerns that tough immigration rhetoric in the presidential primary is taking on an increasingly anti-Hispanic tone. But immigrant-rights groups and...

Language on immigration alienating Latino voters, GOP told

"Senior Republicans 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 .

Will the GOP Lose the Latino Vote?

"Republicans warn that the party will pay a price for antagonizing the nation’s fastest-growing minority group. “Republicans have done a mystifying job of either ignoring or offending Hispanic voters,” said Mark McKinnon, a strategist who worked for former President George...

Polls: Most Republicans Nationwide Favor Path to Citizenship; Texas GOP Lags Behind

"Why are so many Republican politicians getting on board with immigration reform lately? If a new study by the Public Religion Research Institute is any indication, it’s because their constituents are getting their back. The poll by PRRI, a Brookings project, polled an unusually large number...

David Brooks: CIR Defeat 'Political Suicide" for GOP

"It’s beginning to look as though we’re not going to get an immigration reform law this year. House Republicans are moving in a direction that will probably be unacceptable to the Senate majority and the White House. ... This could be a tragedy for the country and political suicide for...

You Say You Want a Devolution -- in Immigration That Is

"Republicans in the House need not take the swift boat to oblivion like a capsized generation of California Republicans in a prior decade. If the GOP House members are unwilling to swallow " a single, massive, Obamacare-like [immigration] bill " -- notwithstanding their devouring of a...

Band of House Republicans Push CIR

"Webster is among about two dozen GOP lawmakers who support an eventual path to citizenship for millions of people who are living in the U.S. illegally. These Republicans are facing the daunting challenge of trying to persuade colleagues to follow them. Most Republicans oppose this approach on citizenship...

Why immigration is a major issue for women

"On the House side, U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D.-Calif., formed a Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, whose members have been delivering speeches and sending colleagues letters about women and immigration. Politically, both immigrants and women have shown their voting power...

Expert: Immigration a 'Minefield' for Boehner, House Republicans

"With pressure mounting on House Speaker John Boehner to tackle the politically and emotionally charged issue of immigration reform, activists on both sides of the debate are gearing up for a major legislative clash in 2014. ... “It’s a minefield for him,” Stephen Yale-Loehr ,...

House GOP Proposals Could Legalize 6.5 Million Immigrants

"Between 4.4 million and 6.5 million immigrants illegally in the United States could gain an eventual pathway to citizenship under proposals being discussed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, according to an estimate published Tuesday by the National Foundation for American Policy,...

House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan

"House Republicans are preparing to unveil their own broad template for overhauling the nation’s immigration system this week, potentially offering a small opening for President Obama and congressional Democrats to pass bipartisan legislation before the end of the year." - NYT, Jan. 26...

Lacking Agricultural Visas, Growers Blame GOP

"When Chuck Herrin, who runs a large farm labor contracting company, looks out at the hundreds of workers he hires each year to tend to the countless rows of asparagus, grapes, tomatoes, peaches and plums, he often seethes in frustration. It is not that he has any trouble with the laborers. It is...