Republican Attacks on Aspiring Americans Threaten the Party's Future

December 5, 2013

For years, Republicans have attempted to use immigration as a wedge issue to drive voter turnout, with punitive policy proposals and increasingly vitriolic rhetoric coming from candidates from the top to the bottom or the Republican ticket.  A growing body of evidence shows that their plans have backfired on them and that Latino voters, many of whom historical voted for Republicans or considered doing so, are being driven away from the party and continued pursuit of such an agenda threatens to make the GOP a permanent minority party.

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