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Why Support for (Any Old) Immigration Reform Won’t Solve the GOP’s Problem with Latino Voters

Immigration reform is up for debate in the Senate! Everyone knows the story by now: 1) with an eye to their electoral future, Senate Republicans are newly interested in reaching out to Latino voters, 2) they’re nervous about upsetting their anti-immigrant base, 3) House Republicans are generally more interested in #2 than #1, 4) but…

Why Conservatives Can’t Win Non-White Votes, Heritage Foundation Edition

UPDATED BELOW (ALREADY!) After each national election since I can remember, conservatives have wondered aloud why more minorities don’t back them.  After all, African American neighborhoods might especially benefit from the strong, self-sufficient economies conservatives promise to deliver.  Hispanics often trace their origins back to countries steeped in Catholic culture, and as such might be…

Increased border enforcement leads to more migrant deaths

Adam Serwer posts this rather grim chart: He writes: "Skeletal remains" refers to those bodies so decomposed that cause of death couldn’t be determined. Perversely, increased border enforcement seems to have the effect of making crossing more dangerous and professional smugglers more money without actually dissuading people from going over. All of which makes the…

Manufacturing right-wing bias

Von, of ObiWings, dissects a rather unsurprisingly propagandistic Rasmussen poll on immigration: Although 58 percent of voters want to abolish birthright citizenship for illegal aliens, "[s]ixty percent (60%) of voters favor a welcoming immigrant policy that excludes only national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system."  Honestly,…