GOP Immigration Dilemma

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    Every possible option kills the Republican Party. If they do nothing they crash in the demographic death spiral Sen. Graham has talked about. Secure the border and deport non-union labor and they strengthen US labor unions and the Democratic Party and weaken corporate industries that profit off the cheap labor and finance the GOP. Pass reform with legalization and create millions of new union members and Democratic voters and still weaken corporate industries that profit off the cheap labor and finance the GOP. Check Mate.

    The biggest problem for Republicans isn’t the growing Hispanic population. It’s the shrinking Republican population. White males, 65 and older are the strongest voting demographic in the Republican party, voting 71% Republican. They are also the demographic dying off the fastest, while Hispanic and other Democratic voting blocks are growing. If we could get a higher percentage of Hispanic citizens registered and voting now, states like Texas would be Blue and the Republican party would already be history. Either way, it’s just a matter of time before GOP stands for Gone Old Party.

    Reform with legalization is the option that could be drawn out the longest to delay the inevitable, so that is probably what we will end up with. In the meantime, let’s get more Hispanic citizens registered and voting to hurry this thing along.

    • ToddSmyth

      Adding new border agents, fence or cameras does nothing to secure the border because along the length of the border is not where the majority of undocumented people come across. Does it really seem feasible that millions of workers from Mexico walk out to a remote area of the desert to cross the US border and then walk all the way to Ohio or Michigan to find a job at a factory or farm, where they are trying to avoid paying union wages, benefits and taxes? Or is it more likely they are hired in Mexico and transported in freight trains and trucks all the way to the Republican owned factory or farm? Spending tens of billions on “Border Security” is a scam.

    • House Republicans overwhelmingly represent districts that are “safe” Republican, also with very small percentages of Latinos living there.  So, they have basically no incentive to compromise on immigration reform. But at the national level, it’s a totally different story; if Republicans want to ever win the White House back, they need to make peace with Latinos, not keep hounding them, bashing them, etc. The dilemma: the interests of House Republicans and potential White House Republicans diverges almost 100% on this issue. How do they reconcile it?  Got me. Maybe a generation of losing the White House, and the continued changing demographics of the country (in a more diverse direction), will eventually do the trick?