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.