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Disconnect Between Latinos, Republican Party Traced to Immigration Law

Disconnect Between Latinos, Republican Party Traced to Immigration Law

The disconnect between Latinos and the Republican Party can be traced to anti-immigrant legislation in California, according to a new report.
 
Republicans have yet to overcome bad feelings created by Proposition 187 passed in the 90s. 

Even though the law was gutted by constitutional challenges, a report by Latino Decisions suggests 187 was the beginning of groundswell of Latino political activism which diminished the Republican Party and gave the Democrats control of the state -- the report noting 70 percent of Latino voters are Democrats.

Now, some Republicans say the party should take the lead on immigration reform to win back Latino voters.

 

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