New Republican Super-PAC Would Back Immigration Reform

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    Nov 19, 2012 1:59 PM GMT

    "The super-PAC, called Republicans for Immigration Reform, will seek to attract “all Republicans who believe in immigration reform and immigration,” Gutierrez said.

    Gutierrez, a Cuban immigrant who headed the Commerce Department under President George W. Bush, is setting up the super-PAC with Charles Spies, founder of Restore Our Future, a super-PAC that supported Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    During a Republican primary debate, Romney called for the “self-deportation” of Hispanics here illegally. He collected only 27 percent of the fast-growing Hispanic vote in losing to Obama in the Nov. 6 election.
    Romney lost because “the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn’t belong,”

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    Nov 19, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    Glad to see there there may be meaningful changes in the Repub ideas...(some can't be any worse) but several things....1) What are the ideas and are they really practical and prudent? 2) Are they just "talking points" by one small group of GOPers that don't catch on and 3) Will it really make a difference....

    We'll see.
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    Nov 19, 2012 2:25 PM GMT

    In another Bloomberg article, Al Hunt argues that Republicans won't have the option to change course on immigration.

    I agree. Rush Limbaugh and Lou Dobbs represent the party base on immigration issues. Their audience isn't going to roll over even to save the party. They'd rather go down fighting.