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Immigration and Hispanic evangelicals

This is worth pondering. Observant Hispanic evangelicals and Catholics have demonstrated openness to Republicans in the past. Is there a way of talking about the enforcement of immigration laws that doesn’t alienate them? Or should people who care about life issues simply hope that their migration over to the Democrats helps that party revert to positions that it once held, before the rise of the "choice" lobby?

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Is there a way of talking about the enforcement of immigration laws that doesn’t alienate them?

Is there any evidence that talking about the enforcement of immigration laws DOES alienate them? I know it's a given in some quarters, but I keep close tabs on this issue and this seems to be an open question.

should people who care about life issues simply hope that their migration over to the Democrats helps that party revert to positions that it once held

That would be foolish, IMO. Look to California for a state that has been transformed by Hispanic immigration, legal and illegal. Hispanic legislators are widespread there. And the state has moved to the cultural left at the same time. Like blacks, who are also fairly culturally conservative, Hispanics vote their economic interests.

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