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Immigration Reform 2013: The GOP Message Should Be to Let the Best Workers In

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In the aftermath of the 2012 elections, commenters proclaimed that the Republican Party faces a near-certain death due to forthcoming demographic changes over the next two decades. In response to this, it was said that the Republican Party would have to soften on certain issues, including their staunch opposition to immigration reform and desire to deport illegal immigrants. It should come as no surprise that the party as a whole was seen as extreme on immigration when presidential candidate Mitt Romney staked out a position to the right of gunslinging Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Going back to the New Deal, Democrats have historically brought together various interest groups and pitted them against Republicans by offering more free stuff. With Hispanics, Democrats have succeeded in doing this by portraying themselves as softer on illegal immigration and more likely to offer citizenship to immigrants than Republicans…

…All is not lost for the Grand Old Party. Young voters have been energized by the message of liberty presented by candidates such as Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Ron (Ret.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.). This message crosses against demographic lines, offering a clear alternative to the destructive big government policies that establishment politicians in both parties have shoved down the throats of the American people….

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