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GOP Doubles Down Against Immigrants

Politico has the story of GOP anti-immigrant ads dominating their campaigns. The key graph reads: 

It’s hard to overstate how sharply the GOP’s new strategy breaks with the party’s determination to enact sweeping new immigration policy in the aftermath of the 2012 election, when Obama won more than 7 in 10 Latino votes and prompted the release of a grim Republican National Committee report to endorse immigration reform as its primary policy recommendation.
 

I will only say that I hope those of us who recognize in the faces of these immigrants the faces of friends and brothers and sisters in Christ will turn out at the polls in November in overwhelming numbers, but I worry that angry people, and fearful people, tend to dominate at a low-turnout midterm election. 

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