Latino-Americans Back GOP Amendments on Immigration Reform

Dick Morris, Real Clear Politics, July 10, 2013

If House Republicans insist on sealing the border and blocking Obamacare and other entitlements to currently illegal immigrants before any legalization can begin, how will U.S. Latino voters react? Will it trigger a backlash against Republicans or will Latinos accept the conditions willingly.

A new survey just released by John McLaughlin and Associates and organized and funded by California GOP activist John Jordan, indicates that they will happily endorse the Republican amendments.

To be sure, 86 percent of U.S. Latino voters back immigration reform, which includes a path to citizenship for current illegals. But, their support for reform does not stop them from wanting tougher border enforcement to stop further illegal immigration. By 60-35, Hispanic voters want tougher border enforcement. Asked about specific measures like fencing, more agents, drone surveillance and other steps to strengthen border enforcement, Latino voters approved by 55-42.

And, they are even willing to hold up legalization until they get it. When McLaughlin asked U.S. Latino voters if they would support or oppose legislation that granted legal status but only did so after 90 percent of the illegal immigration was stopped, they approved by 60-34.

And, by a margin of 56-40, Latino voters would oppose granting currently illegal immigrants access to federal benefits, including Obamacare, “while they are going through the legalization process and until the 90 percent goal is reached.”

The survey revealed an interesting fault line between currently registered US Latino voters and those who are here legally but who are not voters and/or not citizens.

Latino voters ranked immigration reform fourth on a list of four issues in importance to them. 63 percent ranked the economy first or second in importance while 57 percent cited health care and 45 percent said education was either their first or second priority of the four issues mentioned. Only 31 percent of Latino voters ranked immigration among the top two issues.

But among Latinos who were not registered to vote, immigration emerged as the top priority.

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  • I’ve actually heard talk radio callers from people who say that current illegal aliens are worried that a new flood of illegal aliens will drive down their wages and mean more violent crime. I mean, like, what the hell? Do they not realize the irony of their own statement?

    • Joseph Bryant

      Cognitive dissonance.

      • Romulus

        Paul erlich wrote a book of the same title. Good read!

    • Romulus

      You took the words right out of my mouth. No one comes anymore for allegiance to old glory. It’s all about what “I can get” from America. Hurray for me and ###k you. LA mecha, LA raza,the pew hiSPanIC center all exist for the interest of the invaders,not Americans.

    • The__Bobster

      Illegals do understand the law of supply and demand. Caesar Chavez certainly did. He helped the INS remove the invaders to improve the wages of his union members. Later on in life, he embraced racial identity politics.

  • Spartacus

    “And, by a margin of 56-40, Latino voters would oppose granting currently
    illegal immigrants access to federal benefits, including Obamacare,
    “while they are going through the legalization process and until the 90
    percent goal is reached.”

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    You know, here in Romania we have a saying that translates something like this – “We are brothers, but you’re gonna have to pay for the cheese.” I guess Mexicans have a similar one – “I takey white man money , not you ! Go back to Mejico, you filthy wetback ! “

  • willbest

    Why would the Hispanics in the US now want increased competition anymore than anybody else?

    • Greg Thomas

      Because La Raza trumps all else with these people.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “By 60-35, Hispanic voters want tougher border enforcement. Asked about
    specific measures like fencing, more agents, drone surveillance and
    other steps to strengthen border enforcement, Latino voters approved by
    55-42.”

    While I believe that this entire survey is complete and utter crap, I find the above to be hilarious and telling. The mexicans know they are fleecing the White man and they seem to understand that America’s economy is imploding, thus they do not want anymore competition from their brown brothers for Whitey’s table scraps. What do they think is going to happen when the government legalizes 20 million+ illegal alien invaders? I know what they are thinking, they will vote to tax the White man even more.

    • kjh64

      “What do they think is going to happen when the government legalizes 20 million+ illegal alien invaders? I know what they are thinking, they will vote to tax the White man even more.”

      More likely 40 million. What do they think will happen when/if there are no longer enough Whites to tax?

  • Tinfoil A22hat

    I don’t care what non-white polling information reveals about the opinions of non-whites. If I need advice on how to bend a taco, I’ll go ask for their expert opinion.

  • The__Bobster

    Who would believe the loser Dick Morris? Hell, he thought Romney would win. Now he wants this abomination of a bill to pass so that we can have border enforcement? Well, good luck with that.

    Not that it really matters. Half of Mexico is already here. It’s like locking the barn door after all the critters have run off. But the one thing we should never do is gave the 30-38 million invaders amnesty. However, Dick favors that.

  • SWPL2

    I’d like to go on record as not believing any of these so-called “polls”.

  • IstvanIN

    While I doubt Hispanics would vote majority Republican I sincerely believe that if a Republican candidate laid out all the negatives of illegal immigration, legal immigration and outsourcing, a huge percentage of American born and raised Hispanics would see that continually flooding the country with an unending flow of immigrants hurts them. The only people who benefit from never ending immigration are business and Hispanic politicians. Sealing the border, expelling the illegals and ending legal immigration benefits all US citizens.

  • freddy_hills

    From the article: But among Latinos who were not registered to vote, immigration emerged as the top priority.

    They’re not registered to vote because they’re ILLEGALS!!!

  • freddy_hills

    I read MSM articles but I always take them with a grain of salt and read between the lines. If you have an MSM decoder ring you can usually decipher the true story as well as their motives.