We should remember that after Ronald Reagan signed the 1986 amnesty, George H.W. Bush received only 30% of the Latino vote in 1988, seven percentage points less than Reagan received in 1984.
The Pew Research Center reported in 2011 that, of all groups surveyed, Hispanics have the most negative view of capitalism in America – 55%. This is higher than the share among self-identified liberal Democrats, even higher than the supporters of Occupy Wall Street. Also, the Pew Research Center found that 68% of Muslims prefer a bigger government providing more services, and only 21% of Muslims want a smaller government. Pew also found that American Muslims are not particularly conservative even on social issues.
The current level of immigration, even without S.744, will add nearly 15 million new potential voters by 2036, a large share of whom will favor the Left and increase votes for the Democratic Party. Also, that will alienate the Republican base, at least four million of whom stayed home in 2012. To allow this to happen will make Republicans a permanent minority party.
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