For promoters and foes, immigration bill’s larger impact may be felt at the polls

If you ask around Washington D.C., the Republican Party could have a no-brainer opportunity to claw its way back toward a triumphant and diverse majority — or it could be on the verge of legislating itself out of existence. …

So how would the passage of an immigration bill really change the way the country votes — especially as Hispanics swell to a bigger share of the electorate?
Republicans who are skeptical of the reform effort point to data showing that Hispanics lean towards the liberal side of the political spectrum, while those on the other side of the issue argue that Hispanics share important social and fiscal values with the GOP. [cont.]

Carrie Dann, NBC News

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