Thursday, August 14, 2014

Immigration Reform Being Swamped by Children on the Border

Public opinion on immigration reform has gone south with the rush of illegal immigrant children on the Mexican border. A comparison of February and August CNN/ORC International polls show a 19-point shift from voters’ focus from a path to citizenship to stronger border security.

Republicans are using the issue in U.S. Senate campaigns in Arkansas and New Hampshire. The issue can be heard on Colorado talk radio and town hall meetings, but don’t expect to see it on the air waves. The 14 percent Hispanic voting population is a deterrent to high-profile use of anti-immigration campaign advertisements.

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