The Washington Post posits that it is no longer a question of whether or not Romney will win the the Hispanic Vote, but rather by how much? Given steep declines in the entrance of undocumented immigrants across our southern border, the Border Patrol is changing their strategy. Finally the anti-immigrant movement announces that they don’t trust Romney on immigration either.
Romney and the Hispanic Vote The Washington Post posits that it is no longer a question of whether or not Romney will win the the Hispanic Vote, but rather by how much?”It doesn’t take a soothsayer to see that Republicans are going to lose the Hispanic vote. The only mystery is by how much — and that’s a key question. Just how key is evident in the GOP’s increasingly feverish effort to contain the damage done in primary season, when Mitt Romney, with cameo assists from most of his rivals, took turns beating up on illegal immigrants and throwing cold water on common-sense immigration reform. It’s a clear policy — amplified by Republican state lawmakers across the country — that amounts to unbridled hostility to 11 million illegal immigrants, 7 million of whom are in the American work force.”
Border Patrol shifts strategy as illegal immigration slows Given steep declines in the entrance of undocumented immigrants across our southern border, the Border Patrol is changing their strategy. “The U.S. Border Patrol, unveiling its first new strategy in eight years on Tuesday, said it aims to become more nimble as illegal immigration plummets.
The new plan calls for increased intelligence gathering, greater cooperation with other law enforcement agencies and quicker deployment to combat the biggest risks, said Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher. The change means a shift away from the strategy of deploying a growing army of agents at trouble spots. The number of agents has more than doubled to 21,000 since the last plan in 2004, along with a heavy investment in boats, aircraft, cameras and other equipment. “The principal theme of the 2012 Strategic Plan is to use information, integration and rapid response to meet all threats,” Fisher said in prepared remarks before the House of Representatives‘ subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.”
No, anti-immigration activists don’t trust Mitt Romney Finally the anti-immigrant movement announces that they don’t trust Romney on immigration either. “Forget the White House. “I could write in my mother’s name. I really wouldn’t make any difference, because nobody’s listening to me anyhow,” says Dan Beck, a cop and former sheriff from Ohio’s Allen County, who still wears a sheriff’s pin on his jacket lapel. Beck was among the activists, policy wonks, and Republican legislators who are lending their voices this week to conservative radio hosts who’ve gathered in Washington to focus on illegal immigration. Organized by the Federation for American Immigration Reform — a leading advocacy group in the fight against illegal immigration — the confab made it clear that the presidency isn’t the movement’s primary battleground. Many say they’re not entirely sure what Romney’s positions on immigration really are. And even they were, they wouldn’t believe the promises that he’s making anyway.”