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A group called the American Principles Project aims to promote conservative values among Hispanics and defend comprehensive immigration reform among those same ultraconservatives who have rejected it in the past. According to EFE, Alfonso Aguilar, who served under the Bush administration as director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), said that “immigration reform is the issue keeping Latinos from supporting the conservative movement.” To bring them into the fold, Aguilar said, it is “extremely important” that legalizing undocumented immigrants become a policy and messaging priority for conservatives in the future.
La Opinión reports that the AAP has set aside $500,000 “to back conservative candidates who are open to passing immigration reform.”