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Lindsey Graham: Republicans Will Lose In 2016 If They Again Embrace Romney’s Failed “Self-Deportation” Policy

During a “Face The Nation” appearance Sunday, Republican Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said the GOP will lose the White House in 2016 if they again embrace Mitt Romney’s failed “self-deportation” policy. “Mitt Romney and Ann Romney did our party a great service by admitting that embracing self deportation in 2012 was their biggest mistake,” Graham … Continue reading »

Republicans Prepared to Repeat their “Original Sin” on Immigration in 2016

In analysis from the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign titled, “His Original Sin,” Ron Brownstein of National Journal noted that Mitt Romney’s general election chances were all but destroyed by his run to the hardline right during the primary season.  Wrote Brownstein, “Of all Romney’s primary-season decisions, the most damaging was his choice to repel the challenges … Continue reading »

Immigration, the GOP’s Kryptonite, Divides and Drains the GOP

Most are Silent On Hillary’s Move; Graham Says Citizenship a Must; Crowd Cheers When Immigrants Called “Rats and Roaches” This past weekend offered another reminder why and how immigration reform is the GOP’s kryptonite: they touch it at their own peril; and when they do it divides them, befuddles them and drains them of power. … Continue reading »

Two California Republicans Offer Contrasting Models for Kevin McCarthy on Immigration

Will Kevin McCarthy Follow the Path of Pete Wilson or Ronald Reagan? Washington, DC – As a series of new reports capture, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) likely ascension to House Majority Leader will have important implications for immigration policy and moreover, the political future of the Republican Party.  And coming from California, no one should understand the politics … Continue reading »

On Immigration Reform, Ayotte and Cornyn Show the Difference Between Bipartisan Problem-Solving and Partisan Troublemaking

On CBS’s “Face the Nation” yesterday, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced her support of the Senate’s immigration bill, including its path to citizenship provision.  Now according to Chuck Todd and the NBC News Political Unit, “There are at least 60 votes for the bill.” The developments of recent days show that there is a right … Continue reading »

On Immigration: If Marco Rubio Walks, Marco Rubio Loses

Two Republican Senators playing influential roles in the immigration debate are demonstrating contrasting profiles in leadership this week.  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is up for re-election in 2014 in one of the most conservative states in the nation, responded to the possibility of ads being run against him on immigration by noting, “If you want … Continue reading »

Potential Changes to Family Immigration System Don't Add Up

According to a report by David Nakamura in the Washington Post, “key Senators are developing plans that would make it harder for U.S. citizens to get visas for their family members while easing the path for more high-skilled foreign workers, according to aides and advocates familiar with negotiations over an emerging immigration deal.”  Said Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), … Continue reading »

New Ad from Republicans for Immigration Reform Applauds Lindsey Graham on Immigration

Updated 1:45 PM ET. A new superPAC, Republicans for Immigration Reform, is launching a television ad today in South Carolina supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and his leadership on immigration reform.  The ad is part of a $60,000 ad buy organized to show support to Sen. Graham and defend him against attacks by the extremist anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

Sen. Lindsey Graham: When it Comes to immigration Reform, Now is the Time

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is a longtime immigration reform supporter, and one of the Senate Gang of 8 currently considering immigration legislation.  He’s been such a leader on the issue that he’s now being targeted by anti-immigrant groups like NumbersUSA, who want to silence his advocacy. Last week, Graham spoke about immigration during a visit … Continue reading »