Last Tuesday’s election spoke volumes about the changing demographics in America. Obama swept the battleground states, partly due to the high number of Latino voters that turned out. Over 70 percent of all Latino voters supported President Obama, mainly due to the Republican’s concerted efforts to block immigration reform for the millions of undocumented workers in the United States. What does that mean for the future? In my opinion, the Republican party will lose every future Presidential Election unless they change their views and work in a bi-partisan manner for full comprehensive immigration reform.
Republicans long advocate behind closed doors for more business visas for professional foreign workers. However, they seem to always fail to see the need for non-skilled/agricultural laborers. Until they recognize the economic need for the millions of undocumented workers, who tend to fill the much needed unskilled laboring needs of our country, they will not be able to pull in that Latino vote into their corner. It better do so quickly as the Latino population is the fastest growing sector of the American electorate. Time for the Republicans to come together in the House to find a solution for immigration reform now.