There should be no guilt, no shame and no fear in supporting immigration reform. But the Republicans still have more to lose –more they must lose– before they are faced with the reality that they have a problem.
There is a difference between government assistance and dependency. I fear we are slowly being conditioned to think that all we need is FEMA and that only the government can or will provide. FEMA is part of the answer, but not the entirety of it.
It’s going to take facts and concrete actions—not words or tone—for the true leaders in the GOP to bring Hispanics into the fold, to make them feel included and invested.