The immigration debate is already emotionally charged and colored enough by political rhetoric on each side. We don’t need groups like the Heritage Foundation throwing gasoline on the fire. We don’t need studies grounded in racist and wrong philosophies.
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.
Two state senators in Arizona read some dubious, racist accusations against Hispanics right into the Senate record as though they were fact. Unfortunately, these type of stereotypes and lies are all too familiar to those of us who are used to hearing attacks against Latinos veiled in disguise as part of a legitimate “debate” about our nation’s broken immigration system.