By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Mitt Romney took a hard line on illegal immigration, was labeled anti-immigrant and had a national network of Hispanic Republicans come out against him, yet he won Florida's primary by carrying more than half of Hispanics who voted - better than he did among whites.
But Maribel Hastings, a senior adviser at America's Voice, an immigrant rights group in Washington, said the tone of the immigration debate will hurt Republicans in the West.
"In these states, the negative tone that has dominated the debate among Republicans, combined with Republican support for anti-immigrant state bills and the failure to pass sensible solutions like immigration reform and the Dream Act, are resented by a Latino electorate for whom immigration is a defining issue," she said in an analysis she wrote Wednesday.