As the national Republicans court immigrant voters with immigration reform, Michigan Republicans work to alienate them
A winning strategy…for Democrats
As national Republicans are working hard to reverse the trend of Hispanic voters leaving their party in droves, Republicans in Michigan seemed bound and determined to do just the opposite. In what is a seemingly never ending push to solve problems that do not exist, Republican state Senator Joe Hune has introduced legislation to bar undocumented immigrants from obtaining any government benefits. There are already laws on the books to prevent this, but that is irrelevant when a good sound bite full of empty symbolism is in the making.
Hune’s justification is nearly comical. Read it and much more after the jump.Read more ›