Be it real or be it perception, the GOP’s perceived anti-immigrant (and especially anti-Hispanic) stance is losing (has lost) the minority vote in this state. The vociferous conservative element that puts essentially all blame for our problems on illegal immigrants projects itself as the GOP.
Some of the most popular right wing talk show hosts build their loyal (essentially all white) following with their Jihad against illegal Hispanics (mainly Mexicans).
Say what you will — this is PERCEIVED as anti-Hispanic. ALL Hispanics.
Here’s a test — if we decided to reduce our illegal immigrant problem by quadrupling the number of legal immigrants we allowed, would that placate the group that rails against the Hispanics currently breaking the law by illegally entering our country? After all, now they would be legal.