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October 28, 2013

Immigration reform is in everyone's interest

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The Pew study determined that Latinos made up 10 percent of the electorate, up from 9 percent in 2008 and 8 percent in 2004. The Latino percentage is even higher in swing states such as Florida, Colorado and Nevada.

Those numbers are expected to do nothing but rise in the coming years, and wise Republicans know that unless that trend is reversed, they can have scant hope of winning the presidency in 2016 and beyond.

But those with the most at stake are the immigrants who won’t be given a chance to fulfill their potential unless reform happens, and our country at large, which can’t afford to stifle the progress of future business leaders, medical researchers, academics, Nobel Prize winners and other vital contributors to our society.

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