Republicans do not risk offending Hispanic voters by toughening border enforcement and deportations

GOP elites and the mainstream media want us to think that Republicans have to walk on eggshells in order not to offend Hispanics on the issue of immigration enforcement.

That's most assuredly not the case.

A recent Pew Research survey shows that more Hispanics support expedited deportation than support further accommodation of Unaccompanied Alien Children.

From the July 29, 2014 Pew Research report Hispanics split on how to address surge in Central American child migrants:

About as many Hispanics support the current system for deciding immigration cases as do those expediting the process (49% – 47%), which would have the effect of speeding up deportations.

The split among Hispanics is in contrast to views of the overall public, which backs a faster process over the current policy by 53% to 39%.



The new PEW survey which shows a slim majority favoring continued generous handling of Unaccompanied Alien Children is a poll of Hispanic adults, not registered voters or likely voters. If they break it down by voters only, the number switch - a majority of Hispanic voters favor expedited deportations, athough Pew never trumpets this fact.