Shikha Dalmia on the GOP's Self-Destructive Position on Immigration


It's hard to imagine how the Republican Party can make things worse for itself with Hispanic voters, yet it keeps trying.

Given the stakes, especially in crucial swing states such as Colorado, Nevada, and Florida, you would think that Mitt Romney, the great flip-flopper, would repudiate his own harsh anti-immigration rhetoric at least, especially his pledge to pursue policies that would cause unauthorized Hispanics to "self-deport." He can't, writes Shikha Dalmia, because his party's growing nativism has left him little room to maneuver.