The proposed immigration overhaul “is very unpopular in my district,” said Marchant, who represents suburbs west of Dallas. “The Republican primary voters, they’re being pretty vocal with me on this subject.” Besides, he said, “if you give the legal right to vote to 10 Hispanics in my district, seven to eight of them are going to vote Democrat.”Ah, the GOP dilemma in a nutshell. They wanted to support immigration reform so as to prove that they were not racist towards the brown people; they cannot support immigration reform because those brown people might then vote against them. There's no solution to that one that doesn't require far-right Republicans to stop demonizing immigrants and minorities, and that isn't going to be happening anytime soon. So they're stuck.
Here's an idea: don't treat people like crap and maybe they'll vote for you. Crazy-ass thought, I know. Just tossing that one out there.