Feb. 12, 2013
Maine Voices: Shifting stance on immigration will bear fruit for conservatives
Support for common-sense reforms will draw a growing demographic and solidify an alliance with business.
By LANCE DUTSON Special to the Press Herald
PORTLAND - It's safe to say that conservative America has still not recovered from the crushing defeat of last fall's election. As we lick our wounds and look to the bleak prospect of another four years of Barack Obama, more and more conservatives are looking to an unlikely issue to lead us out of this electoral abyss: immigration reform.
Conservatives have been in a losing argument on immigration for some time.
Conservatives will not survive politically if we continue to be perceived as the enemy by a growing demographic.