To many in Los Angeles, the battle for immigration reform has been an uphill struggle. While some believe that current immigration law is not up to par for the modern day, there has been stalling across the board when it comes to actually fixing things. Soon, that stalling may come back to haunt the GOP.
Recent focus on immigration issues might be what has lead Obama to say that the GOP will not be able to “survive politically” if they continue to put off embracing the fact that immigration reform needs to happen. This is because the overall tide of opinion and vote importance has changed in recent years, especially as the Latino population has continued to grow. The importance of the Latino voters has also become more prevalent, leading to the fact that their needs and concerns must now be addressed.