Alienating Voters, One Demographic At A Time.

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Yes, I’m not thrilled with the way the Obama administration has gone behind Congresses back and implemented part of the “Dream Act” via executive order. But Arizona Gov Jan Brewer’s response to it, denying drivers licenses to those young adults to be covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process is mind numbingly dumb. I was going to write “It might be politically sound at the present moment“, but, unlike gays, who are mostly not going to vote for Republicans ever, the GOP has a chance to court and win a good portion of the Latino vote. Silly defensive actions such as the type Brewer is pulling will not bring any Latinos who are on the fence to the GOP side, and will only alienate a generation of both Latino and non-Latino voters for generations to come.

Then there is this.

Evelyn Cruz, an Arizona State University clinical law professor and director of the Immigration Law & Policy Clinic notes:

“that the REAL ID Act of 2005, a federal law that modified requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards, specifically listed immigrants who have been granted “deferred action” as among groups of people eligible for a license.”