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Robert G. de Posada
Robert G. de Posada
Founder, Latinos for Reform
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      Robert G. de Posada

      Robert G. de Posada is the founder and past President of The Latino Coalition and served as Director of Hispanic Affairs at the Republican National Committee under Chairman Lee Atwater.

On Immigration Reform: It’s Ted Cruz 2005 Vs. Ted Cruz 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada December 15, 2015.    REUTERS/Mike Blake

Without a doubt, opposition to comprehensive immigration reform that deals with the 11 million illegal immigrants in our country is a powerful issue among grassroots activists in the GOP. This year, the two leading voices against illegal immigrants have been Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz. However, Ted Cruz’s views on this issue today, are very different than the ones he supported between 2004-2008.

Will lawmakers let poison pill kill immigration reform?

11:26 AM 05/08/2013

Immigration reform will die in 2013 if Washington politicians once again put their commitment to ideological and partisan special interests above our national interest. That’s what they did to kill immigration reform in 2006, and it’s what they’re poised to do now.

The Republican immigration dilemma

2:48 PM 12/13/2012

President Obama told The Des Moines Register shortly before this November’s election: “Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community.” During the Register interview, Obama pledged once more to pass immigration reform in his second term. "I want to get it done because it’s the right thing to do and I've cared about this ever since I ran back in 2008," he said.

The reason Obama reversed course on immigration

4:21 PM 06/18/2012

During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama promised to pass a comprehensive immigration reform law within a year of his inauguration. Convinced by that promise, Latinos voted for Obama in droves. Almost four years later, President Obama has not only failed to deliver on that promise, he has managed to undermine even the smallest of reform efforts and has taken credit for deporting more immigrants than any other president in U.S. history. He has also consistently condemned critics who have urged him to use his executive authority to address the immigration issue, arguing that he does not have such authority.