As the White House begins to prepare for opening a debate on immigration reform later this year or perhaps early next year, Democrats worry that the controversy could be one more challenging political issue in a tough political climate.

But the challenge could be even greater for Republicans, given that so many of their partisans are openly hostile to immigrants (whether legal or illegal), especially Latinos. Michael Gerson, former speech writer and adviser to President George W. Bush, warns that the issue could be “an invitation to political suicide” for the GOP.  To read the full story click here.

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