Republicans have repeatedly blocked any bills to encourage illegal aliens to self deport since taking legislative power in 1996 to protect their major campaign contributors many of whom are criminal illegal alien employers. So, I was curious as to why now they would start voting for in-state tuition for them.
Is their Hispanic population now such a significant part of their electorate that those who voted no in the past now feel pressured to vote yes?
What I found is pretty interesting as I used the most current figures from the 2010 census demographic data and subtracted out Cubans and Puerto Ricans who are not affected. Not one of them has a significant Hispanic population and if the truth be known the number of legal Hispanics other than Puerto Ricans and Cubans registered as Republicans is probably tiny to practically non-existent.
The Republicans who voted so far for SB 1400 and the Hispanic percentage in their district of legal residents and illegal aliens:
Senator Gardiner: 6.2%
Senator Latvala: 6.0% (Bill Sponsor)
Senator Legg: 8.8%
Senator Richter: 14.5%
Senator Thrasher: 3.7%
After looking at the numbers it is pretty obvious none would be getting pressure from constituents to support legislation that increases costs and possibly deprive their children from attending the school of their choice due to being displaced by an illegal alien. I’m positive not one RINO promised if elected they would vote for in-state tuition for illegal aliens. In fact, I am sure the overwhelming majority oppose it so it begs the question of why?
I’m left with the far fetched plan the republicans are trying to win the Hispanic vote but most come from socialist countries and so the idea of voting for a smaller government type is contrary to their beliefs. The republicans have had over a century to win a sizable percentage of the black vote and you can see how that has turned out.
The most important question is how many of their constituents are they willing to lose while pandering to Hispanics and why has no one mentioned the fact the are all citizens of another country they want to educate? Go to Mexico and demand a similar discount to attend a university and see how long it is before they stop laughing.
EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of Florida State Senator Jack Latvala courtesy of MediaTrackers.org.