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Immigration Advocates Say Anti-Birthright Crowd Going Mainstream


Comments from McConnell, Sen. John Kyl and Sen. Lindsey Graham are "an affront to the constitution we've established in this country, Murguía said. "It's pretty clearly established in the Constitution that that is recognized law, and this kind of a challenge should give us all pause."

Murguía and other immigrant rights groups said they "fully intend to push back" against the new efforts from Republicans.

But others aren't fighting quite that hard, since Democratic operatives believe there's a political silver lining if the Republicans keep pushing birthright through the fall election. It's one more way for the Democrats to keep Latino voters from choosing the GOP, they said.