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10/18/2013 11:52 am ET

Why The GOP Must Learn From California's Mistakes With Latinos

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Latino voters are overwhelmingly expected to blame the GOP if immigration reform stalls in Congress, according to a new polling report from Latino Decisions.

If that occurs the experts at the political research firm said the voting block could turn away from the GOP nationally as California’s Latino voters did after the controversial Proposition 187 in the early 1990s.

The initiative, approved by voters, sought to strip unauthorized immigrants in the state of various benefits including healthcare and education. The measure was largely overturned in court.

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