Analysis: Election spurs new push within GOP, business community for immigration reformPublished: Nov 26, 2012 11:00 am By: Richard Dunham - Houston Chronicle
"Channeling his frustration into action, Gutierrez, a Cuban-born businessman who once served as CEO of the Kellogg Co., has joined with like-minded Republicans to form a new Super PAC, Republicans for Immigration Reform, to re-position his party on an issue that caused it significant political damage in 2012.
Gutierrez’s conversion to immigration activist is a sign of a major post-election shift within the Republican Party on one of the most controversial issues in modern American politics. Pro-reform Republicans, who had been mute amid the harsh attacks on illegal immigration by populist conservatives, are now joining with allies in the business community, evangelical Protestant groups and free-enterprise think tanks to push for a comprehensive solution to America’s broken immigration system that includes legal status for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S."
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