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The GOP and the future of immigration reform

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The US Capitol in Washington, DC. One of the most important issues coming this term will be immigration reform. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

When Congress left for recess, the biggest news was that immigration reform had stalled in the House. For some Republicans, that isn't a problem. 

More than 100 House districts across the country have almost no Latino voters and opposing immigration reform won't make a difference to those candidates.  

But for others, especially here in California, it's a simple game of numbers; they know they can't go on winning elections for long without Latino support. 

For more on this, we're joined by Republican political consultant with Ruben Barrales, president of the political action committee Grow Elect, which focuses on Latino voter outreach and recruiting Latino Republican candidates for office.

Also joining us is Teresa Hernandez, Chairman of the Lincoln Club Immigration Reform Subcommittee.

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