There are three national Republicans who have had a change of heart when it comes to immigration policy.
That’s the finding of ABC Univision, which published a list of the three GOP legislators. Also on the list was the Republican National Committee and radio host Sean Hannity.
The three elected officials are:
Rand Paul, who in “his 2010 run for Senate, … came out against offering birthright citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants, which is granted under the U.S. Constitution.” This past week he unveiled a plan that would allow undocumented immigrants to become legal.
Marco Rubio: in his run for the U.S. Senate in 2010, Rubio attacked his Republican primary opponent “for voicing support for the 2007 immigration reform effort and came out against granting a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants.” Rubio is now a member of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” senators negotiating an immigration reform bill.
Mike Coffman. The Republican House member is not as well known as Rubio or Paul. According to ABC Univision, Coffman’s “immigration conversion is a case study in the rising influence of Hispanic voters … when Coffman’s district was redrawn before the 2012 election to include thousands more Hispanic voters, the congressman decided to change his tune.”