It’s no accident that the Republicans have yet to take part in a debate on Spanish-language television, Segura said.

“They don’t want to say the things they have to say in a primary election in front of a Spanish-speaking audience,” he said. “Look for this pattern to continue.”

Newt Gingrich deviated from Republican orthodoxy in a debate last week. He espoused a more nuanced view than that of his Republican opponents, suggesting that it is a mistake to deport people who have lived in the U.S. for many years, separating them from their families.

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