U.S. News is the latest news outlet to highlight the role of Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador in immigration reform legislation.
Last week’s story by Lauren Fox includes a great quote, with Labrador comparing the bill introduced this month by a Senate bipartisan group including presidential prospect Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to the not-yet-revealed bipartisan House effort.
“I think the Senate is in a hurry to make history,” Labrador said. “And I think we are in a hurry to getting it done right.”
The week before last, I noted the flood of stories headlining Labrador’s notoriety as a key player, frequently noting his work as an immigration lawyer, his birth in Puerto Rico, his membership in the Mormon Church and his popularity among tea party Republcians.
U.S. News picked up similar threads, with Fox writing, “…Labrador’s background makes him a peculiar messenger. Labrador immigrated from Puerto Rico, but he represents the panhandle of Idaho, a state not well-known for its strong Latino influence. Fewer than 10 percent of residents in his district are Hispanic.”