By Domenic Powell

Linda Chavez, a staunch conservative who opposed the nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, has written that the GOP opposes the DREAM Act at its own peril.

Her conservative credentials and opposition to identity politics hasn’t saved her from race-based attacks once she suggested that the GOP support the DREAM Act. “The name says it all. Deport her now at her own peril” reads one comment on her op-ed in the Boston Herald.

The Americano, an attempt for conservative outreach to Hispanics by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, published an op-ed titled “The Dream Act is a Conservative Act.”