The constant barrage of anti-immigrant bashing from the current slate of Republican political candidates is not new. It’s not unique. It’s not even particularly imaginative. Whether on the national level among those aspiring to the presidency, or here at home from our conservative friends in the general assembly, Republicans and right-wingers have long used the immigrant community as one of their favorite groups for scapegoating America’s and Maryland’s problems. Unfortunately, in many cases white and black members of the working class have played right into their hands.