Obama vowed during the Register interview to revamp immigration laws in his second term, and predicted Republicans would go along because of the nations population shifts. (One) thing Im confident well get done next year is immigration reform, he said. Obama thinks the GOP has lost its way in recent years on the issue. And since this is off the record, I will just be very blunt, he said. Republican alienation of the Latino community is a relatively new phenomenon, he said. President George W. Bush and chief strategist Karl Rove were smart enough to understand the changing nature of America. And so I am fairly confident that theyre (Republicans) going to have a deep interest in getting that done. SOURCE: Latinos are critical to a victory, Obama tells the Register Republicans are alienating the minority group, the president says. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012310250053&nclick_check=1 .