Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

For Latinos, Immigration More Personal than Political, Poll Says

"As President, Obama has not delivered on immigration reform, to the
chagrin of many Latinos who have complained that he did not push the
matter with the same drive and zeal that he did, say, healthcare reform. Nonetheless, a majority of voters said in the poll that, if they were
to vote now, they’d choose Obama over any of the Republican candidates,
who all have taken hard-line stances on immigration and English as the
official language. “The question for most Latinos is not whether they want more
immigration or less immigration,” said Allert Brown-Gort, associate
director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre
Dame. “It has to do not so much with the [candidate's] stance on
immigration, but the attitude that Latinos perceive that Republicans
have of Latinos when they talk about immigration.” The 2010 Census showed that there are 50 million Hispanics in the
United States. About 21 million are registered