Latino Voters Who Want Immigration Reform May Not Vote If Legislation Doesn’t Come Up This Year

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Following up on Jesse’s new piece on why anti-GOP backlash hasn’t appeared among Latino voters, a poll released today gives additional insight into how how Latinos will vote this November.

According to the study from LatinoMetrics, the Hispanic Federation and the League of United Latin American Citizens, 13 percent of Latinos identify as Republicans, versus 54 percent who identify as Democrats. The number of Latino voters is set to increase, with one in four of those not currently registered to vote telling pollsters they will register before the November elections.

Comprehensive immigration reform is a big issue for Latino voters, with 65 percent of voters indicating they want to see reform this year. If legislation doesn’t materialize, polling data indicates that somewhere between 25 percent and 33 percent of those who want to see reform this year would stay home from the polls in November.

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Johncmccutchen
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 2:28 am

Now that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever


Whats_up0
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 3:44 am

I think immigration reform its very important and would be bold decidion for the government. Meny peple cann't spend time with theor family, fathers cann't see his sons. Wife is missing her husband. This is so pathetic.


someguy
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 4:26 am

if you don't vote, you don't make a difference, voting is always going to be between a turd and a giant deusch, so it is very wise to vote for the lesser of the two evils


Guest
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:26 am

There is not common sense or humanity left in USA immigration law. Its the most stupid thing. Can't believe USA immi law is like this……moreover now also gov is not ready to change it ….this is the height of brain-less-ness….on earth.


Brittanicus
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 12:05 am

What is taxpayer Americans supposedly to do, feed and house the world? Offer freely HMO, PPO's health care to every penniless, desperate person, including their children, sisters and brothers, uncles and aunts and anybody else who stays in this nation after their visa has expired or those who have violated our immigration laws. Those stole into America through a still upon border fence. Arizona did the right thing for their legal residence and anybody else should be apprehended and placed into detention until deported. But even that doesn't matter, because they still reenter illegally.

The–ONLY–true way to stop this massive incursion into a sovereign land by any foreign nationals, is to fully implement under the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act all incorrigible employers who knowingly keep hiring illegal workers, throw them into prison with huge fines and take away all business assets. Making E-Verify a mandated federal law, would over time proof absolutely positive to start non-reversible ATTRITION which is far more affordable, than forced deportation. Anybody who aids and abets illegal immigrants, such as mayors who allow Sanctuary City policies, ( SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, DENVER AND MORE) should also be taken to federal court. Even state Governors, weak police chiefs who in anyway catering to illegal immigrants, such as Bill Richardson of New Mexico, or any other elected official should not be exempt from federal penalties.

We have unsympathetic politicians such as Sen. Harry Reid and all his Dem followers who are instigators and are demanding another catastrophic Amnesty must be held accountable. Across our nation we have millions of legal American workers, in painful situations who cannot feed their children. Why are we the bad guys, because we are sick and tired of subsidizing Mexico and most of South America? Why is Arizona being demonized because it must defend its residents against the encroachment of illegal aliens, criminal gangs, drug smugglers and all the ugliness that is spreading across this sovereign land? Fight back America before it’s too late. This nation is 13 trillion dollars in debt, with 9.5 percent of Americans out of work.

It is estimated that at least 8.5 million illegal workers are employed. That the Federation for American Immigration Reform states that annually taxpayers mandatory to pay 113 billion in extra taxes to underwrite welfare programs for illegal aliens and their families. That's not part of the $60 billion a year that leaves America in workers remittances to other countries. Those who want to keep more money in their pockets better start bombarding your Senator. Incumbent Harry Reid was the Democratic majority leader in the Senate who nearly killed E-Verify, 287 (G) and pushing AMNESTY. Learn the implications of overpopulation, the millions a year legal immigrants, costs and other paramount problems at NumbersUSA. Start imposing your will on all your Washington Senators and House Representatives, including state politicians, who seemed to have forgotten who they work for at 202-224-3121. More details and what you can do for America's survival at NumbersUSA.


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Latina_voter
Comment posted August 14, 2010 @ 3:52 am

I won't vote for any Democrat or Republican unless there is real immigration reform. I won't be wasting my vote. The Democrats have shown that they don't care about Hispanic voters and have allowed Republicans to determine immigration and border policy. If the Democrats lose big this November it is their fault. The country will have to suffer through an inane ultra-conservative period because Democrats threw a major part of their base under the bus. I don't think the Latino voter is in Pres. Obama's radar. I don't really know whom or what he really cares about (maybe what Fox News says about him and his Wall Street buddies).


Cayeyana
Comment posted August 17, 2010 @ 6:59 am

Latinos in the great U.S.A. The Republicans have created the division taking place today. All because they hate having a Democrat who, happens to be black in the White House. They are bleeding. The wound still oozes. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. Do not stay home in November. This is the time to unite and, let the Republicans know we are to, be RESPECTED. The giant has awaken. Get the Republicans out of the White House. We need Democrats to help the President, accomplish everything he was done. He had to practically beg the Republicans to extend, unemployment benefits. WAKE UP LATINOS. LETS ALL VOTE DEMOCRATIC.Stop the racist, bigot, rich Republicans. YA BASTA!


Rayv321
Comment posted August 20, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

We need to register and vote. Saying that you will waist your vote is insane. You need to get up and vote, thats how you will get respect. The hispanics need to start voting and elect the people that will work the best for us. We are too many, we can decide who goes into office. If that person do not work out for us, we take him or her out on the next election. A lot of people encourage latinos not to vote, that is because they know the power we have and they need to keep us down. As long as we do not vote, they can use us as ponds for their political gain. As the republicans are doing now. All this hatred against latinos, we are looked at as irrelevant, second class citizens, the republicans cand do this because they do not fear us, we do not vote. Please, lets unite , lets register and vote. Lets get the crazys out, these crazy republicans need to be taught a lesson, and we need to be the people that will teach them that lesson.


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Mexi
Comment posted September 22, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

I am American and come from latino roots. I will never vote democrat. Look where our country is heading and you can blame that on democrats.
Our gov't caters to illegals. We let all the illegals come here and don't do squat about it. We even compensate them for being here illegally. We send Mexico millions to help combat the drug cartels and nothing changes. We need to vote all this sorry **** politicians out off office. Vote and vote wisely our future depends on it. NO MORE ILLEGALS AND I DON'T MEAN JUST MEXICANS, NO MORE FREE PUBLIC SERVICES, NO MORE ANCHOR BABIES, NO MORE AMNESTY, SECURE OUR BORDERS, USE E-VERIFY SYSTEM, FINE EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE ILLEGLAS, DEPORTATION OF ALL CURRENT ILLEGALS AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE ENFORCEMENT OF OUR CURRENT IMMIGRATION LAWS. Our so called gov't doesn't care about this country they only care about winning their offices everything is done for political gain and nothing more. If this keeps up this country is doomed. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE TIME HAS COME TO STAND UP!!!!!


mex
Comment posted September 22, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

You are a fool! The gov't is controlled by democrats and look what is happening. We need to vote republican. Latinos need to change their mind set.
Our gov't caters to illegals. We let all the illegals come here and don't do squat about it. We even compensate them for being here illegally. We send Mexico millions to help combat the drug cartels and nothing changes. We need to vote all this sorry **** politicians that run our gov't out off office. Vote and vote wisely our future depends on it. NO MORE ILLEGALS AND I DON'T MEAN JUST MEXICANS, NO MORE FREE PUBLIC SERVICES, NO MORE ANCHOR BABIES, NO MORE AMNESTY, SECURE OUR BORDERS, USE E-VERIFY SYSTEM, FINE EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE ILLEGLAS, DEPORTATION OF ALL CURRENT ILLEGALS AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE ENFORCEMENT OF OUR CURRENT IMMIGRATION LAWS. Our so called gov't doesn't care about this country they only care about winning their offices everything is done for political gain and nothing more. If this keeps up this country is doomed. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE TIME HAS COME TO STAND UP!!!!!


Rayv321
Comment posted September 24, 2010 @ 12:32 am

I guess you have been out of the country since 1994. Or maybe you do not realize that the republicans took power with the contract on America back then. Don't you know that they were ilegals here then? What the republicans did about it? They never even spoke about it. And please tell me what did Reagan did about it. The republicans are using the hispanics as boogymans for political gain, that is all, even if they win they will not do anything about it, do not forget they were in power for a very long time and ilegal imigration just got much worst under their watch. That is tha facts. Now that they want to be in power again they are using the hispanics as ponds for political gain, but they are just increasing the level of discrimination against hispanis, and the hatred for hispanis that has caused beatings and murder of inocent people, not necesarily ilegals. I have never defended ilegal inmigration, I have always critized that fact even when the republicans were very quiet. But we can not let these crazys use us as ponds and treat us like second class citizens. We need to stand up and demand respect. If you are of hispanic decendance you will be affected when you are stopped and ask for papers, lets see how you like that. There has been a few home grown terrorist in America, they were white young males, are we going to profile young white males also? To all hispanics,, Lets get together and stand up for our rigths as US citizens and lets VOTE the republicans (crazys)OUT


Rayv321
Comment posted September 24, 2010 @ 12:43 am

The only fool here is you. Again , THE REPUBLICANS WERE IN POWER FOR OVER TEN YEARS, they did nothing for imigration and they completely ruin the economy. They outsource thousands of jobs overseas. They ran the Nation into the dumps, and now they are opposing everything just for political gain at the expense of the people. Everything that you complaint obout happened under the republicans watch. You either 2 years old or just a very ignorant person. To all hispanics, do not let ignorant people like this cloud your thinking, remember the republicans were in charge, their policies got us here. Remenber all the insults and denigration directed to us by this crazys, lets vote them all out.


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Mikcl1
Comment posted October 31, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

the republican party is nothing more than a bunch of liars and thieves,

it took them 8 short years to bring this country down to where it is today only a complete idiot would vote for these liars, sure vote for them

then the usa will start to look just like haiti, how can anyone not see what these con men are doing to this country ?


MIKCL1
Comment posted October 31, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

regardless of your party affiliation you must vote,IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO VOTE STAY HOME AND SHUT UP !

SOME ONE ELSE WILL DECIDE YOUR FATE.


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