Obama must push immigration reform to retain Hispanic vote

Discussion in 'Immigration/Illegal Immigration' started by Angelhair, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Angelhair
    Offline

    Angelhair Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Messages:
    2,597
    Thanks Received:
    150
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +153
    Obama must push immigration reform to retain Hispanic vote

    Published April 29, 2011

    Tucson – President Barack Obama must take action to push for immigration reform if he wants to keep the Hispanic vote in the 2012 election, Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva said in an interview with Efe.

    "The meetings that the president is holding on the immigration issue are a necessary step, but now we have to see what the result of these meetings will be," the Democratic lawmaker told Efe.

    Obama is meeting on Thursday at the White House with prominent Hispanics like Emilio Estefan, Eva Longoria and Jose Diaz-Balart to discuss immigration reform. This meeting comes less than two weeks after the president met with political leaders to discuss the issue.

    Now, according to Grijalva, various political actors want to see that Obama is using his authority as president to protect families that are being separated by deportations and those undocumented students who could benefit from the DREAM Act, which remains stalled in Congress.

    "The president has the right and the ability to do it," said the lawmaker, who added that currently the necessary support to approve immigration reform does not exist in either the House or the Senate.

    "President Obama certainly has enough authority to make life calmer for many families," he emphasized.

    On April 11, ImpreMedia released an opinion survey of Latinos about the work done so far by Congress and Obama.

    Although the president and the Democratic Party continue to retain the Hispanic vote, the survey results suggest that Latino voters are feeling more and more unsettled, which could lead a number of undecided voters to vote against them in the 2012 presidential and congressional election.

    While 41 percent of those surveyed said they were certain they would vote for Obama, 14 percent said they would vote for the president but could change their mind at election time, another 10 percent said they were undecided although they were leaning toward Obama and another 14 percent were completely undecided.

    The survey was conducted between March 24 and April 2 among 500 Hispanic voters registered in 21 states.

    To win the 2012 elections, Obama and the Democrats cannot "allow themselves the luxury" of losing the Hispanic vote, Grijalva said.

    For activists like Jennifer Allen, director of the Border Action Network, the immigration issue continues to be the one of most importance to the Hispanic community, particularly in states like Arizona, which transformed itself into the epicenter of the immigration debate after the implementation of state law SB1070, a measure that aims to criminalize undocumented migrants.

    "We hope that with the approach of the presidential election we'll see a positive change on the immigration issue," Allen told Efe.
     
  2. The Infidel
    Offline

    The Infidel EVIL CONSERVATIVE

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    17,252
    Thanks Received:
    3,170
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    AMERITOPIA
    Ratings:
    +3,173
    This is how tin pot dictators behave.... nothing new to me.
     
  3. LilOlLady
    Offline

    LilOlLady Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    7,841
    Thanks Received:
    660
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Ratings:
    +761
    I see him pushing it but don't see the seriousness in it. I get the feeling he is only doing it because of He will get a A for effort from Hispanics and that is enough for him to get re-elected.
    He will not get my vote under no circumstances unless I see mass deportation before 2012. I will be voting straight enforcement and border security no matter who is running. Most important issue to me an mine. Our future depend on it stopping illegal immigrating. If it does not stop, we are doomed and nothing else will matter anyway.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011
  4. Tank
    Offline

    Tank Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    13,929
    Thanks Received:
    1,759
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +3,972
    He want's that Hispanic vote bad, but he's afraid of pissing off the black folks
     
  5. LilOlLady
    Offline

    LilOlLady Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    7,841
    Thanks Received:
    660
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Ratings:
    +761
    All Obama has to do is make an effort and that is what he is doing. Know there is not a chance in hell of a CIR bill passing in this economy. Effort" is enough for him to get Hispanic votes.
     
  6. bambu
    Offline

    bambu Rookie

    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Messages:
    24
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +2
    "Immigration reform" = "make illegals legal"?
     

Share This Page