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Hispanic Americans Worry about Immigration, Jobs and Status

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Hispanic Heritage month began on September 15.  A few days later the Pew Hispanic Center released a report that said half of Latino Americans feel that their situation is worse now than it was a year ago.

Latinos say they are having problems with housing and jobs.  15% said in the past year they had problems find a job and keeping a job.  10% said their ethnicity has kept them from finding housing.

On September 15 both presidential candidates issued a statement in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  The Pew’s survey says that of the Hispanics who are registered voters more feel that Obama “is the better candidate for Hispanics (55%) and for immigrants (50%).”

Many Hispanic immigrants worry about being deported or that someone they know might be deported.

With only 23% of Hispanics supporting McCain, the campaign knows that they are in a bind with the Hispanic voting bloc.

“He’s in a very tough position,” Simon Rosenberg of the New Democrat Network

“The position that he took the win the Republican nomination was to move away from his traditional advocacy for immigration reform, which may have helped him win the Republican nomination. But it’s hurting him with Hispanics. He’s going to have to live with those consequences.”


Written by rentec

20 September, 2008 at 4:32 pm

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  1. The age-old pesky U.S.-Mexico border problem has taxed the resources of both countries, led to long lists of injustices, and appears to be heading only for worse troubles in the future. Guess what? The border problem can never be solved. Why? Because the border IS the problem! It’s time for a paradigm change.

    Never fear, a satisfying, comprehensive solution is within reach: the Megamerge Dissolution Solution. Simply dissolve the border along with the failed Mexican government, and megamerge the two countries under U.S. law, with mass free 2-way migration eventually equalizing the development and opportunities permanently, with justice and without racism, and without threatening U.S. sovereignty or basic principles.

    Click the url and read about the new paradigm for U.S.-Mexico relations.

    TL Winslow

    16 July, 2009 at 3:38 am

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