Skip to comments.Latinos say their votes could tip 40 congressional races (SEIU, La Raza warn McCain, GOP on amnesty)
Posted on 02/08/2010 6:55:23 PM PST by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON -- Failing to overhaul the nation's immigration system, currently a backburner issue for Congress and President Barack Obama, could play a pivotal role in key mid-term election races in November, according to a new study on Latino voting patterns.
The report by America's Voice, which supports comprehensive new immigration policies, says revising the laws is the defining issue for Latino voters. The report says that progress - or the lack thereof - in revamping immigration laws and regulations could affect as many as 40 congressional races in areas with sizeable Latino populations, including the re-election bids of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., just two years ago his party's presidential candidate.
"Immigration reform is a litmus test in the Latino community," Eliseo Medina, the president of the Service Employees International Union, said during a conference call about the study.
Latino leaders and groups are similarly frustrated with Republicans. They feel that the GOP is promoting and campaigning on an anti-immigration agenda in hopes of attracting so-called "tea party" voters who prefer stricter policing of the U.S. border to a comprehensive policy, which they consider to be amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the country.
"The president did make a promise to the Latino community, and it has not been forgotten," said Janet Murguia, president and chief executive officer of the National Council of La Raza, a leading Hispanic lobby. "We're also looking to Congress - Democrats and Republicans - particularly Republicans, who can't just continue to say 'no' ... we'll hold all these elected officials accountable."
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Let the wetbacks try it. I don’t think “blanket amnesty” is one of the Tea Partiers most favorite topics.
Unions were needed at one time. Not any more.
They’re no different then the mafia.
Out with the SIEU and LaRaza.
About two years ago these same LaRaza jokers thought they’d shut the country down with a national strike. Nothing much happened except retail sales jumped slightly.
Yeah sure keep the threats up we will not forget you either that is for sure!!
Since the Dems are the ones in power, and it is uncontested on this issue (since McCain and Graham will support them), then it seems like LaRatza will be throwing the Dems out of power, if they don’t get their cherished Amnesty.
Seems like a good deal for the Republicans to simply block it then.
The same Latinos who voted overwhemongly for the biggest Marxist this country has ever seen, despite McCain working harder than anyone to try and pass an amnesty bill?
Why the heck would Republicans give two hoots what the Latinos think?
” They feel that the GOP is promoting and campaigning on an anti-immigration agenda in hopes of attracting so-called “tea party” voters who prefer stricter policing of the U.S. border to a comprehensive policy, which they consider to be amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the country”
Which is exactly right.
Hey, Eliseo, go piss up a rope.
why not they prolly dont pay taxes anyway...i love it when people vote for more taxes and less pay...just look south to see what happens....maybe latino’s should think about it...
“Unless they are citizens, they shouldn’t be voting. If they are citizens I’m wondering why they want to ruin this wonderful country?”
Because for so many of them ethnicity trumps everything.
hahaha for sure
When will these bastards get it that we are NOT against immigration; we are against ILLEGAL immigration.
“Ive been to East L.A. and Tijuana and there is no difference.”
That’s a fact.
Do that and illegal aliens will deport themselves.
...they’re warning McCain? And amnesty is their core issue?
Is that a joke?
If they were really up to speed on the issue, they would know that MCCAIN WROTE THE AMNESTY BILL.
And they’re threatening not to support Republicans because of it?
That’s like Free Republic threatening not to back Democrats unless they go pro-Soldiers....