Actually the article answers that.
“Hispanics reliance on the government safety net helps explain their ongoing support for the Democratic Party. Indeed, liberal spending policies are a more important consideration for Hispanic voters than ethnic identification or the so-called values issues that they are often said to favor. What Republicans mean by family values and what Hispanics mean are two completely different things, says John Echeveste, founder of the oldest Latino marketing firm in Southern California and a player in California Latino politics. We are a very compassionate people; we care about other people and understand that government has a role to play in helping people.
... only when someone else is paying the bill.
Look to Latin America to gauge the depth of their compassion for others.