Skip to comments.Undocumented Youth Work to Boost Latino Vote Turnout ["Corruption of The Political Process"]
Posted on 10/31/2012 7:00:55 PM PDT by Steelfish
October 31, 2012 Undocumented Youth Work to Boost Latino Vote Turnout
By MIRIAM JORDAN
Thousands of illegal-immigrant youths are at the forefront of national efforts to get immigrant and Latino citizens to the polls next week, the latest demonstration of the increasingly organized and vocal group's power.
In swing states like Florida, Ohio and Colorado, the young peopleoften referred to as Dreamers after the failed Dream Act legislation that would have offered them a path to citizenshipare running phone banks, going door to door and approaching students on college campuses to encourage voting. They also are active in California, a Democratic stronghold, and Texas, where Republicans have the edge.
The group is targeting Latinos, the fastest-growing electorate in the U.S., whose turnout at the polls is traditionally lower than that of blacks and whites. Polls show an overwhelming advantage for President Barack Obama among Latino voters, but the Dreamers efforts also could boost Democratic support in state and congressional races, supporters and opponents agree.
"They are winning the hearts and minds of Coloradans through their efforts," said Julien Ross, executive director of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, which has enlisted hundreds of Dreamers in nonpartisan voter-registration and canvassing drives in the state.
The group pushed the Obama administration to adopt a new policy, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, that allows those under the age of 31 who arrived in the U.S. by age 16 and have lived here for the last five year to apply for a renewable two-year reprieve from deportation and work permit.
Leydy Mendoza, a 20-year-old undocumented college student in Des Moines, Iowa, has traveled across Iowa to register Hispanics who have flocked to the state in recent years to work in meatpacking plants. She said it resulted in thousands of people registering to vote.
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This used to be America, I don't know what it is anymore. Illegals working to get O re-elected to further their agenda. No-one with the guts to call it out.
“are running phone banks, going door to door and approaching students on college campuses to encourage voting”
What other encouragement is there when a mexiclown approaches you to vote? You’ll vote Romney, that’s for damn sure. Especially when they speak en hablo..
Have you heard of DACA? Free for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals: to be eligible, you were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2912, came to the US before you were 16, have continuously resided in the US from June 2007 to the present, were physically present at the time you made the request for consideration of deferred actioN with USCIS, entered without inspection before June 2012 OR YOUR LAWFUL IMMIGRATION STATUS EXPIRED IN JUNE 2012, are currently in school, graduated, or have obtained a certificate of completion, or a GED, or are an honorably discharged veteran, have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more misdemeanors, and to not pose a threat to national security or public safety. Check DACA out on facebook (Orange County Dream Team) and see what freebies are in store for them!
If Romney is elected will he put a stop to all this nonsense, the very people who have become his ardent foes?
Attention, fellow whitebreads, "African-Americans," etceteras,you now live in the northernmost Latin American Country. There are more Latinos than any other identifiable ethnic group.
¡Ay Cucaracha Chihuahua!