Saturday, February 13, 2010

Another promise broken

Failing to overhaul the nation's immigration system, currently a back burner issue for Congress and President Barack Obama, could play a pivotal role in key mid-term election 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 sizable Latino populations, including the reelection bids of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., just two years ago his party's presidential candidate.

. . . The study says that Obama and Democrats who campaigned in 2008 on the promise of revamping immigration laws benefited from a 54 percent growth in registered Latino voters between 2000 and 2008.

Another cheap, easy promise broken.

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