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.http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation/story/1470014.html
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.