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Obama Immigration Action Is Extremely Popular With Latino Voters

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President Obama’s decision to take executive action on immigration enjoys overwhelmingly support among the Latino community.

According to a new poll from Latino Decisions an incredible 89 percent of registered Latino voters support Obama’s decision to provide temporary relief to millions of undocumented immigrants.

In addition the poll found 80 percent of Latino voters would oppose efforts by Republicans in Congress to pass legislation to cut funding for Obama’s recent immigration action. Similarly, 74 percent would oppose a potential federal lawsuit by Congressional Republicans to try to stop Obama’s action.

Potentially, one of the reasons the decision has so much support among Latino voters is that it impacts many people in the community. A third of Latino voters say they have relatives in this country who are undocumented.

If the Republican party decides to fight Obama on this action they seriously risk alienating the Latino community going into the 2016 Presidential election.

The fact that the executive action enjoys such strong motivating support from Latinos makes Obama’s political decision not to announce it last summer, like him promise, look even stupider in retrospect. It might have actually helped save Senator Mark Udall (D) in Colorado.

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Obama Immigration Action Is Extremely Popular With Latino Voters

Immigration

President Obama’s decision to take executive action on immigration enjoys overwhelmingly support among the Latino community.

According to a new poll from Latino Decisions an incredible 89 percent of registered Latino voters support Obama’s decision to provide temporary relief to millions of undocumented immigrants.

In addition the poll found 80 percent of Latino voters would oppose efforts by Republicans in Congress to pass legislation to cut funding for Obama’s recent immigration action. Similarly, 74 percent would oppose a potential federal lawsuit by Congressional Republicans to try to stop Obama’s action.

Potentially, one of the reasons the decision has so much support among Latino voters is that it impacts many people in the community. A third of Latino voters say they have relatives in this country who are undocumented.

If the Republican party decides to fight Obama on this action they seriously risk alienating the Latino community going into the 2016 Presidential election.

The fact that the executive action enjoys such strong motivating support from Latinos makes Obama’s political decision not to announce it last summer, like him promise, look even stupider in retrospect. It might have actually helped save Senator Mark Udall (D) in Colorado. (more…)

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Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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