Latino Voter Influence on 2012 Election
[Editor's Note: The Latino population is expected to play a key role in the 2012 political season, from the primaries through to November's election. Sofia Sanchez posts on Latino Politics Blog about what's on the minds of Hispanic and Latino voters -- and why it's important to both Republicans and Democrats. --Grace]
Illegal immigration is high among those issues. According to Lincoln Park Strategists statistics, 61 percent of Hispanics and Latinos consider discrimination a major problem. They support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants as long as they pass a background check, pay a fine, and have jobs. Less than 20 percent support the strict immigration laws that were passed in Arizona and other states.