Latinos: Immigration Debate is Increasing Discrimination

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A new survey out from the Pew Hispanic center gauges the effect on Latinos of the immigration debate. More than half say it has increased discrimination, and three-quarters that it will push many more Latinos to vote in the November mid-terms. Almost two-thirds think the pro-immigrant marches mark the beginning of a significant new social movement.

The survey shows that Latinos “to some extent” blame the GOP for “negative consequences” of the immigration debate, but that doesn’t automatically translate to support for Democrats, who register “no significant gains” among Hispanic registered voters, and who by some measures have lost support. “If anything,” says Pew, “the survey shows that a growing number of Latinos are dissatisfied with both of the major parties.” (Survey here.)

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