Candidates in Chicago can almost always count on a strong democratic showing from the Latino community. However, Hispanic voters in the U.S. are threatening to stay away from the polls in frustration with what they say are broken promises from President Obama to reform immigration laws. CCTV America’s Sean Callebs reports.
Immigration is a key issue for midterm races in President Barack Obama’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois. In the neighborhood of Little Village there are more than 20,000 undocumented workers, most of whom are from Mexico.
Despite Obama’s promise for immigration reform in 2012, and again in 2014, nothing has changed for undocumented workers in the U.S. Many Latinos in Obama’s hometown believe the president’s image has become permanently tarnished, and that Democrats in general are taking the voting block for granted.
Broken promises could cost Democrats dearly at the polls. Latinos are the largest minority in the U.S., and have always been a virtual lock for the Democratic party.
For more about immigration reform, CCTV America interviewed David Leopold, a lawyer who also directs the immigration law curriculum at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Cleveland-Marshall School of Law at Cleveland State University.
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