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3/18/2014 (1 year ago)

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Pew Research Center calls growing population 'an awakened giant'

Latinos will overtake whites in the state of California this month. As the nation's most populous state, this figure represents a demographic milestone revealing the changing face of America. Latinos will officially make up 39 percent of the Californian population, edging past the 38.8 percent who are white non-Hispanic, far surpassing the Asian American and African American communities.

U.S. President Barack Obama, a supposed ally of minorities, has become to the Latino community, 'the deporter-in-chief.'

U.S. President Barack Obama, a supposed ally of minorities, has become to the Latino community, "the deporter-in-chief."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/18/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Latino population, California, Texas, political clout


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - With the swell in this population comes a nationwide ethnic voting bloc. The Latino electorate, which cast ballots in record numbers in the 2012 presidential election, is expected to double within a generation - comprising a literal "awakened giant," declared by the Pew Research Center.

The question arises -

Prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Why are Latinos being politically misrepresented?? Immigration reform, a priority for the community, is a dead issue in Washington. The number of people deported under President Barack Obama is set to reach two million next month; whish far outstrips deportations during the Bush administration.

The Latino community is complaining of abandonment by Democrats and Republicans. Janet MurguĂ­a, head of the National Council of La Raza, the country's oldest and largest Hispanic advocacy group, recently underlined the alienation by calling Obama, a supposed ally, "the deporter-in-chief."

The president, in reaction, met with Latino lawmakers and ordered immigration officials to review deportation practices to see if they could be "more humanely" enforced "within the confines of the law."

This may lead to a possible easing, but fell short of activists' central demand, that Obama use executive action to slow deportations.

The "browning of America", a phenomenon trumpeted for decades for the nation's Latinos, has yielded slow, uneven results. Hispanic political clout lags at the local, state and national levels.

"Demographic triumphalism masks economic, organizational and structural weakness," Roberto Suro, a Latino affairs scholar at the University of Southern California says.

As evidence of the political disparity, it must be noted that on election day in 2012, there were 53 million Latinos in the US - 17.2 percent of the population. But they accounted for just 10.8 percent of eligible voters and 8.4 percent of actual voters.

Half of this demographic lived in Texas and California, which don't swing in presidential races. Democratic and moderate Republican leaders know all this, and so largely pay lip-service to Latino concerns, Suro says. "It's all about voting, where you vote, and the next election."

Mark Hugo Lopez, director of the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project, said demographic growth did not translate into equivalent political heft. "Latinos are punching below their weight."

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