Obama's immigration speech offers no new proposals
- May 11, 2011
- Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies department chair and political science associate professor, is quoted in the an Francisco Chronicle May 11, 2011
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
A record 10 million Latinos voted in 2008 - two-thirds of them for Obama - out of more than 23 million registered Latino voters. Immigration reform topped the policy wish list of Latino voters in an April survey by impreMedia-Latino Decisions. Obama's speech Tuesday in El Paso, Texas, was light on specifics but he attempted to reframe the immigration issue "as being about legalization" rather than the need to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, said Louis DeSipio, a professor of politics at UC Irvine and an expert on the Latino electorate.
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