Monday, January 30, 2012

Florida Hispanics don't care about illegal immigration

Here's one more bit of evidence that Hispanic "representatives" lie about their community being obsessed with the illegal immigration issue.

According to a Miami Herald poll of likely voters, Romney beats Obama by 16 points (53% v 37%) among Florida Hispanics. Now how does a Republican who says that all illegals should go home and get in the back of the line for legal permission to enter this country do so well among Latinos in Florida? Because they're mostly Cubans and Puerto Ricans who simply don't care about the illegal issue. Like other Americans, their first priority is more jobs. (Of course, Cubans care about Cuba, too.) Romney shows that you can talk tough about illegals and still win.  


Anonymous said...

There's also a sizeable South American population in Florida -mostly Colombians, Venezuelans and Brazilians (even though Brazilians aren't considered Hispanic).
The preference for Romney is mostly from the Cuban and South Americans, less likely Puerto Ricans (whose political leanings are similar to Blacks).

Back to immigration: South Americans can't just cross the border like Mexicans do. If, IF they decide to cross the border via Mexico, Mexicans give THEM a hard time when they pass through there.
So its easier for South Americans to just fill out the paperwork and wait in line.

SFG said...

Many South Americans are white. Argentines, Chileans, and Uruguayans are almost entirely white--they're all Spanish and Italian.

Anonymous said...

Yeah... Chileans are wite... right...

Georgia Resident said...

"Yeah... Chileans are wite... right..."
Well, I haven't met many Chileans, but the one I have met was white (though rather "ethnic-looking"). She was married to a white man of English and German ancestry, and their two children looked like most other white kids, although the daughter was somewhat dark-skinned.

It probably depends on the Chilean. If Chile is anything like Mexico, or many other parts of Latin America, the upper classes are mostly white, while the lower classes have significant or even predominant Amerindian ancestry.