Latinos Favor Government Involvement in Solving Issues (Daily Political): A new poll on Hispanic attitudes towards the involvement of government to solve problems, might suggest problems for the Republicans in securing much needed Hispanic votes. A new Gallup Poll say the majority of Latinos (56%) say the government should do more to help solve the problems in the country, compared to 37% of all Americans. The attitudes of Hispanics towards the government’s involvement are in part because of the socio-economic status of many Hispanics who in part depend on government programs and benefits.
What the Supreme Court Health Care Decision Means for Latinos (Fox News Latino): The Supreme Court decision on Thursday upholding President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate requiring all Americans to buy health insurance will have a particular impact on the Latino population of the United States.
Latinos have most to gain with Supreme Court health care ruling (NBC Latino): In one of the most closely watched Supreme Court decisions, the Justices ruled the Obama administration can proceed with its landmark health care legislation. The Supreme Court said the administration can force people to buy health insurance as a mandate, but not as a penalty, but as a tax.
Poll: Hispanics’ view of Obama improving (Associated Press/The Miami Herald): Hispanic enthusiasm for the president is on the rise following Barack Obama’s announcement earlier this month that certain illegal immigrants will be allowed to stay and work in the United States, according to a poll released Wednesday.
At Disney, Holder touts record in speech to Hispanic group (Orlando Sentinel): U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was in Central Florida on Thursday preaching civil rights, voting rights and justice but saying nothing about Congress’ prospects of holding him in contempt.
How Arizona law hurts Hispanic citizens (CNN): First, here’s what Arizona got wrong: Once upon a time, some lawmakers there decided that the state had a problem with illegal immigrants — most of whom are Hispanic. So they drafted a sweeping law that wound up inconveniencing, singling out and foisting second-class citizenship upon all Hispanics, including those who were born in the United States.
The 10 Largest Hispanic Origin Groups: Characteristics, Rankings, Top Counties (Capital Wire PR): Among the 50.7 million Hispanics in the United States, nearly two-thirds (65%), or 33 million, self-identify as being of Mexican origin, according to tabulations of the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. No other Hispanic subgroup rivals the size of the Mexican-origin population. Puerto Ricans, the nation’s second largest Hispanic origin group, make up just 9% of the total Hispanic population in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.