Poll Shows About 85% of Hispanics Will Fill Out Census

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of Latino clergy may be calling for a census boycott, but a new poll says about 85 percent of Hispanics say they intend to participate.

Ten years ago, the mail participation rate among Hispanics was roughly 69 percent.

The poll shows the hardest-to-reach aren't immigrants but rather Hispanics born in the U.S. The poll shows 91 percent of immigrants say they'll participate, compared with 78 percent for U.S.-born Hispanics.

The executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials sees a similar pattern in Hispanic voting. Arturo Vargas says immigrants are optimistic, while people who have been here for generations feel beaten down by poverty,
unemployment or discrimination.


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  • by Dave Location: Indianapolis, IN on Apr 2, 2010 at 09:32 AM
    There should be a bounty on every business, that have hired many workers who have no legal documentation of legal status, as they are stealing jobs. Americans should bare-down on all lawmakers, Governors, Mayors and all elected officers who shown their betrayal of the millions of legal workers, still searching for a job, when 8 million illegal foreigners who have work. THEY SHOULD BE REMEMBERED IN EVERY FORTHCOMING ELECTION? If foreign nationals violate the law crossing illegally into this nation, they certainly have nothing to lose by voting in the Midterm elections? Let's face it, if the morons in Washington are going to enumerate foreign national families in the 2010 Decennial Census who violated our immigration laws to come here, nothing will stop criminals from voting. Perhaps the inception of the "TEA PARTY" movement has an agenda to stop this absolute travesty of our immigration enforcement and the US Constitution.
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