The White House announced today the completion of a ‘summit’ with leaders, entrepreneurs and Hispanic officials at the University of California, Riverside, in times of declining popularity of Barack Obama among Latinos.
The ‘summit’, which will gather Saturday at a dozen officials of the Obama administration with community leaders and follows similar forums in other regions of the country, will agenda the economy, employment, access to health as well as the migratory reform.
Obama amassed 67 percent of the Hispanic vote in the elections of 2008, but a Gallup poll released in September shows that in the basement of his popularity among Latinos, with support of 48 percent, its lowest one in his presidency.
The main criticism of Obama by Hispanic organizations include not only disappointed by the failure of his promise of immigration reform, but the record of deportation, most of which relate to Hispanics.
The Obama administration deported a figure of 396 000 906 immigrants during fiscal year 2011, ended September 30, the highest in the history of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). (LO)