Aug 21, 2011

Immigration Politics: Advocates cheer new immigration rules, but expect follow through - President Obama's move to halt deportations for thousands of illegal immigrants will resonate with Latino voters only to the extent that he backs it up, immigration reform advocates warned this week.

... talk is one thing, and action another, say the advocates, who are hoping the rollout of the policy matches the rhetoric. The reception from many Hispanic voters, some warn, will hinge on that being the case. "There has been a lot of skepticism in the Latino community about the President's willingness to fight on the immigration issue," Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Friday in an email.

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