DONALD TRUMP, IMMIGRATION, & THE HISPANIC VOTE
Legal Immigrants For America (LIFA) recently was a sponsor at an America First Latinos banquet in Boca Raton, Florida. At the event, one of the speakers, a Mexican-American, spoke of his strong support for Donald Trump and his immigration policy. The speaker believes that Donald Trump will do very well with fellow Hispanics once the votes begin to be counted. This echoes what LIFA has heard from many other Trump-supporting Hispanic legal immigrants as well.
The mainstream media would have you believe that Trump will garner 0% of the Hispanic vote. Yet polls already show Trump polling better among Hispanics than Mitt Romney did in 2012, and Romney gave almost no effort at all to try to attract Hispanic voters.
The legal immigrants of Hispanic descent that LIFA has engaged are overwhelmingly in support of Trump’s immigration policies. Legal immigrants believe that they played by the rules, stood in line for years or decades, started businesses, paid taxes, hired Americans, contributed to the economic progress of the United States – and are opposed to illegals catching any breaks due to amnesty. Legal immigrants want to enforce immigration laws, strengthen our borders, build a fence, and oppose amnesty.
In short, legal immigrants are among those who are most opposed to illegal immigration.
And they support Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Part of the reason why so many legal immigrants support Trump’s policies is because illegal immigration isn’t even the most important issue of the presidential campaign for them. They see job creation and improving the economy as far more important. They see Trump as a job creator, far more than any other Republican or Democrat candidate running for president. As a result, many legal immigrants are supporting the candidate that they believe will do the best job to create jobs and stimulate the American economy, and they believe that candidate is Donald Trump.
The left, including both the mainstream media and the Spanish-language media, doesn’t get it. They don’t understand why Trump’s popularity rating with Hispanics is not at 0%, despite their best efforts to do Trump in. They don’t understand why organizations that work closely with legal immigrants, such as Legal Immigrants For America and America First Latinos, have positive things to say about Trump’s immigration policies. They just don’t get it.
The media doesn’t get it, but legal immigrants do, including many Hispanics. They want job creation and a booming economy in the United States more than anything else. The current administration has not provided that. They see Donald Trump as the one who will create jobs and change the economy for the better, even as the media and establishment politicians rant and rave against him and try to do him in.
That’s why Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls. Even among legal immigrants. Even among Hispanics.
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