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CT’s Congressional Delegation Push Obama On Help For Undocumented Latino Immigrants


Bill Sarno

With the U.S. immigration debate nearing a critical moment, Connecticut’s delegation in Washington, D.C. stood behind President Obama, urging him to boldly and swiftly use his executive powers to reduce the the fear of sudden deportation that keeps millions of undocumented immigrants, mostly Latinos, in the shadows. 

“We cannot leave these families in limbo any longer,” said Rep. John Larson (D-1), whose district includes Hartford and its large Hispanic community.

At the same time, the state’s U.S. senators and members of the House, who like the president are Democrats, agreed that the ultimate solution to the immigration problem has to come from Congress where the House’s Republican leaders have said nothing will happen this year.

Rep. Rosa Delauro (D-3) said Wednesday that presidential action “is not a substitute for congressional action.”

The president is scheduled on Thursday evening to announce an executive order to expand temporary protections …

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CT Latinos: Political Research Firm Says Pivotal in Election

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Bill Sarno

                   ” Ignored By Democrats, Under Attack By Republicans”

If Tuesday’s election results carry any message for Connecticut’s political leaders it was that if you talk and walk with the growing Latino community, good things can happen on Election Day. This may include winning. 

According to an analysis by Latino Decisions, an opinion political research firm, the Latino vote was pivotal in Connecticut.

Although it will take time to gather and study the pertinent data, it appears that Latinos residing in just three cities, New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford, may have given Gov. Dannel Malloy a margin that might have exceeded his overall victory edge, 24,000 votes, over Republican Tom Foley.

“Latino voters clearly came out overwhelmingly in favor of Dan Malloy,” said Evelyn Mantilla, a West Hartford Democrat.

The voting numbers in the big cities indicated that the Latinos went out to vote, said Carmelo …

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The Most Latinos In Congress In History For 2015

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With 29 Hispanics in the U.S. House of Representatives and three in the U.S. Senate, 2015 will be the most Latino Congress in U.S. history, according to an analysis by the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Educational Fund.

The incoming Congress will have one more Latino representative than it does currently, while the number of Latinos in the U.S. Senate remained unchanged at three.

“Latino candidates made history on election night, securing groundbreaking victories in contests across the country and in both political parties,” Executive Director of NALEO Education Fund Arturo Vargas said in a press statement. “Latinos will continue to shape the nation’s political landscape as candidates, demonstrating their ability to lead and win at all levels of office.”

The incoming class of Latino Congress members leans toward the left, with Democrats making up almost three out of four of the 32. The largest …

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