New path to US citizenship for undocumented immigrants under consideration
United States, 10th November: The US conservatives seem to be favoring a new path to US citizenship for millions of undocumented aliens living here.
This is being considered to be a latest endeavor to reform immigration. Meanwhile, there is no denying the fact that this new path of legalizing undocumented immigrants will be a difficult one.
Wide support for legalizing immigrants—Exit polls—As per the exit polls, there appears to be a wide favor to provide a route to legal US citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the US. Such a step should be a part of the US immigration reform, the exit polls reveal.
Nearly 64 percent of Independents along with 51 percent of Republicans want to have a process of US Citizenship to undocumented immigrants. Majority of voters prefer legal status for US immigrants rather than deportation of such immigrants.
Obama won due to wide support from Latinos—US President Barack Obama has been elected as the new president once again.
And his victory is being accredited to an overwhelming vote and support from the Latinos. What led Latinos to vote in Obama’s favor is the question that comes to many minds.
Well, it’s the declaration by Obama administration some time ago to put a halt to deportation of some young undocumented immigrants that won many Latino voters.
The statement has fared quite well with Hispanic community, says executive director of Hispanic Leadership Network, Jennifer Korn.
Shifting trends favor Republican--Increasing favor by Cuban-Americans for Republicans has become evident in the exit polls. As per the results, number of those voting for Republicans is 47 percent while 49 percent went for Democratic.
And this marks a clear shift from the polls of 2004 when nearly 78 percent voted in favor of Republican.
In the year 2008, a total of 31 percent of Hispanics voted for Republican while this year’s election results show the decline to 27 percent.
The reason is that a large percentage of Cuban-Americans have spent a considerable time growing up in America. So, they are less Republican (if, at all) than their parents, reveals Michael Barone, a political analyst.