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UFW: Latinos’ key role in Obama victory tells GOP to ‘abandon your hostility against immigrants and Latinos or accept permanent minority status’
11/07/2012

UFW: Latinos’ key role in Obama victory tells
GOP to ‘abandon your hostility against immigrants
and Latinos or accept permanent minority status’

United Farm Workers President Arturo S. Rodriguez issued the following statement from the union’s Keene, Calif. headquarters in the wake of President Obama’s reelection:

Latinos voting largely on the issue of immigration reform provided a key to victory for President Obama in Florida, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Virginia. The writing is on the wall for the Republican Party and its candidates: Abandon your hostility against immigrants and Latinos or accept permanent minority status in crucial swing states and across the nation. Genuine immigration reform must become a top legislative priority. Latinos will hold both parties accountable for making it happen.

The United Farm Workers and other immigration reform advocates will continue mobilizing our communities to ensure families stay together and that 11 million hard-working, tax-paying new Americans earn the ability to continue contributing to vital sectors of the U.S. economy, including the agricultural industry. The time for humane and realistic immigration reform is now.

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