Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Irish Times - Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The immigrant card

FLORIDA HAS an estimated 450,000 Hispanic Republican voters, most of them conservative Cuban-American. But they are not as directly affected as most Hispanics by the immigration controversy dividing Republicans because, like Puerto Ricans, they enjoy far easier access to the US than those crossing from Mexico. The state has 1.5 million Hispanic voters (13.4 per cent of voters), a third, Cuban-Americans who, courtesy of the cold war, have traditionally been granted citizenship after a year in the US.

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