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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:12 AM

AP: Immigrant children trending Democrat

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S.-born children of Hispanic immigrants are more likely than their parents to identify themselves as Democrats as they integrate into American life, maintaining strong ties to their cultural heritage while casting themselves as liberal on social issues.

A wide-ranging study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center lays bare some of the difficulties for the Republican Party following elections last November, when President Obama won with support from 80 percent of nonwhite and ethnic voters. The report tracks the socioeconomic progress and views of second-generation Americans, the bulk of them Latinos and Asians who were born in the U.S. after a 1965 immigration law opened U.S. borders to millions of non-Europeans.

"What's striking over the past several decades is that the two groups at the heart of the modern immigration wave Hispanics and Asian-Americans have both been trending Democratic over time, as they sink their roots deeper into American society," Paul Taylor, Pew's executive vice president, said in an interview.

"Many decades ago, Ronald Reagan is said to have described Hispanics as 'Republicans who don't know it yet.' Well, it's 2013, and they apparently still haven't figured it out," he said.

Read more: http://www.gctelegram.com/news/AP-KS-Immigrants-Democrats-2-8-13#ixzz2KO5uWTnj

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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:38 AM

1. I think they trended Republican before Stupid got in

because all the PR said it was the more "American" political party, wrapped in the flag and toting a bible.

Fast forward 12 years during which they fouled up the economy, sent jobs offshore, and generally screwed the country up, and of course they're trending Democratic!

Only pig ignorant jerks can possibly still buy the Republican line, and immigrants can't afford that kind of ignorance, not if they want to become citizens, as most do.

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