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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 08:51 AM

Dems Hope Trump's Latest Immigration Attacks Could Spur Hispanic Turnout

By Cameron Joseph

October 31, 2018 6:00 am

President Trumpís harsh closing message on immigration and border security, capped off with a threat to attempt to end birthright citizenship by fiat, could help Democrats with one of their biggest concerns of the campaign cycle: turning out Hispanic voters.

Democrats have been worried for months that a failure to boost Hispanic turnout could cost them in key House and Senate races. While some early voting analysis and recent polling suggests thereís been an uptick in interest in recent weeks, they remain concerned that not enough Latino voters will cast ballots to win some key battleground campaigns.

But Trump has decided to close hard in the midterms with a message drilling hard on immigrant fear-mongering. After weeks of stoking alarm about a caravan of refugees working its way up through Central America and sending troops to the border, the president opened a new front on Tuesday by declaring he was considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship ó a move of dubious constitutionality that has been pushed for by some anti-immigrant hardliners for years.

Trumpís closing focus on immigration could help the GOP in a number of key Senate races in red states where Republicans have been hammering on similar messages against their Democratic opponents. But in a few key spots across the Sun Belt it could prove a double-edged sword, giving Democrats one more argument as they try to push Latino voters to the polls.


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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 08:57 AM

1. Also, his attack on the 14th amendment is also an attack of the citizenship of Puerto Ricans ,Cuban

and Mexican born Americans. I think he will try to get rid of the commonwealth status of Puerto Rico real soon

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