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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Maryland’s Newest Citizens Vote to Defend Immigrants

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Faced with a Republican candidate who threatens to identify and deport all immigrants living in the country without legal permission on his first day in office, many Maryland Latino voters see the election as an opportunity to send a message from those unable to speak for themselves.

University of Maryland undergraduate student Tatiana Escobar, 20, a naturalized citizen as of Oct. 5, said she feels that it is her duty to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Election Day now that she has the privilege.

“Voting gives people voices,” she told Capital News Service. “Maybe some people don’t see it that way, but I really do think that way and mainly in a presidential election…we need to focus on who we elect as commander-in-chief.”

Latino voters are a growing portion of Maryland’s electorate, and many feel solidarity with undocumented friends and family unable to cast ballots. They feel that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s promise to deport immigrants without proper papers has struck close to home.



Anonymous said...

Isn't this a great country, we allow people to become citizens who don't even believe in the laws of our country. We are doomed.

Anonymous said...

American politicians pandering to criminal illegal immigrants. This is exactly what the Democratic party does for votes. I hate illegal immigrants and Democrats.

Anonymous said...

These folks need to think past this one issue.. though it sounds 'compassionate', it will result in the destruction of the very freedoms and security they have come here to enjoy. This country can only absorb a certain number of immigrants. Germany and a number of other European countries are being quickly destroyed by overwhelming immigration.

THINK about this. Why did you leave your home country?

Do you really think you will gain and preserve your freedom by voting for a leader that is more corrupt than the ones in your home country? One who allows MS-13 and terrorists to freely cross our borders and roam our streets?

Anonymous said...

When people can vote themselves money your country is already gone.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what anyone says, they should never be allowed to vote, period.

Anonymous said...

I hope the scum libs open there doors for them ? Hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

MD is as bad as California. MD has been a sanctuary State for years. They just have not let it be known in fear of DC retribution, such as pulling national money for DemocRATs and interfering in MD politics.