Immigration In The 2012 Obama Vs. Romney Presidential Election

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“The Illegal Immigrant” Immigration is America’s biggest home front problem. It has continuously been swept under the rug and remained the elephant in the room for far too long; however, America cannot continue to neglect this issue. There has been public outcry and demands for something –anything- in the past to occur, but little improvements has been made. It has taken the 2012 Obama vs. Romney presidential election to bring this topic to worldwide view and to put it into perspective.
Many individuals hold immigration as an upmost priority, particularly in the Hispanic community, and this attitude was clearly depicted in the last presidential results. Plainly speaking, Romney, for the most part, was anti-immigration reform. Instead, he wanted to impose stricter immigration laws, overall, hoping to enact a zero tolerance reform. This directly contrasted most Hispanic’s beliefs, which in turn imposed a lot of bad sentiment within the Hispanic community. The Hispanic vote was a pivotal happening in the last election, and Romney’s campaign was not taken well. Because of this Obama was able to receive 74% of the Hispanic vote. As stated by an interviewee on the Huffington Post, “[Obama] cares about the Spanish people.” Additionally, as stated by Newt Gingrich, "The Republican Party has to understand the fastest growing part of the American population, has to be open to and listening to people who are going to be a major part of our future, and unless we do that, we're going to be a minority party."
During the last presidential race, Obama knew or better, understood that Hispanics are starting to climb out of the minority realm, and assert themselves as prosperous members of society. Most if not all of the newer generations are finding that a college education is not a hopeful dream but rather an achievable reality. Nonetheless, it is not a cakewalk. Most of these students must rely on extraneous methods to learn. Because of the fact that there is little to no educational help at home. Not because their parents don’t want the best for their kids, but rather because of the parent’s own minimal education level. By being obligated to adapt and get help from other sources these students are becoming more resourceful and educated.
But the help did not come from other households. It came from within their own. The parents of these newer generations of Hispanics were the ones that had to work odd-end jobs with treacherous work hours, at minimum wage or, more likely, under the table pay. Because of their little educational experience these parents are force to take whatever is available, they cannot be finicky. Often times they are put into the most grueling industrial work or low paying blue collar jobs. Yet, these parents know that if they can provide for their family, and pay for and prepare for their future. They know that they have completed all those hours for something-- to get their child ahead.
Nevertheless, there are always bad individuals in all occupations and races that produce stereotypes that ruin it for the rest of the hardworking men and women. Specifically speaking, criminals. If one person commits a heinous crime, or several crimes, people over-generalize and conclude that all the members of that certain race are criminals. This kind of mentality is a prime example when discussing gangs. For the most part in the Non-Hispanic community, most people see these new immigrants as criminals and outlaws. But, they are not equivalent in the least. Some criminals might seep through the cracks, but on the hand, most