Latinos Tell Obama: We Helped You, Now Help Us

Now that the election is over, Hispanics are expecting President Barack Obama and Congress to work for legislation that will benefit the community, including jobs, affordable education, health care access and immigration reform, NBC News reported. Hispanics chose Obama over Mitt Romney 71 percent to 27 percent. That 44 percentage point gap was greater than Obama’s 36-point lead over John McCain in 2008, The New York Times reported. The total number of potential Hispanic voters this year reached a record 23.7 million and, according to NBC News, the support of Obama's policies from Latinos means the GOP might have to reevaluate their stance on key issues such as immigration. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised to introduce an immigration reform package the day after the election. If Republicans block the legislation, Reid said they would do so “at their peril.”

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