The 1 million-person deportation mark has resonated within the Latino community nationwide and is heightening disaffection by Latino voters from the president. His appearance at a luncheon at the National Council of La Raza on Monday drew protests outside the hall and chants criticizing him inside, which indicates that the Latino vote may not mobilize for him in 2012 at the unprecedented levels that it did in 2008.
Obama’s only ally in reviving Latino support seems to be the Republican presidential field. None of the candidates has yet articulated a policy towards immigration that Latino leaders consider even remotely attractive.
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