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News & Views Blog Featured Article
Hispanic Issues are more nuanced than often thought
Part One: Hispanics in New Mexico -- a long, complex history
July 22, 2016
By Carroll Cagle
Many politicians and journalists have simplistic and inaccurate views about Hispanics, primarily by wrongly equating all Hispanics with relatively recent immigrants from Mexico – many being of the illegal, or undocumented, variety.
“The Hispanic vote” and related issues are big this year – bigger than in previous presidential races -- both nationally and here in New Mexico, which has the largest percentage of Hispanics in the United States -- 45 percent.
There are multiple reasons for this year’s increased attention to Hispanic voters, but they are relevant nationally and particularly so in New Mexico.
Hispanic issues have been highlighted, most of all, by Donald Trump.
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