- The Washington Times - Monday, March 31, 2014

Immigrant-rights advocates are reporting a spike in disillusionment with both parties among Hispanics, a vital and growing voting bloc that’s boosted Democrats’ advantages at the ballot box in recent years, The New York Times said Sunday.

The newspaper says “not a single person” was interested in a Colorado volunteer’s voting pitch to older teenagers turning 18, and hopes for sweeping immigration reforms — and a path to citizenship for 11 million people — have “been all but dashed.”

While most of the criticism has been aimed at Republicans, some Hispanics are declaring Mr. Obama the “deporter in chief” for his administration’s enforcement of immigration laws.

“People feel like he’s made some promises that he hasn’t fulfilled, that he can do more,” Denver Spanish-language radio host Fernando Sergio told the New York Times.

Voter participation among Hispanics is typically lower in midterm years than in presidential elections, although that turnout may dip further this year, imperiling Democratic candidates, the newspaper reported.

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