If You Are Millennial And Latino, Chances Are You Are Pro-Immigrant

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The Pew Research Center recently released a new poll about how Americans feel about immigrants, having a border wall and having a pathway to legal status. The survey breaks the responses down by age, race and political affiliation. Here are some of the more interesting takeaways from it.

1. Bernie Sanders supporters are more likely to oppose a border wall than Hillary Clinton supporters.

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According to the study, 83 percent of Clinton supporters oppose the border wall compared to 91 percent of Sanders supporters.

2. Trump supporters are more likely to agree with a border wall than both Cruz and Kasich supporters. *sarcastic shock*

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Eighty-four percent of registered Republican voters supporting Trump support a border wall, while 64 percent of Cruz supporters and 45 percent of Kasich voters support a border wall.

3. Whites love the border wall more than Latinos, and Latinos want a border wall more than blacks.

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Forty-three percent of white people said they favored a border wall compared to 16 percent of Latino respondents and 13 percent of black respondents.

4. The older you are, the more likely you are to support a border wall with Mexico.

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Only 20 percent of Millennials support a border wall. Compare this to the 36 percent of Generation Xers, (older) 43 percent of Baby Boomers (even older) , and 47 percent of the Silent Generation (oldest) who share that sentiment.

5. The American public likes the idea of a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants already here.

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You read that right. According to Pew Research Center, 75 percent of the American public FAVORS a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants while just 23 percent are against such a program.

6. Again, Democrats are coming through with a majority of Democratic people supporting a pathway to legal status.

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Democratic support for a pathway to legal status is up from 82 percent in September to 88 percent. In contrast, Republicans have become even more opposed, going from 65 percent last September, to 59 percent now.

7. A pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants is just about the only thing all generations agree on.

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While Millennials are most receptive to a pathway to legal status at 82 percent, 73 percent of Generation Xers, 71 percent of Baby Boomers and 70 percent of the Silent Generation are also in favor.

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John Oliver Goes To Bat For Latinos Yet Again


John Oliver Goes To Bat For Latinos Yet Again

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“Help Puerto Rico, it’s just 100 miles across!”

On Sunday, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver enlisted the help of “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to not only explain just how much of a clusterf*ck Puerto Rico’s current economic crisis truly is, but to also beg Congress to do something about it.

Things are bad for Puerto Rico. It has a $72 billion debt that it can’t pay. And the U.S. Commonwealth can’t declare bankruptcy — like Detroit did — because of an inexplicable amendment introduced into a 1984 bill by former U.S. Senator and noted dead racist Strom Thurmond.

Puerto Rico’s inability to pay its debt is having real consequences.

Nearly half of the population lives below the federal poverty line, and unemployment is so high that many Puerto Ricans are using their U.S. citizenship to move to the mainland to look for work. As if that weren’t bad enough, the financial crisis has forced doctors to leave and hospitals to shut down right as the island is going through the zika virus epidemic. Things are so bad in Puerto Rico that, as Oliver put it, “It’s like the island is being hit with all the plagues that God felt were ‘too thinky’ for the bible.”

Puerto Rico’s current situation is personal for Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose parents are originally from the island. The certified genius is using the popularity of his play to get more people to care about the crisis. He’s spoken directly to Congress, and he even promised to give U.S. House Majority Leader Paul Ryan a private performance of “Hamilton” just so he and his colleagues could do something. On Sunday’s episode, Miranda once again made a plea, this time by dropping some powerful verses.

“This is an island, 100 miles across. A hurricane is coming and we’re running up a loss,” Miranda lamented.

Congress is currently working on a solution for what to do with Puerto Rico’s debt, but it might not happen before May 1, when Puerto Rico says it will default on more than $500 million in debt payments.

Good on Oliver and Miranda for leveraging their name recognition for a greater cause. On a side note, we’d like to propose that we vote on making John Oliver an honorary Latino at the next meeting. Just think about it: He’s an immigrant that’s making America great, he talks about tragic things with a f*cked up sense of humor, and he also hates pretty hard on Donald Trump.

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