Today, one in every 20 Americans is Latino. Coming here from Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba and Puerto Rico, Latino citizens have grown in numbers…and political influence.
In the last two years, Congress reauthorized an act providing bilingual education for Latino youth, and amended the Civil Rights Act to ban literacy tests and create bilingual ballots.
Now, five Latino congressmen have formed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. They’ll monitor issues ranging from immigration to the constitutional status of aliens.
The Latino voice is getting stronger.