Mike Coffman talks [in Spanish] to large crowd in Aurora on immigration reform

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Related: Minorities have more optimism about the future after Obama's election, while struggling whites do not
Article author: 
Ryan Parker
Article publisher: 
The Denver Post
Article date: 
29 July 2013
Article category: 
Colorado News
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U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman addressed a packed church Sunday afternoon, discussing the future of immigration reform in America.
The Colorado Republican spoke at St. Pius X Catholic Parish to a predominantly Hispanic crowd, many sporting mini American flags.
The event was organized by Together Colorado, a nonpartisan, multiracial, multifaith community organization.
Speaking in Spanish, Coffman said he had been reaching out to the Hispanic community to "better understand your challenges."


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Two things to tell Mike Coffman, also in the Denver Post.  Here is how to contact Rep. Mike Coffman.
Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures, Denver Post, 07/29/2013
[...] minorities have more optimism about the future after Obama's election, while struggling whites do not... While racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to live in poverty, race disparities in the poverty rate have narrowed substantially since the 1970s, census data show ...Economic insecurity among whites also is more pervasive than is shown in government data, engulfing more than 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60 ... White single-mother families in poverty stood at nearly 1.5 million in 2011, comparable to the number for blacks. Hispanic single-mother families in poverty trailed at 1.2 million.

Analysts say the increase stems from higher rates of population growth among Latinos and gains in disposable income.


The myth and a fallacy that Republicans must cater to Hispanics in order to capture the Hispanic vote has been soundly refuted. Hispanics-Americans do not support amnesty for illegal aliens any more than any other American demographic.

The GOP and Immigration - Principled suicide vs. death by pandering, Center for Immigration Studies, July 22, 2013

GOP immigration suicide by Fred Elbel, June 4, 2013

Mike Coffman does a 180 on immigration, Politico, February 25, 2013

 "My district dramatically changed,"the congressman [Mike Coffman] told POLITICO. "In the district I had until last month, there wasn't a significant Hispanic population, and with the population I had, immigration wasn't a significant issue. In the district I have now, there is a significant Hispanic population. And meeting with those people really put a face on it.".