WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — in keeping with the Wake County Board of Elections, nearly 4 percent of registered voters in Wake County are Latino.
The number might be higher since there are about 197,000 voters who are undesignated.
As a part of our Hometown Voices tour, we visited Don Beto’s Tacos in Raleigh. They cook up a variety of Mexican food and customers cook up a variety of opinions and priorities when it involves the 2020 election.
“I would say it might be DACA because I even have the DACA immediately ,” said Christian Lopez, of Raleigh. “There’s tons of individuals counting on it.”
Lopez said his parents brought him to the U.S. from Mexico when he was 7. He’s one among quite 700,000 recipients of DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It protects those delivered to the country as children from being deported, but they lack permanent status .
In 2017, President Trump involved an end to DACA but the courts kept the program alive.
Even though Lopez cannot vote, who is within the White House affects his life.
“How wouldn’t it change your life if they deduct DACA?” he was asked.
“There would be a deportation for everyone , especially on behalf of me ,” he said, and he added, “I have family, and that i already started my family here. i actually am happy here because i used to be basically born here. Just that my papers aren’t here. It doesn’t say that I’m a U.S. citizen, but I’m from here.”
Asked what he cares President Trump, Lopez responded:
“Everybody has his opinion. People don’t like him. I personally don’t like him.”
Many at the restaurant sharing similar opinions, putting immigration at the highest of their priority list.
“I’d wish to ascertain a president who supports us more as people,” Esmeralda Sanchez said in Spanish. She was visiting the restaurant from La Grange. “He doesn’t like immigrants.”
Like many we talked to, Sanchez said she came to America from Mexico for a far better life.
By Gloria Rodriguez for ABC11 NEWS
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