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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Understand the full dimension of Latino influence in the United States

The 2022 Hispanic Leadership Summit begins on December 7 in New York. During the first day of the two-day event, American Triple I President Henry Cisneros delivered the afternoon keynote address.

In his speech, Cisneros talked about the growth of the Latino population in the United States and its impact.

“Today, there are about 60 million Latinos in the United States in a country of about 320 million people. In 2040, the population of 60 million Latinos will be 100 million. In other words, an increase of about 40 million people. During that time, the country will grow to 320 million.” to 400 million. That’s an increase of 80 million. So Latinos, an increase of 40 million, is half the total increase that’s going to happen in the United States. It’s not about marginal populations,” he said.

Cisneros said that while the United States is an aging country, its Latino community is young.

“As a country ages, as our country ages, and its industries mature, it needs new energy, new talent, new ambitions infused, and the Latin American population is a reflection of that new energy and talent.” is the source.”

An example of this is the number of small businesses that have been created in the Latino community. According to Cisneros, Latino-owned small businesses make up the fastest growing business segment in the United States, and the majority are owned by Latinas.

He also highlighted the role played by Latinos in the midterm elections, citing specific elections in Arizona and Georgia.

He then stressed the need for political empowerment. ,[Necesitamos] Electing bipartisan people – Democrats and Republicans – we need to play both camps and choose from city council and school board members to county commissioners and state representatives, governors and senators. And yes, soon to be the President of America.”

He ended his speech with a call to action on immigration.

“We cannot sit quietly and watch how the issue of immigration continues to divide the country. We know immigration is the solution. Yes, there must be security at the border. But there must also be legalization 1.2 cr People who are here, who are working and have been here for generations, and who deserve to be legalized. And we cannot create a permanent underclass in our country by excluding them from the legal, not the citizens, path to citizenship. Cisneros said.

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