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IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Why Hispanics And Latinos Are Shifting Right

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Why Hispanics And Latinos Are Shifting Right
  • The election of President Donald Trump in 2016 along with Republican gains in the 2020 presidential election showed the vulnerability of the Hispanic and Latino vote.
  • “There’s a trend that … all Latinos when they come here, they need to be Democrats in that … everybody’s so racist and all that,” Victor Jimenez told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • 54% of Hispanic voters disapprove of President Joe Biden’s job performance, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll. 

Some of his friends blocked him on Instagram. Others would not answer his phone calls.

That was the response Victor Jimenez received when he switched parties and became a Republican last December. Jimenez and his family immigrated from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico in 2008 and shortly after he moved to Alaska alone despite speaking little English at the time.

“There’s a trend that … all Latinos when they come here, they need to be Democrats in that … everybody’s so racist and all that,” Jimenez told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “But, I can tell you that I’ve never experienced anything that I would consider racist in my years in this country like ever.”

The election of President Donald Trump in 2016 along with Republican gains in the 2020 presidential election revealed a rightward shift among Hispanic and Latino voters, historically a demographic that has strongly supported the Democratic Party.

54% of Hispanic voters disapprove of President Joe Biden’s job performance while only 26% approve, according to a Quinnipiac poll.

Jimenez worked as a lead public affairs officer for Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser before switching parties. (RELATED: ‘Wrought With Entitlement’: Florida Dems Forced Back To The Drawing Board Over Cratering Latino Support)

“I know Mayor Bowser – I think she has good intentions. I just … I just don’t agree with a lot of the things they do,” he said, “meaning, … their policy on …  sanctuary cities, for example, that’s one thing that I do not agree on … and that for me was kind of like the point where I said, ‘okay, I … I don’t agree with this. I think if somebody commits a crime, they should be detained and they should be deported.’”

“There’s this notion that Hispanics agree with open borders and that Hispanics agree with illegal immigration, and that couldn’t be farther from the truth,” he said.

Jimenez said he did not have to worry about how his family, who he described as…

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