WASHINGTON, DC, July 10 – In an unexpected twist on his policies and with plans on the horizon to end the program that protects “dreamers,”. President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to promote the well-being of the Latino community, recognizing his contribution to the United States.
The Republican’s action occurs a day after the visit of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to Washington and close to the November electoral process, where the Hispanic vote will be relevant, but according to polls, he leans on former Vice President Joe Biden .
The president turns his policy towards reelection.
The document “White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative” was signed by the president in the Rose Garden and seeks, according to the White House, to help this ethnic group achieve “the American dream.”
“This Executive Order establishes the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and the Interagency Task Force,” indicates an official report by the Trump Administration, which also creates the President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity.
The goal, he suggests, is to improve access to educational opportunities for training and economic for Latinos.
“This by promoting options to improve school choice, personalized learning, family engagement, civic education, and pathways to higher-demand jobs,” he says.
President Trump’s plan comes as he maintains his intentions to end the Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program, which benefits more than 700,000 “dreamers” and their families, many of them university students or graduates.
The Trump administration defends its project by ensuring that Hispanic workers and families “thrive under President Trump’s policies,” although it does not mention immigrants.
“Under President Trump’s leadership, new jobs and investments are reaching nearly 9,000 newly designated Opportunity Zones, home to more than 9 million Hispanics,” says the authority.
During the signing event, President Trump mentioned the visit of his friend, Lopez Obrador, noting that the relationship between the US and Mexico is “stronger than ever”, despite the insults to the migrant community, claiming that they were “rapists” and “criminals”.
“The executive order I will sign in a few moments will expand our efforts across all of federal government to deliver educational and economic opportunity for Hispanic Americans.” twitted by the White House.
In a data report, the White House highlights that before the coronavirus pandemic, the Hispanic unemployment rate reached a record low of 3.9%, although various studies indicate that it is precisely Latinos who have lost the most job and purchasing power during this health crisis.
The Trump administration presumed that in 2018, the poverty rate for Hispanics reached the lowest level recorded, since 2016 almost 611,000 have come out of that condition, in addition to the average income level increasing to $ 50,000 dollars per family per year.
According to Pew Research Center data, 13.3% of eligible voters in the United States this year are Latino, a record high.
National polls indicate that more than 60% of Hispanic voters support former Vice President Biden, but historian Geraldo Cadava’s recent book, “The Hispanic Republican; The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump,” reveals that a third of Latino voters are loyal to the Republican Party.
Earlier this year, before the coronavirus pandemic, at his rallies, President Trump began to focus more on the Hispanic community, as happened in Nevada.
“About a third of the people who registered for the Trump Rally in Las Vegas were white and Latino!” Said the February Trump campaign on the Nevada rally. “President DonaldTrump has created an inclusive economy and has put ALL Americans first and Democrats continue to divide us.“