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Carving out a Latino District
Carving out a Latino District

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AIR DATE: April 4, 2011

Latinos in Nevada saw huge gains in population over the past ten years. As a result the state will gain another congressional seat. Some Latino leaders in Las Vegas say the new district should be drawn as a Latino district with a majority of voters being Hispanic. Proponents of that plan say a Latino specific district would elevate the political influence of Latinos in Southern Nevada. But opponents of the plan says its better for Latinos in Nevada to spread their influence across many districts. So which is better? We discuss the pros and cons of carving out a Latino district in Nevada.

Listen to reporter Jude Joffe-Block's story on redistricting here.

GUESTS
Fernando Romero, Pres, Hispanics in Politics
Vicenta Montoya, immigration attorney
Andres Ramirez, Nevada political consultant and the Vice Chair, National Democratic National Committee's Hispanic Caucus
Steven Ochoa, National Redistricting Coordinator , Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Justin Levitt, Asso Prof of Law, Loyola Law School
Jon Ralston, host of "Face to Face" KSNV Channel 3

Listen to reporter Jude Joffe-Block's story on redistricting:
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    This concept will be very segregationist as well as discriminatory. America is a melting pot, not a series of cesspools separated by language and refusing to assimilate and become Americans. Fly the American flag, speak English, pay taxes and vote; or go back where you came from.
    Scott McClellanApr 1, 2011 22:36:40 PM
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