Attorney General Eric Holder promised to do everything possible from the federal department to protect the voting rights of ethnic minorities in the United States.
Holder, appointed by President , who became the first African American to hold the office of Attorney General, made an speech closing last weekend at the National Council of La Raza, which appeared to align with the Democratic electoral program.
From our office we will be vigilant against any action that violates state legal probity that should have our election system of integration, the official remarked during his visit to Las Vegas.
According to Holder, the Justice Department over the past 18 months has disabled half a dozen jurisdictional laws that threatened to hinder minority to vote in the United States.
La Raza is the largest association of this country in defense of civil rights of Latinos. Obama and the Democrats are involved in a special campaign since April with the goal of attracting Latino voters.
The Attorney General plans to give this same speech next week in Houston, Texas, at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a forum of African American descent.
The White House confirmed 15 days ago a legislation to grant temporary legal status to 800 000 young people, undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the United States as children.
A recent Bloomberg poll showed that 64 percent of voters supported the president's immigration policy, with 86 percent support among Democrats and 66 percent of independents and undecided.
Latinos living in the United States represent a community of 50 million inhabitants, which contains 22 million voters, but with a high rate of abstinence at the polls.