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Latinos threaten to boycott midterm elections because of Obama's amnesty stall

Some Latino voters hopeful for sweeping immigration reform and amnesty say they plan to boycott the midterm elections because they're "fed up with President Barack Obama's broken promises."

Fox News reports that several Latino activists have taken to social media and to the press to "voice their anger... about President Obama abandoning his pledge to act on immigration by the end of summer."

The discontented Latinos say they are being taken for granted by the president and the Democratic Party in general.

Matt Barreto, co-founder of Latino Decisions and a political science professor at the University of Washington, told Fox News Latino that "the White House raised hopes in the Latino community" and that polling data suggests that delayed action on immigration will effect Democratic voter turnout come November.