chapter  18
Here To Stay
ByThe Domestic and International Priorities of Latino Leaders
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Hispanics1 are projected to become the nation’s largest minority group in the year 2010 and to make up 25 percent of the nation’s population by the year 2050. In a recent Foreign Affairs article, Samuel Huntington cautions about the effect of rising ethnic interests in the United States, and warns they will lead to fragmentation of national interest in our nation’s foreign policy. But America, the old truism holds, is a nation of immigrants, and immigrant groups-from the Irish, to European Jews, to Germans, to Cubans-have historically sought to weigh in when America’s foreign policy touched the nations they were close to. What might the nation expect from its Latino leaders?