Hispanic support for Trump surprises some

The amount of Hispanic support for Donald Trump surprised many as he performed better on Election Day than Mitt Romney, the previous Republican candidate for president.

The amount of Hispanic support for Donald Trump surprised many as he performed better on Election Day than Mitt Romney, the previous Republican candidate for president. (11/9/16)

HAVERSTRAW - The amount of Hispanic support for Donald Trump surprised many as he performed better on Election Day than Mitt Romney, the previous Republican candidate for president.

"Let's put our trust in him," says Emily Dominguez, a Haverstraw Village Trustee and community activist. "He is our next president-elect. Trust in God, and hope that he does the right thing."

It's estimated Trump got about 29 percent of the Hispanic vote on Tuesday, which is more than Mitt Romney received in 2012. This is despite the fact that during the campaign, he called for a wall along with border with Mexico to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States.

"It comes down to, it's a national security issue, and immigration is a process, and we already know the system is broken," says Anthony Mele, chairman of Rockland County's Latino National Republican Coalition.

In Rockland County, where Hispanics make up the largest minority group, Dominguez says she hopes Trump will try to reassure them.

"He did promise to work for all of the Americans," she says. "I hope he really, truly means that."

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