Many Latinos today blame President Barack Obama for the continuing stagnation of the Latino community. As the son of a former Cuban political prisoner, I am eager to see immigration reform, and I am sympathetic to those who feel the political frustration. However, I disagree that Obama is to blame. Though we haven't had reform, Latinos are flourishing under this president.
Under Obama's administration, the rate of Latinos under the age of 65 without health insurance has plummeted. According to The National Center for Health Statistics, the uninsured rate for all Latinos under the age of 65 is about 21.2 percent, down from 30.3 percent in 2013.
According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Hispanic 18 to 24 year-olds enrolled in college has reached a new high—2.4 million—and has been growing since 2009.