(CNN) - Each election cycle is dubbed "the year" - a time when Latinos will show up at the polls in droves and transform the political landscape.
President Obama's renewed push last week for immigration reform has brought with it renewed expectations for the Latino vote.
The issue is considered one of symbolic and substantive importance for the community. Four out of five undocumented immigrants are from Mexico or another part of Latin America, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.
While voter turnout among the Latino community has risen in recent years, the adage that there's "strength in numbers" has yet to manifest itself.