03/21/2013 05:13 pm ET

How The Potential Minimum Wage Increase Could Affect Latinos

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — President Barack Obama is pushing for an increase to the national minimum wage. If passed by Congress, the pay rate would jump from $7.25 per hour to $9.00. That jump would directly impact many in the Latino community.

Irasema Cavazos is a San Antonio home health care worker who makes more than the national minimum wage.

“It started at $8 an hour and after three years I got a raise to $8.50 an hour," Cavazos said.

And still she says paying her bills is a struggle.

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