Jose Flores Smith, originally from Cuba, is seen at his Smith Gardens Apartment home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 in Hialeah, FL. The Spanish-speaking community, heavily comprised of Cuban immigrants will be pivotal in this year's election. The area is traditionally known as a politically red area. Smith lives off $653 dollars. His rent is $550 dollars. Currently his air conditioning window unit is broken to his studio apartment. "It's hot," Smith said. "They haven't fixed it yet." Smith has an appointment to become a U.S. Citizen Oct. 11.