Skip to comments.Romney Risks Losing Latino Voters As Activists Push For Immigration Reform [Reform=Amnesty]
Posted on 06/18/2012 10:32:34 PM PDT by Steelfish
Romney Risks Losing Latino Voters As Activists Push For Immigration Reform Latino organisations urge Romney to come out in support of the president's plan as Obama enjoys a boost in popularity
Ewen MacAskill 18 June 2012 13.41 EDT
Mitt Romney is coming under pressure from Latino activists to come off the fence on immigration reform when he speaks at a major conference in Florida.
Latino organisations urged him to come out in support of Barack Obama's announcement on Friday suspending deportations of up to 800,000 young undocumented migrants and offering them two-year work permits.
Romney ducked the issue in an interview on Sunday, refusing to say whether, as president, he would reverse Obama's decision.
Obama's move upset tentative Republican plans for a modest immigration reform package. Romney had been watching moves by Florida senator and potential vice-presidential running mate Marco Rubio towards a plan that would have allowed some young illegal immigrants to work in the US legally.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Monday, Rubio acknowledged that his push was now dead. "People are going to say to me: 'Why are we going to need to do anything on this now? It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,'" Rubio said. "And it is going to be hard to argue against that."
Romney is scheduled to address a conference in Orlando of Latino public officials on Thursday. Obama is scheduled to address it the following day.
About 1,000 Latino officials have signed up to attend the three-day convention, where the increasingly pivotal role of Latinos in US politics will be among the topics discussed.
Cesar Vargas, managing partner of the DRM Capitol Group, one of the leading organisations representing undocumented youth, said: "Romney needs to do a serious catch-up.
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Romney has no principles. He's like Al Gore. Remember how Al Gore made pro gay marriage speeches in San Francisco and the next day he was in Texas talking traditional marriage? That's Romney. Sad to say but true.
The best way to deal with this no matter who our candidate is is to just come out and say he will do away with all of Obama's executive orders not because of the policy but because of how the policy was put into action. Then he can say (as most have said including Sarah Palin) that if an immigration reform bill comes to his desk which he can support he will sign it. That way it will be a bill that passed legally and not by one man.
I do remember. Another apt comparison. Empty suits speak alike.
Obama is no empty suit. There will be those who will applaud that, and after this quick gesture Hispanics are going to be ones who will.
Why Republican conservatives vote for a vacum, I just can’t get. Romney may win on the liberal votes. smirk.
I’ve been saying that the GOPE are pudding. Hell’s bells, it is WE who are pudding. We’re voting for a Progressive right along with the Democrats.
Why would they want to be citizens? Surely they see the way the Ruling Elite politicians treat us.
Get a room.
(You cannot LOSE that which you NEVER had!!!)
Gee... How wonderful! I’m sure Mittens is just nose-crinkling OVERWHELMED to be advised by the Liberal Brits at the UK Guardian!
Piss off ya poofs!
If as we all Know this Immigration Reform=Amnesty,and all of these scum sucking politicians are all wetting their Pants over it,I dont understand why they all get twisted into Knots over it. How Many Issues have we seen in our lives where Politicians Lament Day and Night for years about how are we going to fix this or that,If this amnesty is so freakin great Just Freakin DO IT! The reason being I am sick and tired of A-Holes Like Romney coming out and Spewing Bilge about Long term this and That. The Marxist Obama just Does it and the Hell with us Peons. The Republicans are Just a Bunch Of Pussies
Are these the voters he won't get no matter what he does?
Romney Risks Losing Latino Voters As Activists Push For Immigration Reform Latino organisations urge Romney to come out in support of the president’s plan as Obama enjoys a boost in popularity
And Romney WILL lose the support of the base of his party if he does. Win/Win for Obama.
Elect conservatives and patriots in your local and state elections, so the states can start throwing the illegals out and arresting CEOs who hire them.
What about the risk of losing white voters?
The cost of such an effort will be FAR out-weighed by the savings in all the handouts they're being given, millions of jobs will be opened for U.S. Citizens, and we will have REAL Citizens' votes counting, while not being off-set with votes by Illegal, Criminal Invaders.
The very idea that a POTUS can pick and choose WHICH LAWS he wants to abide by (selective Enforcement), should be attacked as Treason, and prosecuted fully. There's no sense in having a Congress that cannot pass Laws that will have ANY effect, when the POTUS can ignore them if he doesn't like them.
HaHa...It’s gotta be tough for Romney...Lose the brown vote or lose the white vote...