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June 21st, 2012
07:39 PM ET

Romney's speech to Hispanic blasts Obama, lacks specific policy details

Mitt Romney spoke in front of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in Florida today, but despite pressure to offer his own immigration policy in the wake of Obama's annoucement earlier this week, he offered few specifics in his broad attack on President Obama's policies.

Erin Burnett is joined by John Avlon, Reihan Salam, and Vicki Soto, a fellow at the University of Texas who is at the conference in Florida, to discuss the effectiveness of this speech and Romney's continued outreach to minority voters.


Filed under: Immigration • Politics
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  1. Paulette

    I keep hearing about the 12 million Hispanic voters. Why are the politicians pandering to this group? Most are illegal and cannot vote so what is the problem? As I have said before illegal is just that illegal. It seems to me that the immigrants who came here legally would be very offended if they made people who broke the law legal citizens without them taking the same steps that they had to take to become citizens. I am a Black woman so I am totally against any type of discrimination no matter the race of the person but they are illegal.

    June 22, 2012 at 8:18 am | Reply
    • Earl

      II agree with you, Up here in Canada if you're illegal, you're illegal. period. You are allowed a hearing and a chance to prove why you should be allowed to stay in the country, but if you lose that hearing you are deported. It seems that Americans encourage illegal entry into their country by not treating illegals with more severity. Also, many in the media see this as a story of "sympathy" and they use it to their advantage.

      June 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Reply

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