Romney courts Latinos, claims Obama’s failed them
GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney gathered Latino business leaders to discuss the issues he talks about with every other constituency: the economy and jobs.
Romney met with nine Phoenix-area Hispanic business and community leaders and asked them for their views on immigration law, education and the economy — underscoring the importance of the nation’s fastest-growing minority group is playing in the general election, particularly in the swing-voting states that are expected to be competitive right up until Election Day.
The general election-focused Romney who came to the Arizona Historical Society Museum on a 100-degree afternoon didn’t have much to say about border fences, undocumented immigrants or his promise to veto the so-called DREAM Act, which would allow some undocumented immigrants a path to legal residency. He didn’t say much about other issues that dominated the vitriolic and drawn-out Republican primary — and that he’s expounded on at length at previous round-tables, town halls and campaign events.
Former University of Arizona President Manuel Pacheco asked Romney to give a “nod” and “some signal for a glimmer of hope” to the students who could potentially gain a change in status if Congress passes legislation helping those who finish college to become citizens. Romney said only: “Thank you. Appreciate it, thank you.”
Other participants appealed to Romney for basic “fairness” in the immigration system, and one mentioned a Republican alternative to the DREAM Act proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
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