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Ana Navarro, Maria Cardona, Arturo Vargas Discuss Latino Vote 2012 at NALEO Briefing

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) held a briefing on the impact of the Latino vote in 2012 and beyond this morning, and we attended the event so that we could live-tweet.  Arturo Vargas, the executive director of NALEO Educational Fund, was there to moderate Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and Republican … Continue reading »

Romney's Last Chance With Latino Voters?

Follow Frank Sharry on Twitter: Boston, you have a problem. Your guy, Mitt Romney, is losing badly with Latinos and it could cost him the election. Battleground states such as Nevada, Colorado, Florida and even Virginia are likely to swing Obama’s way if he keeps his current 66 percent – 29 percent lead among Latinos. And Boston, … Continue reading »

Buscando el voto latino: no sólo mensaje sino sustancia

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice CHARLOTTE, Carolina del Norte  –   En una elección cerrada como la que se perfila este año el voto latino será decisivo no sólo en estados tradicionalmente hispanos sino en otros donde apenas miles de votos pueden determinar si hay cambio de inquilino en la Casa Blanca. … Continue reading »

RNC Platform on Immigration Defines GOP – Will Romney Go On Record to Embrace It?

Washington, DC – As expected, the 2012 RNC platform contains extreme hardline positions on immigration.  The document is filled with references to “illegal aliens” and takes a particularly strong stand against the DREAMer deferred action program, declaring that President Obama’s immigration approach has “undermined the rule of law at every turn,” by creating “a backdoor amnesty … Continue reading »

Romney changes his tone, but offers little of substance

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney didn’t tell his audience at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) annual conference whether or not he’d rescind the Obama Administration’s temporary relief from deportation for certain DREAMers. He promised that if elected “I will put in place my own … Continue reading »

Romney’s Remarks on Immigration at NALEO: Total FAIL

During his eagerly anticipated speech today at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) conference, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney underwhelmed and failed the leadership test, refusing to say anything substantial about immigration and once again not answering the question of what he would do about Obama’s DREAM relief announcement in office. … Continue reading »