Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican on the vice-presidential short list, will speak Friday morning to the Hispanic Leadership Network, former Gov. Jeb Bush’s organization. Some 600 people have RSVP’s to Friday’s conference, which began Thursday night and featured a debate-watching party that appeared on CNN.

Newt Gingrich strikes a kinder tone than his rivals when it comes to immigration and the Latino community. Now that the primary has reached Florida, where 11% of Republican voters are Hispanic, Gingrich is slamming Mitt Romney on his far-right stance on immigration.

The squawking heads were all in such a rush to declare Mitt Romney the winner of the debate on Thursday night that they forgot to listen to what he actually said. Romney, in parrying Newt Gingrich’s charge that he is the most anti-immigrant candidate, forcefully declared: “I’m not anti-immigrant.”

While President Obama’s State of the Union address did not focus on immigration, his few statements on that issue sent out conflicting signals. The president pushed for a comprehensive immigration reform plan that includes letting foreign businessmen and entrepreneurs immigrate to the U.S.

State Sen. Scott Beason lives in a strange world. I’m not talking about Gardendale, where the Republican lives. I mean the world of Beason’s mind. In Beason’s world, a part-time lawmaker with few marketable skills deserves a $53,000-per-year salary, far more than the average Alabama citizen makes.

On the eve of the Florida GOP primary, Mamiverse released a poll of Latino moms in the state. There’s not much good news for Republicans. And, for this group of voters, the DREAM Act is the “game-changer.”

Mitt Romney, who has some of the most extreme positions on immigration in this campaign, has decided to take advantage of his Mexican roots.

GOP candidates for president want to deny the dreams of so many young undocumented immigrants who want to give back to the country they call home.

Maybe someone told Mitt Romney he’d have to make a serious effort to attract Latino voters, especially on the eve of the Republican primary in Florida. Whatever the cause, the former Massachusetts governor, who has some of the most extreme positions on immigration of anyone in the field, decided that it was time to take advantage of his Mexican roots.

MIAMI – El senador republicano de Florida, Marco Rubio, dio un discurso ante la Red de Liderazgo Hispano (HLN) como quien presagia que el próximo nominado a la presidencia lo está considerando como compañero de fórmula para la mancuerna republicana y que hay que enmendar una maltrecha relación con los votantes hispanos del país.