Romney Stance on Dream Act Magnified in Florida

By: Ap Email
By: Ap Email

MIAMI (AP) -- Mitt Romney's promise to veto a measure that would
create a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants threatens
to turn off some Hispanic voters. Their support could be critical
in a general election match-up against President Barack Obama.

The issue is gaining prominence as the GOP front-runner heads
toward the Florida primary, even though most of the state's Hispanics are Puerto Rican or Cuban-American and, thus, aren't affected by U.S. immigration law, nor view it as a priority.

Still, Florida is a state where 13 percent of registered voters
are Hispanic, where the nation's largest Spanish-language TV
networks are based, and where the nation's third-largest number of
illegal immigrants live -- intensifying the focus on Romney's
position.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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