Mitt Romney Addresses Latino Voters on Univision

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[Editor's Note: While the Presidential debates don't begin until October, Spanish language network Univision is getting things started by inviting both candidates to televised town hall meetings. GOP candidate Mitt Romney went first, and Fausta's Blog thinks these events are a good preview of the debates: --Grace]

The second question was on immigration. Romney emphasized that Obama’s recent executive order is a temporary measure, while “I will reform immigration the immigration system”; Salinas tried to interrupt but Romney asserted that he wants permanent solutions and he supports Marco Rubio’s ideas. Salinas asked about deportations and Romney answered that we need to find permanent solutions instead of deportations or Obama’s temporary plan. Ramos pressed on deportations and got boo’ed. Romney replied that self-deportation is an individual’s choice and emphasized legal immigration as vital to the US’s growth. Ramos asked about the Arizona law, to which Romney replied that the reason the states are taking measures is the Obama’s administration failure to find a solution to the problem.

Overall, Romney came across as relaxed, clear, and confident. He had no notes, no teleprompters, and remained on topic, bringing his point across, regardless of the interruptions.

 

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney during 2008 appearance on Univision, Credit Image: Zumapress

 

Read more from @MittRomney on @Univision last night at Fausta's Blog

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