MIAMI — Mitt Romney's promise to veto a measure that would create a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants threatens to turn off Hispanic voters. Their support could be critical in a general election match-up against President Barack Obama.
The issue is gaining prominence as the Republican 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.
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