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Published: Sunday, Oct. 21 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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worf
Mcallen, TX

Hispanics are here to get away from a corrupt government they themselves put in.

Hope they don't do the same thing here, or we'll all be headed to Canada.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

So, in summary, it really IS all about amnesty for Latinos if you buy this story.
It's not about jobs, healthcare, crime, values (pro-life/pro-traditional marriage), world affairs...it's about people who violated our immigration laws getting a free pass.
I'm not sure this AP reporter knows what he's talking about, but I do know something about journalism. He could very well have turned this article upside down and declared right up front that many Hispanics will be voting for Romney despite Obama's late hit of his DREAM Act by fiat.
That how it works. And this story is a reporter's bias to shore up the left's fading narrative. It all depends on how you say it.

SammyB
Provo, UT

Hispanics need to understand that if we continue these socialist policies and corrupt practices of the last 4 years, then the United States will become like Mexico and the better lives that they want for their children will no longer exist here.

Rule of law is important. Mexico's illegal alien laws are far harsher than the U.S. The results of no effective borders will unleash a floodgate that cannot be sustained.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

So the answer isn't to fix your own country, its to flee across the border? And then to vote for whoever thinks you made the right choice? Whatever happened to personal responsibility, equity and justice south of the border? Why is being illegal socially ok? Why does the end justify the means? And if Obama is so concerned why hasn't he fixed it? Why did Arizona need to establish their own law, if the US government was doing their job? And why can't Latino's see anything but the short-term benefit they demand?

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

Barack Obama's support by the Latin community goes far beyond the Dream Act. Where George W. Bush tried to be more inclusive, the Republican Party has ignored this demographic in order to gather support among the conservative, nativist base. The economy is improving (the wealthy have it better than before the Great Nosedive), unemployment is falling (moreso in some states than others, however), and America is stronger than ever on an international level.

Mitt Romney's immigration policy is calling for "self-deportation" while conservative business leaders give a wink and a nod understanding they will never lose this valuable workforce. Rick Perry had it right. Those who are here through no fault of their own show not be punished because their parents sought a better life for their children.

Perry saw these children of immigrants as essentially American and should be given the opportunity to contribute to their homeland and have a path to citizenship. This, by inself, is enough to win the Latino vote. With an improving economy and sensitivity to Latino issues, it is understandable the Obama is favored.

Why would I?
Farmington, UT

Why beat yourself up trying to get in the front door when you can just waltz in an open back door?

SLars
Provo, UT

Children brought here as adults are responsible because of their actions. There are already programs to help them become legal. The dream act would all them 10 years to finish 2 years of school with no graduation required. Perry represents those who demand cheap labor, at taxpayer expense. That's 2 years of school and 8 years of work. Plus the act would stop deportation of children 12-18, and their families. All to provide a temporary amnesty.

This Democrat will not be voting for Obama. His and the pro-illegal groups lack of compassion for Americans out of work has been a wake-up call.

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

Why is Obama allowed to issue so many executive orders? I believe the greatest danger of Obama in office is that he has somehow manipulated the gov't so that the balance of power is severely tilted his way. Congress should have the power to limit or stop these executive orders but they continue to sit on their thumbs. This gross misuse of power allows him to buy the election.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

I've always been more than a little pessimistic towards the logic that says LEGAL hispanics don't want the same things most legal anglos want.

Why would LEGAL hispanics want the U.S. to become just like Mexico (or Honduras, or Guatemala, etc.) I don't think LEGAL hispanics want to pay for the freeloaders any more than the rest of us do.

CWEB
Orem, UT

Republicans have encouraged illegal immigration for years. Handing out TAX ID's, Social Security numbers (up until a few years ago)--immigrants can apply for visa's until they turn blue...to be denied. They see they can still come and get a tax number, they come anyway.

Now it is politically correct to be against illegal immigration, now Republicans are so vocal...but they want the immigrants, they back-handedly invited, to take the blame. You put food in front of a starving person, they will eat it.

Now you want the children of those you enticed to America to take the blame. Not right, not fair. As for Romney's comments (and I'm voting for Romney) about going home to get in line....there IS NO line. It doesn't work that way. There is NO LINE! You don't get to come to the U.S. in some order that you applied for a VISA in...you apply, they say no. They keep your money. You apply again, they say no, they keep your money. There is no fairness to the poorer immigrants trying to get a VISA. Please get the facts straight!!! Been There.

SLars
Provo, UT

So have I CWEB. Since 1996 we have given out millions of NAFTA visas that are not generally included or known about.

As far as poor, most of our green cards go to reunite families. This is due to the pressure from La Raza and other pro-illegal groups. All totaled over a million a year the past ten years. See, it's not just the Republicans or Democrats, it's the pro-illegal folks and their family unity, also called chain migration. Where one person with a green card sponsors 32 members of their family. You want that to change, convince these groups that keeping the family together is unfair to those without family. Both groups are poor, that's irrelevant. So are many Americans (poor).

Visas, there are plenty available, but they make the employer carry responsibility. The employers would rather hire illegal aliens that put the costs on the taxpayer. See, it's the 11.5 million people here illegally that reduce the visa numbers. In 2010 we gave out 2.5 million visas, with over a million green cards. 23 million looking for full time work? I think we give out to many under the circumstance.

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