Undocumented students denounce the use of Mitt Romney’s son, Craig, to appeal to Latino voters.
In an attempt to reach Latinos, Mitt Romney has tried pretty much everything: endorsing a watered-down version of the DREAM Act such as only supporting legal status for undocumented youth who serve in the military; sending out his son, Craig Romney to speak Spanish on television; and emphasizing his public school policies. On Tuesday, his son Craig Romney, along with GOP Congressman Raul Labrador of Idaho, visiting the Romney campaign in Jefferson County speaking to Hispanic small businesses in Lakewood.
Despite who Mitt Romney sends, what is clear is that the Romney/Ryan plan will hurt Latino families and Latino youth regardless whether they are documented or not. Craig’s trip to Colorado involves yet another superficial and deceptive “dialogue” with Latinos.
On his real immigration record, Mitt Romney promised to veto the DREAM Act and encouraged SB1070 as a “model for the nation”. He supports “self-deportation," basically cutting basic necessities like water and making life so difficult for Latino immigrant families that they will pick up and leave. He has surrounded himself with anti-immigrant individuals.
"The fact that he has accepted endorsements from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Sheriff Arpaio, and Kris Kobach, architect of SB1070, show Romney is not only anti-immigrant but also that he endorses their efforts to discriminate against Latinos", said Isaias Vasquez, an undocumented youth from Denver .
Romney’s education plan involved packing more students into the classrooms. His plan was instantly rejected by teachers. Craig’s Spanish may be fluent, but every time he airs a campaign ad he fails to explain his father’s position, specifically on immigration, which Romney will try to ignore and one DREAMers will not.
Although Romney and Ryan continually push themselves as champions of the middle class, they want to cut Medicare programs that the middle class and Latinos have come
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