Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:47 AM
highplainsdem (12,767 posts)
Obama immigration stance locks in Hispanic support
Source: AP via Boston Globe
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elizabeth Alvisar is exactly the sort of voter Mitt Romney needs.
A victim of the brutal economy in this swing state, the 30-year-old tax preparer has been out of work for months. She’s a foe of abortion and gay marriage, and was naturally drawn to the Republican ticket.
But Alvisar has switched her support to President Barack Obama now.
‘‘It’s just because of the Dream Act,’’ she said, referring to the president’s August executive order that allows people brought into the country illegally as children to avoid deportation if they graduate high school or join the military. ‘‘I have a lot of friends who've taken advantage of that opportunity.’’
Read more: http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2012/president/candidates/romney/2012/10/21/obama-immigration-stance-locks-hispanic-support/faZCNnGLOsc0DrwofnD9oK/story.html
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Obama immigration stance locks in Hispanic support (Original post)
|Bette Noir||Oct 2012||#1|
Response to highplainsdem (Original post)
Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:02 PM
Bette Noir (3,581 posts)
1. That's something Republicans don't get.
You can't hammer on a group for four years, and then expect their support when you smile at them a month before the election.
Response to broadcaster75201 (Reply #2)
Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:11 PM
Tikki (12,229 posts)
3. They are going to...like you have never seen or could imagine....
The Dream Act is such an important thing for the future of our Country and
both the Hispanic community and progressive community know this.