- 2012elections - 9/11 Special Coverage - aca - africanamericanalzheimers - aids - Alabama News Network - american - Awards & Expo - bees - bilingual - border - californiaeducation - Caribbean - cir - citizenship - climatechange - collgeinmiami - community - democrats - ecotourism - Elders - Election 2012 - elections2012 - escuelas - Ethnic Media in the News - Ethnicities - Events - Eye on Egypt - Fellowships - food - Foreclosures - Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area - Health Care Reform - healthyhungerfreekids - howtodie - humiliating - immigrants - Inside the Shadow Economy - kimjongun - Latin America - Law & Justice - Living - Media - memphismediaroundtable - Multimedia - NAM en Espaol - Politics & Governance - Religion - Richmond Pulse - Science & Technology - Sports - The Movement to Expand Health Care Access - Video - Voter Suppression - War & Conflict - 攔截盤查政策 - Top Stories - Immigration - Health - Economy - Education - Environment - Ethnic Media Headlines - International Affairs - NAM en Español - Occupy Protests - Youth Culture - Collaborative Reporting

RNC: At First Latino Press Conference, It's the Economy vs Immigration

Posted: Aug 28, 2012


TAMPA, Fla. - The Republicans wanted to talk about the economy. The press wanted to talk about immigration.

In the first Republican National Convention daily briefing for Latino press, the RNC and campaign of presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney stressed the need to revitalize the economy.

But members of the Spanish-language media pressed the issue of immigration, and tried to challenge Texas Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco and New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu -- the two surrogates who appeared on behalf of the RNC -- on the GOP's push for strict enforcement.

Canseco and Sununu spoke of the "American Dream," a "bankrupt economy," and the confidence that Romney can offer "laws," enduring solutions to the immigration system that would improve programs involving guest workers and visas.

Their focus, to be sure, was unmistakably the economy.

But members of the press wanted to focus on undocumented youth, what they characterized as the harsh immigration rhetoric by GOP candidates, and a Republican party platform that recently incorporated calls for tough enforcement of immigration laws.

For critics, the bilingual press conference on a rainy Monday epitomized the "disconnect" and divide between Romney and Latinos.

Read more



Page 1 of 1

-->




Advertisement


ADVERTISEMENT


Just Posted

NAM Coverage

Civil Liberties

Why There Are Words

Aug 10, 2011