90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Romney Outlines Immigration Agenda In Florida

In Florida Thursday afternoon, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sketched out his immigration agenda in a speech to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), which is holding a conference billed as “the Latino political convention.”

Romney has been under pressure to spell out his Latino agenda since President Obama announced last Friday that his administration would halt the deportation of some young undocumented immigrants.

In the Republican primary, Romney staked out hardline positions on immigration, such as promising to veto the Dream Act, legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants.

Meanwhile, a new poll shows a tight race between Obama and Romney in Florida, but Obama with a solid 10-point lead among Latinos in the state.

Guest:

  • Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel reporter

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Spotlight

We now have a digital bookshelf! Explore all our books coverage or browse by genre.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

January 29 Comment

DJ Sessions: Go Deadhead

The Grateful Dead celebrates 50 years since the band's start this year.

January 29 13 Comments

Middle-Aged And Living Alone

"There might be an initial honeymoon period, but what does living alone eventually do to you?" Sandra Tsing Loh asks.

January 28 15 Comments

Zillow And ‘The New Rules Of Real Estate’

The CEO and chief economist of the groundbreaking real estate website explain how the rules have changed.

January 27 117 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican's tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.