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.
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- Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel reporter