Monday, December 3, 2012

Why did Mitt Romney loose the election? Perhaps it is because he never captured the hearts of the Hispanic voters in America. He did manage to embarrass himself enough by saying things questionable at fund raising dinners. After all he was born in Mexico, shouldn’t that mean something to someone?
At a fundraising dinner Mitt said, “Had I been born from Mexican parents I’d have a better shot of winning this..“ The actress, dancer and choreographer Rosie Perez responded to Mitt’s comments in a You Tube video saying, “Actually Mitt that is so true. Think of all our Hispanic Americans that have become Presidents. From Jorge (pronounced horhe) Washington, to Jorge Bush uno e dos. And who can forget president Jimmy Smith. A Puerto Rican.”
Rosie made the video because she was insulted by Romney’s remarks. She was insulted by his need for an apology There wouldn’t be an apology if he knew he offended someone. He didn’t know he was being videotaped when he made the remark and the apology came too late. He only apologized because he thought he had to not because he wanted to.
Most Latino people are very religious and vote according to their religious views according to Rosie Perez. They are also stigmatized with the stereotype as being undocumented, being poor, being on public assistance so they vote against their interests just so that they are not perceived to be the stereotypes. Many Hispanics have a very serious work ethic even though they may not have the best jobs and the best paying jobs.
Hispanics need help not necessarily a handout. Why aren’t the Hispanics in an uproar over the Dream Act? Workers from Europe and China get green cards and work visa’s all the time. Why is there even an Act directly pointed at only the Latino immigrant?
The DREAM Act enacted two major changes in current law:
The DREAM Act would permit certain immigrant students who have grown up in the U.S. to apply for temporary legal status and to eventually obtain permanent legal status and become eligible for U.S. citizenship if they go to college or serve in the U.S. military; and
The DREAM Act eliminated a federal provision that penalizes states that provide in-state tuition without regard to immigration status.
Mitt Romney asked the Latino community to “self deport’
Path to legal residency: Who would qualify?

Under the DREAM Act, most students who came to the U.S. at age 15 or younger at least five years before the date of the bill’s enactment and who have maintained good moral character since entering the U.S. would qualify for conditional permanent resident status upon acceptance to college, graduation from a U.S. high school, or being awarded a GED in the U.S. Students would not qualify for this relief if they had committed crimes, were a security risk, or were inadmissible or removable on certain other grounds. Under the Senate bill qualifying students must be under age 35, whereas under the House bill they must be under age 32.
Mitt Romney’s suggestion of having Latino’s self deport as if one can just say, I don’t like it here I can just go back to Puerto Rico, or Guatemala because I can’t get a driver’s license here is crazy. No one told the Pilgrims to self deport. We are a nation of immigrants including the Puritans.
If Mitt Romney got elected the Dream Act would be gone and Obama care would be gone. If you are brown skinned, your car would be pulled over to be checked for proper documentation everywhere not only in Arizona. Did he really think he would have gotten the Hispanic vote with his policies? Well, he scored purely with Hispanics and as a result lost the election. It was a very close race that Obama won.  There are only 2 highly elected people in our government today that are latino meanwhile hispanics are the fastest growing population in America today.

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