Sunday, June 29, 2008

McCain and Obama to Latino Leaders

Both perspective major party candidates for the presidency pleaded their cases before the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. The group is heady, knowing that 10 million Latino votes can tip the election. Both candidates promised to make immigration reform a priority. McCain even promised to make it "my top priority yesterday, today and tomorrow." But he also justified his slide toward "border security first." Obama reminded the audience that during a January debate McCain had backed off from supporting a path to citizenship in favor of securing the borders. Obama also expressed such concern, but promised after he gets into the White House he'll review current policy. (See LA Times article.)

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