Will Obama's immigration decision hurt Romney?
Questions on impact of president's new policy on Latino voters
- Duration 5:37
- Date Jun 19, 2012
Questions on impact of president's new policy on Latino voters
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All right -- new questions today on whether the president's decision to circumvent congress on immigration will end up hurting Republicans with the Latino vote.
Part of senator Marco Rubio does not think so he says Hispanic Americans have other major concerns out there here's race at last night.
For Americans and Hispanic descent but it is not and and the only issue I mean just as important if not more so is the fact that people are struggling to make ends meet.
They're worried about the businesses they run there where about their kids' future they've been hurt badly by unemployment -- house is worth less than what it was worth on the about it.
And nothing's gotten better over the last four years like most Americans Hispanics are not better off than they were four years ago.
Very agencies last night on Hannity so I'm joined now by reverend doctor -- social justice activists.
And Fox News contributor and David of -- is the president of gopac which is an organization dedicated to educating the next generation.
Republicans welcome good to have you both here.
Good to be good to have you here David -- I do aren't but the first -- you with regard to to Marco Rubio.
Because he had a very similar idea.
With the DREAM Act in terms of how he wanted Republicans he was trying very hard to pull Republicans over -- his way of thinking.
In terms of opening the -- a little bit and allowing those who -- here to stay here.
And he got undercut in a big way by the president coming out of this -- -- Well say it would have been nice had the president looked for a more comprehensive solution to our immigration issue.
But it is the reality that he didn't do that.
For Republicans we have a great opportunity.
Because if we're out talking about the number one issue to voters whether those are Hispanic voters or voters of whatever ethnic group jobs as the number one issue.
And -- we spend a lot of time training and educating Hispanic candidates.
We've -- the last couple of years and not once has someone said as I'm knocking door to door are people saying to me immigration is number one.
They're saying I -- job.
-- that's that's -- -- and I'm I'm sure that's true I think -- everyone can agree that jobs in the number one issue however Hispanics are reacting very favorably in all of the polling -- right by President Obama.
Reverend you know it politically.
Very good -- on the president's part.
Outstanding move I think you will stop.
Hearing the rubio boomlet for vice president -- now.
In the post rubio face he's.
Floundering failure in his response to this act so as rubio senator rubio has been whining on and he has not been able to recover.
He has not -- one of the fundamental.
Attribute to anybody little national office and that is to respond to -- unfolding events instead he's taking his little legislation going -- If he was so right on the legislation why is -- he pursuing the reality is that he has been -- trump politically.
And the Republican Party is now in a very difficult situation.
He had a hard time finding support for this I mean he he tried to convince Mitt Romney.
To come over to his way of thinking in this is that a lost opportunity Davis.
It -- look there.
It was the process was starting senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson is on board senator Jon Kyl was on board -- be legislative process takes some time.
Ask your friend here why -- that lineup push -- a bipartisan.
A bipartisan group of Democrat and Republican senators killed the president's DREAM -- I did look this doesn't happen all overnight.
And what the president decided to do was let's look for months down the road.
And let's what what can we do to try to win this election and do this as opposed to taking a comprehensive look at the immigration issue.
And shock jock if I may look Marco Rubio is a friend of mine having been the chairman of our gopac Florida Africa.
He's -- this -- post rubio aero.
Error people are going to start gravitating to Marco Rubio he has an up and -- I'm an -- market for this morning in a in -- we have not confirmed this story but it's floating out there that he is not been asked.
To fill out papers to be vetted as a vice presidential candidate were you know as I say working on that finding -- of other people have been batted in the way.
How it changed the dynamic keeping -- trying to -- were chosen as I.
There are going to be chosen because the train has left the station.
This issue is a toxic issue for the Republican -- all the polls show that did down to -- 1321.
On this issue of immigration they haven't been able to find a way out out of the box and as a larger issue is the question is -- is Mitt Romney.
He hasn't been heard from he's away without leave a wall on this issue and of Mitt Romney doesn't have a response and -- -- responses now on the shelf.
It indicates that the Republican -- has a major problem and Hispanic community and my friend David is gonna have to deal with the next generation of Hispanic vote.
Looking forward to it because look the reason this the this election is about jobs and this president can't talk about so let's talk about everything else except job creation because he's been a failure.
At this you know it's too bad it it was clear that the Republicans were working on some legislation why and we gotta -- but the president could have said to them.
You know I here's what we can all work together on and they could have put together legislation because they were already talking about and -- anything that.
They've had three years to work on this legislation the Republicans do not come to the table in the meaning of -- president had a he had a lot of -- this thing is to say you're able I think -- held up.
And -- on the deficit and on taxes have not been able to come to agreement on this so the president of the United States.
Acted in way that benefited.
A man they may they lost opportunity -- -- -- government but I got it's it's a it's a government that works thank you thank you very much reverend rapid having Tuesday David thanks.