Obama's Shift On Immigration And The Latino Vote

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June 20 Junkie segment on TOTN

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Ken Rudin, Political Junkie columnist, NPR
Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow, Century Foundation and Center for American Progress
Mario Lopez, president, Hispanic Leadership Fund

Among the issues raised by President Obama's new plan to defer deportation for some young undocumented immigrants is growing political outreach to Latino voters. He and Governor Romney both plan to speak at the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

Correction June 21, 2012

During Wednesday's show on Latino voters, one of our guests said that President Obama had once claimed that he did not have the authority to issue an immigration waiver like the one he announced last week. The president meant he could not sign a DREAM Act unless Congress passes it but specifically said he did have the authority to prioritize enforcement.

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