In Iowa’s first Hispanic majority town, many express wariness of all of the GOP candidates, yet remain loyal to the President. GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced that if elected president he would veto the DREAM Act should it pass congress. Finally, UNICEF has praised the Mexican Governments initiative to improve the welfare of children in Mexico.
In Iowa Hispanics Wary Of GOP- A new report shows that Hispanic’s are weary of the GOP’s harsh anti-immigrant stance. “But Zacarias said he has not let his Democratic allegiances waver for one simple reason: Republicans, in his opinion, haven’t offered Latinos a better option. “I don’t think any Hispanic in his right mind is going to vote for Rick Perry or [Mitt] Romney,” he said with a chuckle. “It might be a tough sell [for Obama], but I think the GOP is helping a lot by putting those guys forward. Romney, Rick Perry, Newt [Gingrich] for Christ’s sake, you know?” West Liberty Mayor Chad Thomas, an Obama backer, said that no GOP candidates or their surrogates have visited his town to appeal to the Latino community.”
Romney: I would veto DREAM Act – Mitt Romney has made it clear that he would veto the DREAM Act should it come to his desk as President: ” Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney said on Saturday he would veto a proposal granting U.S. citizenship to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children, a pledge that won hearty applause from Iowa conservatives he hopes to win over. A young woman asked Romney about the bipartisan proposal known as the Dream Act, during an appearance at a crowded restaurant in Le Mars, a conservative Republican stronghold in western Iowa.”
UNICEF Praises Mexico on child welfare program – UNICEF has praised the Mexican government for initiating a program which would assist children in extreme poverty. “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has hailed a new Mexican Government initiative aimed at improving child welfare as a “breakthrough” towards ensuring greater social cohesion for children and adolescents as well as boosting the country’s economic development. In rural Mexico, 27 per cent of children live in extreme poverty compared to 8 per cent in the cities, according to a press release issued by UNICEF. Children from indigenous communities are often the most marginalized, lacking access to quality education and other crucial services.”