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As Romney courts the Latino vote in Florida this week, Eva Longoria criticized the candidate over an issue dear to the Latino community. Friday afternoon, the day after a Republican debate in Florida, Longoria tweeted:
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has said on multiple occasions that if elected he would veto the DREAM Act, a bill that would aid undocumented young people and that is heavily supported by the Latino community.
“I’ve indicated I would veto the DREAM Act if provisions included in that act say that people who were here illegally — if they go to school here long enough, if they get a degree here — then they can become permanent residents,” Romney said during a GOP debate in South Carolina. “I think that’s a mistake.”
While Longoria says that 85% of Latinos support the act in her tweet, by some estimates, like those of the Pew Hispanic Center, suggest that upwards of 90% of Latinos are in favor of the legislation.
The bill, which has languished in Congress for nearly a decade despite bipartisan support, would give legal status to some undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, have no criminal record, and either attended college or joined the military.
Although Romney has said that he would consider a bill which would grant legal status based on citizenship, Longoria maintains that 100% of Romney is against the DREAM Act.
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