Election 2012

Romney Makes Immigration Announcement Ahead of Debate

Says he would allow many young illegals to stay for two years under the President's plan


As President Obama and Mitt Romney prepare to face off in Denver on Wednesday in their first debate, both are focused keenly on the power of Latino voters to determine the election's outcome in Colorado, Nevada and Florida, among other states.

Dual gestures this week by the presidential rivals demonstrated two things: The president cannot do enough to ensure that Latinos show up to vote, and Romney is struggling to narrow the Democratic incumbent's lopsided advantage among them.