Blog: Texas legislators call Romney’s views on immigrants ‘shameful’

From the Houston Chronicle Blog Texas on the Potomac:

Welcome to Houston, Mitt Romney.

Texas Democrats were about as welcoming to the Republican nominee-apparent as Republicans were when President Obama recently visited Houston. Texas Democratic Party spokeswoman Rebecca Acuña described the former Massachusetts governor as “one of the country’s most anti-Latino politicians.”

To mark Romney’s Houston fund-raising foray (which also included a joint appearance with George and Barbara Bush), two Democratic state representatives blasted Romney’s views on immigration and his vow to veto the DREAM Act.

“If Republicans were serious about reaching out to Hispanics, they’d stop endorsing candidates that are hostile to the Latino community,” said state Rep. Armando Walle, D-Houston. “Romney would easily be the most anti-Hispanic presidential nominee of our time. Only a few minor extremists have ever matched his vitriolic rhetoric towards an entire segment of our population. Romney should self-deport out of Texas.” Read more …

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