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October 2012 News Releases and Statements


October 17, 2012
Candidates’ Second Debate: Finally, Talk About Immigration

Immigration finally reached the debate stage last night, as presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama were asked how they would handle the issue of 11 million people living in the United States without green cards. The issue, which was largely sidestepped in both the previous presidential debate and the vice presidential debate, is often considered a top issue among key voting blocs, including Latinos. Here is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.

Read the statement here.