Immigration, Trade Focus of US Presidential Campaign

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles,  Sept. 17, 2012.
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, Sept. 17, 2012.
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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is returning his campaign focus to the economy and other domestic issues.

    Romney spoke Monday at a meeting of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles.  He said he will work with both parties to enact what he called permanent immigration reform. The Republican challenger accused President Barack Obama of playing politics by enacting a temporary measure that exempts deportation for immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children.

    The Republicans and Romney are trying to build support among Hispanics, a group that President Obama won in 2008.

    Obama used a campaign stop in the key state of Ohio Monday to accuse China of unfairly subsidizing its auto industry. He said the Chinese government's subsidies harm thousands of automobile industry workers in central U.S. states.

    The Romney campaign is set to release a series of television ads to air in several key states highlighting his plans to create 12 million jobs and reduce the huge federal government deficit.  

    The Republican challenger is hoping to recover from harsh criticism last week over his response to anti-U.S. protests in Egypt and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, which left the U.S. ambassador and three other American diplomatic staffers dead.  

    Obama enjoys an edge over the former Massachusetts governor in the latest nationwide polling of likely voters.  But because state-by-state results (which decide electoral votes) - and not a national popular vote - will choose the next president, several states have become particularly important battlegrounds for the candidates' campaigns.Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.
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    by: catdog from: usa
    September 20, 2012 10:40 PM
    There are no significant differences between Obamney and Rombama when it comes to immigration. The truth is massive third-world immigration and forced integration is required of EVERY White country and ONLY White countries. According to the United Nations this is GENOCIDE. Many who say they are anti-racist are really just anti-White. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.


    by: timetothink from: USA
    September 17, 2012 10:49 PM
    Nor real difference between them. Both are pro-White genocide. The UN defines genocide as ANYTHING creating conditions which over the long run will make it impossible for a people to preserve its distinct identity. These things include mass immigration, promoting miscegenation, and the propaganda of White guilt. It does not have to be PHYSICAL destruction. Read the LEGAL definition of genocide. It includes MENTAL harm. Like everyone is saying, anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

    by: Dave Francis from: Indianapolis, IN
    September 17, 2012 4:48 PM


    Both major political parties wants NO true end to illegal immigration, but the millions of citizens and residents in the TEA PARTY will insure that citizens and lawful immigrants always get first priority—not pandering to foreign nationals. Incidentally—readers should go to teaparty.org and then judge for you, if Obama is Liberal friends in the press are concealing the truth?

    ATTN: The TEA PARTY will be safeguarding the nationwide election procedure, watching for non-citizens voting in November. With the all out war on voter rights, it’s obvious to most Americans that certain groups of the entrenched Socialists in the Democratic party hate the idea of voters having to show proof that they are a citizen? The ACORN organization opened a Pandora’s Box when the election agencies in eleven states revealed significant numbers of non citizens, felons, dead people and even illegal aliens were voting in not only local elections, but the last presidential cycle. Incompetence or just plain election officials failing to purge election rolls of thousands of deceased, migrating Americans to another state and non citizens. Every radical group including the contentious Department of Justice has drawn their claws to just keep laws as they are? However--America for two three decades have been under the bombardment of poverty pouring in from across the world, with limited means to halt the human avalanche. America has always needed immigrants of the Stem variety (Science, technology, engineers and Mathematics) of the highest professional standards, but we cannot assimilate foreigners who break the law to begin with, then demand full rights as regular citizens.

    These people are draining hundreds of billions of dollars from state treasuries, because the federal courts say we must give them welfare. In the prior years amongst the illegal desperate migrants and immigrants have arrived the criminals. Hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars have been appropriated to seal them in prisons. Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, has been badly damaged by the infestation with from south of the border, the majority looking for a free handout. It’s impossible to calculate the unimagined costs in just these states, backed by the Liberal-Marxist intensity in the state assemblies. Find time to achieve your own research on the Internet and learn the true costs, statistics and corruption that permeates from Washington and your home state. With both parties and no penetration by the TEA PARTY leadership, nothing will change. Under Obama as of now the Democrats are freely giving out food stamps to just about everybody. The poor that includes a large overload of illegal aliens get free health care, education for their children and a good source of other programs, which American workers have accepted for years.

    In Washington it’s Quid Pro Quo (a favor for a favor) that will never produce anything different for the common man or women. The readers shouldn’t listen to the Liberal advocates in the national press as the lies are still coming with full force for the gullible. The TEA PARTY is not just for white populace, but every one of different Conservatives in thousands of chapters is a mixture of legal blacks, Hispanics, Asians and Caucasians and other races Learn your real future under Obama where “Freeloaders “the parasites will live of the hard pressed taxpayer. Learn more about Illegal Immigration and its costs at NumbersUSA, Federation of American Immigration reform. Learn about the corruption in every state, municipality and in the federal government at Judicial Watch. Make your own assessment and hopefully do the right thing for your family and this nation, when you vote this November.
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    by: Flanders from: Umass
    September 19, 2012 7:12 AM
    Stopped reading when sentences kept ending in question marks because I find it difficult to believe an intelligent series of thoughts presented in written english language can originate from someone without the knowledge of which punctuation should end a given sentence.
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    by: john from: german
    September 17, 2012 9:34 PM
    hey, guy, your comment is much longer than the article itself.

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