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July 01, 2008

Obama and McCain court Hispanic vote

"WASHINGTON - Presidential rivals John McCain and Barack Obama vied over the weekend for the support of Hispanics, courting a pivotal constituency by vowing to revamp immigration policy.

"I come from a border state, my dear friends. I know these issues," McCain told Hispanic elected officials. He said that overhauling the country's broken immigration system, not just securing its borders, "will be my top priority."

Appearing later before the same audience, Obama said: "We must assert our values and reconcile our principles as a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. That is a priority I will pursue from my very first day."

The two spoke separately Saturday to about 700 people attending the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference...".

at www.ap.org

Posted by VisaLawyer at July 1, 2008 08:04 AM

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