WASHINGTON D.C. – Mitt Romney was at his pragmatic best today, his address highlighting the closing ceremony of the pro-amnesty Republican National Hispanic Assembly’s four day national convention and 33rd Anniversary dinner.
The Republican National Hispanic Assembly is the nation’s largest GOP organization that favors Illegal Immigration and works for both amnesty and open borders policies by promoting the theory that abolishing immigration law will win Hispanic votes to the Republican Party. The RNHA will neither distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants nor admit that legalizing millions of criminals is “amnesty” but it consistently favors amnesty legislation.
Romney spoke to the RNHA “prayer breakfast” at the Palomar Hotel in Washington D.C. and signaled, unmistakably, to the group, his unbridled enthusiasm for their agenda, but he did so in very precise, careful language. There is no one in the GOP who does this better.
“If you, say, name people who are hardworking, seek education, love God, love their families and value freedom, — it’s Hispanic-Americans, just like other Americans,” he said.
The unspoken point Romney was making is that Americans must assume, simply because they are Hispanics, that the invasion of criminals across our southern border is made up of “hardworking, education seeking, God-loving, family-oriented, small-government” role models. This does not explain why more than half of them live by committing crimes or collecting welfare, why they are massively over-represented as a group among the most violent wanted criminals and among Federal prisoners (12 Americans are murdered every day by illegal immigrants), have the highest rates of out-of-wedlock births, or why they have the highest dropout rates in America. Illegal Immigrants are one of the few groups in America that requires you to commit a Federal crime just to join.
During his speech Mitt Romney said, “I want to make sure we continue an open door in immigration that welcomes people who come here with those kinds of values.” Clearly, according to Mr. Romney, all we need to know about a prospective immigrant is that he is Hispanic.
“Governor Romney made it clear his campaign had the ‘Welcome’ sign up for all, striking the important impact Hispanics will have on this upcoming election.” said Danny Vargas, the newly elected RNHA Chairman for 2007 – 2009.