Some immigration detainees back in custody weeks after surprise release
March 21st, 2013
06:49 PM ET
1 year ago

Some immigration detainees back in custody weeks after surprise release

Ridgeland, South Carolina (CNN) – After months in an immigration detention facility, Hector Adame was so surprised when guards said he could go that he didn't believe them.

"They had to shout (the news) at him so he would leave," his wife, Victorina, said this week.

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Filed under: Immigration
From the campaign trail
November 4th, 2012
06:39 PM ET
1 year ago

5 things to watch in the Latino vote

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - It is already a historic political year for Latinos, who are expected to have a big impact on the election in key states.

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made extraordinary efforts to court the Latino vote, which included their participation at a forum organized by a Spanish-speaking television network that allowed the two to speak directly to the fastest-growing voting bloc.

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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos
Five things learned at Latino conference
June 23rd, 2012
05:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Five things learned at Latino conference

Lake Buena Vista, Florida (CNN) - President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney were among the high-profile political figures to speak at the annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials this week.

Here are five things we learned from their visits:
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Filed under: Florida
January 25th, 2012
05:31 PM ET
2 years ago

New poll shows Romney scoring high with Latinos

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich may have risen in the polls but Mitt Romney seems to be holding onto the Latino vote.

A survey released Wednesday by Latino Decisions commissioned by Spanish TV network Univision and ABC News shows the former Massachusetts governor with a 26 point lead over the former Speaker of the House in Florida.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Florida's Latino voters will be a factor in the primary
January 24th, 2012
04:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida's Latino voters will be a factor in the primary

(CNN) - As the attention of the nation turns toward Florida ahead of its primary election, the Latino vote has emerged as an important factor.

For decades, Republican candidates could count on that vote to help them win elections in the Sunshine State, especially in the southern part of Florida where a strong Cuban-American community is a political force.

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Latinos
Hispanic GOP group endorses Gingrich
January 16th, 2012
12:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Hispanic GOP group endorses Gingrich

(CNN) – Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has received the endorsement of the nation's largest Hispanic Republican group.

Somos Republicans, which says it has a membership of 6,000 people, issued a statement Monday saying the former speaker of the House "knows the importance of the Latino community" and "has been working hard for many years to include American Hispanics in the overall conversation for a better America."

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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Newt Gingrich
Why Nevada's Latino vote could make the difference in the 2012 election
October 14th, 2011
06:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Why Nevada's Latino vote could make the difference in the 2012 election

Las Vegas (CNN) - A tour outside the casino zone in Las Vegas reveals the Latino influence in Nevada.

The billboards and shops advertising in Spanish anything from Mexican, Venezuelan or Salvadoran food to a relaxing massage are just as prevalent as the iconic neon signs in Las Vegas.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates next face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, October 18, in the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Filed under: Latinos • Nevada
In Florida, Cuban coffee meets tea party politics
September 11th, 2011
05:42 PM ET
3 years ago

In Florida, Cuban coffee meets tea party politics

Miami (CNN) - For politicians seeking public office, a stop at the iconic Cafe Versailles is a must.

This Little Havana institution has become a symbol of the strength of the Hispanic vote. Here, Cuban exiles have turned their conservative stance against the Castro regime into a political force to be reckoned with in U.S. politics.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

People in Miami order coffee at Cafe Versailles, an institution that has come to represent the importance of the Hispanic vote.

Filed under: 2012 • Cuba • Florida
Hispanic conservatives keep close eye on Republican debate
June 12th, 2011
07:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Hispanic conservatives keep close eye on Republican debate

(CNN) - As Republicans gear up for Monday's presidential debate in New Hampshire, some conservative Hispanics say they'll be watching closely - and they're hoping to see more than the current field of candidates has offered so far.

"There are no good strong candidates that I see, unless (former Florida Gov.) Jeb Bush enters the race," said DeeDee Garcia Blase, who founded the Somos Republicans conservative Hispanic organization. Now, she heads the Tequila Party, a national organization aimed at galvanizing Hispanic voters on both sides of the political spectrum.

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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire 2012 Debate
Georgia governor signs controversial anti-illegal immigration law
May 13th, 2011
03:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Georgia governor signs controversial anti-illegal immigration law

Atlanta (CNN) - Despite protests outside his office and boycott threats, Georgia's governor on Friday signed into law one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration measures yet enacted by an individual state.

The measure, which Gov. Nathan Deal inked about a month after it cleared the Republican-dominated Georgia legislature, allows law enforcement officers to ask about immigration status when questioning suspects in certain criminal investigations.

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Filed under: Georgia • Immigration • Nathan Deal
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