Romney's relatives south of the border
January 16th, 2012
01:54 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney's relatives south of the border

Colonia Juarez, Mexico (CNN) - In the rolling hills of northern Mexico, about 180 miles south of the U.S. border, lies a community that stands out for its religious roots. The houses in this community surrounded by peach and apple orchards look more like homes you would find in the American Southwest than in Mexico. On top of a hill stands a gleaming white Mormon temple, a rarity in this largely Catholic country.

Miles Anthony Romney is a resident in this community called Colonia Juarez and a practicing Mormon. The 50-year-old owner of orchards and a fruit packing plant says his family descends from Mormons who settled in this area more than 125 years ago.


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  1. Talaat

    Take it easy everyone. I agree it was unfair the way the birth certificate issue for Obama was handled. I have a hard time just getting over the fact that Mr. Romney's father and grandfather are Hispanic and he shows so much disdain to give relief to the Hispanics who have lived decent lives in this country and are people of character. Is he afraid to called an Hispanic. This would be an Historic thing an Hispanic President. We Americans have come a long way. We should be proud that American dream is well and alive. However, good luck to him running against Obama. I am an undecided Republican and I do not believe for one minute that he can match up with Obama as a politician or a debater either. I think Republicans are choosing another John Mccain in the person of Romney to run against President Obama. We know the results with Mccain and I feel sorry that we have to see history repeating itself. I really am sorry.

    January 16, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    The libtards in here need to get a grip... Almost all of our grand fathers were born in other countries. So in a few short generations Romney's family became multi-millionaires through hard work, turly the American dream. I know the leftists will hold that against him because they hate the American dream.
    Both my parents emmigrated, and know far more about the American dream than people like Romney. His family left the United States because they disagreed with the LDS Church caving on polygamy, so check your facts, please. We don't have envy him because he belongs to a successful family, we oppose him because his policies do not open opportunites for our children, only his kids and grandkids. Its odd that you would be bringing up envy, but, faced with a candidate with as thin a resume as Mitt's, I guess its the only thing the GOP has left. Wow, a 1-term governor who has spent more time running for his next job than he spent in the last one: that's a visionary! By the way, " turly"?

    January 16, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth:

    When is Obama, Mr. Most Transparently Opaque President in history, going to release his college transcripts and papers???
    Whenever you learn to actually speak The Truth and Nothing But the Truth. Which is never. And, that's the truth.

    January 16, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Notice how the crazy right wingnuts now want grades released? For a group of fiscal conservatives (f-tards), bigots (b-tards) and rabid right wingnuts (r-tards), their talking points have become as stupid as they are.

    January 16, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  5. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    Where's the birth certificate?

    January 16, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  6. Gale

    Hey Sandy, until Mr. Romney is actually running for President, right now he is just running to be the Republican candidate for President) he doesn't need to show proof of his birth or his income tax returns. Before you go spouting off liberal drivel, check out the facts!!

    January 16, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  7. Birther Movement

    Produce the birth certificate!
    The REAL one!
    The LONG version one.

    Prove Romney is legal!

    January 16, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    So do I. Hopefully, if we make this a mandatory requirement for EVERYONE, we won't ever have to endure the nonsense that we went through before
    Wow lady, you're a closet Birther to boot?!

    January 16, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Rudy NYC
    The fact that Obama's birth certivicate ever became the overblown issue that it became is an indelible stain on the office of the POTUS
    I beg to difer Rudy. I see it as an idelible stain on the Party that encouraged the irrational furor to grow wings and take flight: the GOP/Teatards.

    January 16, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    We ALL walked away with the same message from your post Fair. May I suggest that you learn how to express yourself more clearly so that you won't be so "misunderstood".

    January 16, 2012 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
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