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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    Who cares besides for TEAvangelicals. This is just another reason for the right to despise Willard.

    January 16, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    A valid question to ask is whether or not George Romney gave up his Mexican citizenship prior to Mitt being born. If Mitt had ever been a dual citizen, he is not eligible. I know this because I had dual citizenship, and I was told I was ineligible to run for an office that required me to be natural-born citizen without ties to another country. If George Romney did give up his citizenship pror to Mitt being born, then Mitt is eligible to run for the office.

    January 16, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    He's an anchor baby.

    January 16, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    George romney came back here illegally. His father hightailed it to Mexico to avoid prosecution for polygamy. Look it up.

    January 16, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  5. TB

    I want to see Romney's birth certificate...the REAL one!

    January 16, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  6. TB

    Seriously folks...we should start an anti-Romney birther movement and give the righties a taste of their own medicine...

    January 16, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  7. Kenny K

    Where were birthers when Romney's father ran for president? Also, are they going to ask for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum's birth certificates since their fathers were foreign born just like president Obama's? I am waiting.

    January 16, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  8. Fair is Fair


    I want to see Romney's birth certificate...the REAL one!
    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.

    January 16, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Wait, is Mittens an anchor baby? We better see his long-form birth certificate AND his tax returns!

    January 16, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  10. GI Joe

    Turn-about is fair play......................................

    January 16, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. Al-NY,NY

    Cmon Mittens. The birth certificate please

    January 16, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  12. 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.

    January 16, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. DumbasRocks [R]s

    So let's summarize: The GOP primary leader is a Mexican wetback anchor baby who loves to speak French, and whose Morman religion is not even considered Christian. Only in America....

    ......only in America can you find a witless group of francophobic, jingoistic [R]etards who despise anyone who does not follow their narrow view of chistian evangelicalism.....and only in America can you find that same group to be so uberpartisanly fearmongered that they will sell their souls and hypocritcally nominate the very thing they claim to despise...and only in America will a candidate be so shallow to sell his soul and take up the political flag for the very group that claims to despise his origins. about a bunch of rudderless slack-jaws. And this is what passes for "conservative" in today's America? True conservatives can be seen shaking their heads in disgust.

    January 16, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  14. DumbasRocks [R]s

    "....if we make this a mandatory requirement for EVERYONE, we won't ever have to endure the nonsense that we went through before."

    Why, did G. Bush have something wrong with his birth certificate? Because, yes, the country SURELY doesn't want to endure THAT nonsense again.

    Idiots like you were dragged kicking and screaming by [D]s into the prosperity of the 1990's. Then you [R]s cheered as your "Chosen One" ruined America. Most humans would learn a lesson from that. But you witless malignants will once again kick and scream yourselves into a deluded trance as the [D]s get us out of the current [R]-caused mess. I thought it was geneticaly impossible for modern humans to be so stupid.

    January 16, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  15. Tartan Lady

    I just "assumed" everyone who ran for POTUS/VPOTUS had to present their BirthCert before becoming the Party's nominee. The ques is..WHO do they present it to?? DNC/RNC Chairs?? Chief JusticeSCOTUS?? WHO is the "Official" decider whether the BC is "legal"? The truth is..This has never been "tested" before now, that I am aware of. MAYBE the SCOTUS should review the Constution and let us know.

    January 16, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  16. The Real Tom Paine

    Fair is Fair


    I want to see Romney's birth certificate...the REAL one!
    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.
    I agree. I would hate to see Donald Trump announcing to the world that he had found proof that Mitt Romney was not elegible to be president, either. By the way, didn't the Donald say that Romney had closed " ...a few nice little deals", and that he did not really understand the economy the way he did?

    January 16, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. Sandy

    Where's his birth certificate? And tax returns please!

    January 16, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  18. Fair is Fair

    To DumbAsRocks and Tom Paine –

    You two really need to get a grip. The "nonsense" I was referring to is the "birther" nonsense. Your hatred of anything and anyone not Obama ha affected your ability to be rational. How sad.

    January 16, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  19. gg

    for two years i heard obama was not a christian and not fit to be in the white house–now the republicans want to replace a christian with a mormon

    January 16, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    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.
    I believe that it already is mandatory. It is. The detailed information isn't mandated to be made public. The Bush administration and the Congress certified Sen. Obama as the President-elect. 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.

    January 16, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  21. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    When is Obama, Mr. Most Transparently Opaque President in history, going to release his college transcripts and papers??? The American people have a right to know if they are voting for a socialist or communist. It's pretty clear he doean't like capitalism. Also want to know all his clients at the law firms and what they worked on. How much money he made, etc.

    January 16, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  22. Indy

    It's time for Donald Chump Trump to get his massive team of investagators on this pronto ! I promise you will be surprised by what they find.

    January 16, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |

    PAPERS PLEASE*in my Sherriff Arpaio voice*

    January 16, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  24. Penny Anne

    Romney's cousin in Mexico is wrong about Mexican employment. We have plenty of guest worker Mexicans as well as illegal workers here in Colorado. But they now refuse to work in the orchards and take construction jobs and restaurant jobs instead. Our famous peach orchards, etc. are failing because no one will pick the fruit. And on the eastern side the Mexicans work under the table for less money than U.S. citizens can. Those employers who hire illegals should be jailed instead of making huge profits illegally.
    Also, many Mid-Eastern men cross our borders illegally, and some of them could be potential terrorists.

    January 16, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  25. Rudy NYC

    Judging from some of the not well thought out remarks, it looks like the birthers are going to make a comeback during the 2012 campaigns. To suggest that a President's birth certificate has never been checked before Obama released his to the public is beyond ridiculous.

    January 16, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
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