Nevada Republicans Court Latino Vote

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada Republicans have begun to court Latino voters, but they aren't softening their anti-illegal immigration rhetoric.

In recent weeks, Sen. Dean Heller and U.S. Rep. Joe Heck have met with members of a Las Vegas Hispanic group only to affirm their opposition to immigration reform policies supported by many Latino voters.

Heller and Heck both told the Hispanics in Politics group that they oppose the DREAM Act, which seeks to create a path toward citizenship for some illegal immigrants who complete college or join the military.

Heller and Heck also said they want to overhaul the 14th Amendment so that some children of illegal immigrants can no longer become citizens.

Some Hispanics are applauding Heller and Heck's straight talk.

But critics say it won't win over Latino voters.

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