Jansing and Co | August 15, 2012
>>> it's a landmark day for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. today they can start applying for temporary work permits under the obama administration's deferred action initiative. it gives a two-year reprieve to young people brought to the united states illegally when they were under 16. i'm joininged by jose diaz ballard. 1.8 million people. what does this mean for latino voters?
>> imagine that those brought here through no fault of their own, and find out as they progress in life and want to get a driver's license and want to see how to consider their studies, they parents say even though you may not know another country, you're not from here and don't have any rights. think about the eflkt it has for their families. it tells them for two years you will not have to fear looking over your shoulder everywhere you go, any time you leave the house it won't be an act of fear because you cannot be deported for something that your parents did. it's fascinating i.g one of the great things in this country is you can never be convicted for the crimes of your parents. except if you're a dreamer. so if your parents steal money, you can't be put in jail for that. but if you're a dreamer, you do serve the consequences of your parent.
>> jose, is this enough? will latino voters say, all right the president fulfilled the promises he said.
>> he said if the president got the presidency within 100 days in the first year, he would have comprehensive immigration reform . that did not happen. so our polls show that 70% of latinos support the president, but will there be an incentive to go vote?
>> the national polling, which you watch long with us, is definitely favoring president obama . he's leading by 40 points. george will said if romney doesn't hit the magic number of 31% of the latino vote, he will not be elected. what's your take?
>> my take is that the republicans need to have some latino support. 50.4 million latinos in this country. more could vote in 2012 . that's a big chunk of america's voting population. let's see what he does from today when both he and ryan in the past been opposed to the dream act . ryan voted against it. romney said he would veto it as president. they are changing their tune. let's see what tune they are changing to.
>> let's talk three states we have to talk about. there's basically a tier one of states. colorado, florida and nevada. if latino turnout goes up in those three states, obama wins the election.
>> most effected by the foreclosure crisis. most affected by latino unemployment. in the united states , it's 10.3%. in those states it's much higher. at the final analysis people worry about their kids and their kids' future and if they are going to have a job. that's priority number one.
>> okay. again, we were noting this entire conversation today because of dreamers. 1.8 million.
>> such an important day.