Romney Rips Obama's Immigration Approach In High-Profile Speech To Latinos

In the wake of Romney's speech today, an Obama campaign spokesperson hit out at Romney's comments during the primary on the DREAM Act.

"Today Mitt Romney told the largest national gathering of Hispanic elected officials, 'When I make a promise to you, I will keep it.' But in front of an audience of Republican primary voters, he called the DREAM Act 'a handout' and promised to veto it," said Gabriela Domenzain, the director of Hispanic Press for the Obama campaign. "Now after seven days of refusing to say whether or not he'd repeal the Obama administration's immigration action that prevents young people who were brought here through no fault of their own as children from being deported, we should take him at his word that he will veto the DREAM Act as president."

On Friday Obama will speak to the group, where he is expected to encounter a friendlier crowd than Romney did, but the moment of truth for both candidates will not come until November.

Matthew Jaffe is covering the 2012 campaign for ABC News and Univision.

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