Mitt Romney Abandoned for Newt Gingrich by Hispanic Leaders including OC's Miguel Orozco

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A Hispanic business and community leader in Santa Ana has joined other Hispanics around the country in signing an open letter to Mitt Romney that essentially accuses the GOP presidential candidate of hypocritically running away from his Mexican heritage. "Our purpose here is to advise you that those of us who have stood by you are now withdrawing our backing in favor of Newt Gingrich," reads the letter which the former House speaker's National Hispanic Inclusion Coordinator saw fit to forward to the media. Wonder why?

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The letter paints Romney as a flip-flopper on the Dream Act and a real El Stupido when it comes to solving the problems of millions of Hispanic Americans. The hit piece then goes on to list all the wonderful ways Gingrich has helped the same population.

So that's why his National Hispanic Inclusion Coordinator Cristina Mas saw fit to forward the letter to the media

Among the 19 signatures is Miguel Orozco's. He's an actor, producer and professional consultant who heads the international affairs practice at the Law Offices of James Roche in Santa Ana and a member of the business group the Hispanic 100 of Orange County. Orozco is also a community leader with the Lincoln-Juárez Opportunity Center of Santa Ana, which helps immigrants acquire employment, health care, ESL classes and immigration services.

In 2007, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) named the Guayaquil, Ecuador-born Orozco an Outstanding American by Choice recipient.

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USCIS Director Emilio T. Gonzalez presents award to Miguel Orozco in 2007.
"When he arrived to the United States, even though he could not speak a word of English and was not yet a citizen, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps," reads his USCIS bio. "Mr. Orozco joined the U.S. Marine Corps because he felt that he should give back to his adopted country. He learned English and as he likes to say, learned to love America in the Marines. Mr. Orozco lives by the Marine motto of Semper Fi!"

Others who signed the letter to Romney, which follows on the next page, include former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin, Hispanic 100 of California chairman Mario Rodriguez and our state's Hispanic 100 Youth chairman Robbie G. Munoz.

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Theresa
Theresa

Hey dumb wits, just because he has a little Mexican blood doesn't mean he endorses criminal acts like some do. We're not going to grant another amnesty!

Cheryl_cornell
Cheryl_cornell

I think this will backfire on you. Hard working legal Hispanics are tired of losing good construction jobs to illegals willing to work for less and tired of paying taxes for people that they don't know that want to come here and have ten babies to access our generous welfare system, insulted that you think they will vote for color. I married into a Hispanic family and they do vote for color, the color green so they will be voting for Mitt.

DerailAmnesty.com
DerailAmnesty.com

Spokesmen from various race-baiting organizations and ethnocentric enclaves proclaim their loyalty to someone who wants to supply another immigration amnesty, and they deride an opponent who insists U.S. residency laws must be enforced.

What exactly is the "news" here?

Jerry
Jerry

I rather vote for Obama than a right wing waco like mitt romney who hides his money in the cayman islands or some other far away place. What good is it if they only pay very little in taxes if they are going to hide the money instead of investing it and creating jobs. They might aswell pay the same percentage in taxes as the rest of us if they are just going to put the money under a rock.

Art Pedroza
Art Pedroza

Obama doubled deportations as compared to Bush.  FAIL.

I plan to vote for the presumed Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson.  As Governor of New Mexico he was pro immigration and he is today the best candidate in that regard.  But I do hope Newt beats Mitt for the GOP nomination.

Briansays
Briansays

the middle name willard was the last straw

Culichi1967
Culichi1967

so, these wabs want to vote for newt because he represents their best interests? wtf??? for that matter, they want to support a republikkkan? fucken pendejo, wabs. i guess you do get what you deserve and vote for.

Jose A Herrera
Jose A Herrera

I am a very proud American Citizen who is now retired and living in Merida,Yucatan. Mexicans should not stoop down to the stupid and ignorant level of these idiots who have the gull to criticize and to belittle our great and proud Mexican heritage. Most of them are descendants of recent arrivals from countries in the other side of the world. California was, it is, and will continue to be "Mexican" whether these bigoted racist jerks like it or not. My Santa Barbara California family arrived there way before there was a United States of America. I am very...very proud to have honorably served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as well as twenty eight other members of my family who equally served including a cousin who was awarded the "Congressional Medal Of Honor". These hate mongers are doing a great harm to our beloved "America" - Mandemoslos al diablo y que vayan a "Chingar a su Madre"  VIVA MEXICO !!!

Halo Fan Mike
Halo Fan Mike

What Hispanic roots? Mitt's grandad went to Mexico to get his polygamous freak on after Utah outlawed said lifestyle. Big Mormon settlement in chihuahua at the time that didn't mingle with the locals. Beat feet back to the U.S. when the revolution started

Michelle Quinn
Michelle Quinn

Can anyone blame him for running away, lol The country his father fled. like most is a third world country, were children stave and men often leave their families. It is one of the fattest places in the world and it's population does not care about educating their offspring. So yey, with that record, i would not mention the fact I was Mexican. Try call, calling a Cuban Mexican, It will not be pretty. 

MiguelOrosco43
MiguelOrosco43

This article is pretty stupid..only a few feel that way....

Ertin
Ertin

Well they can send 2000 tacos to Mitt!!

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

Let see how long it take for Mitch Young, 20ftJesus, and 909Jef, to flood the article with theirrambling nonsense, making this whole thing about illegal and bullshit about taxpayers money, which is something that they nor understand or do.  Lookout Gustavo! Albeit this isn’t yourarticle, I m sure they are going to call you out on it.  You got along day ahead of you comrade.

mitch young
mitch young

Yeah, Jorge Arbusto sucked. But the Obama 'deportations' are the result of the policy Bush implemented in the last two years of his regime, after 3 times trying to get us to swallow another amnesty.

As for Johnson, its not surprising he is open borders. Because contrary to what you might think, New Mexico has less than the national average of immigrants (9.7% versus 12.7% of the population). As a long time Hispanic dominated state, it is so poor it doesn't attract foreign immigrants.

Guest
Guest

I"m not voting for Newt. I'm voting for whoever is going to nuke Mexico to make it a buffer between us and all of those dirty Mexicans.

mitch young
mitch young

California was 'Mexican' for about 30 years, max. Before that it was Spanish -- btw, as Mission Santa Barbara was founded in 1785 it's a neat trick to have a family there before  the 'US Existed' , unless you are Chumash

But anyway, even the Californios rebelled against Mexico, sending Mexico City sent governors packing on occasion. When the US took over, there were all of 3000 Spanish speakers in the entire territory. The vast majority of 'Latinos' in this state and country came long, long after the Yankee had made something of the place.

Guest
Guest

"Mexicans should not stoop down to the stupid and ignorant level of these idiots who have the gull to criticize and to belittle our great and proud Mexican heritage."

Why shouldn't you be proud of your Mexican heritage? Why, Mexicans are known for their education, development as a country, wealth, ability to properly care and provide for every child they have, artistic accomplishments with the use of spray paint cans affectionately known as tagging, social interaction activities in large groups known as street gangs, taking extra special care of roosters after a really nasty cockfight, lopping off heads and leaving them around town....

Oh snap. Never mind.

Guest
Guest

Jose, for everyone of you retiring to Mexico, there are a million illegal aliens invading this country. These illegal aliens live at the most basic level, which is survival. They don't care about laws because laws are only for a developed society.

mitch young
mitch young

He still has relatives down there. They still don't seem to intermarry with the real (i.e. Mestizo) Mexicans, but they are loyal to the Mexican state. Then again, the upper class, mostly white Mexican elite don't exactly hang out with the Mestizo/Indio majority either.

Jerry
Jerry

Hey michelle can you blame people from running away from michigan, one of the most danherous places and full of crackheads. 

Montana
Montana

It's weird to me- it seems like the LEGAL Hispanics are now trying to blackmail the government by saying something to the effect of: "give our illegal relatives citizenship or we will continue to send more and take more!!"

mitch young
mitch young

I think those BetaRays have killed off a good portion of your brain cells, Bill.

These guys are backing a loser. I doubt Gingrich will win the nomination, but if he does, he is going to go down in flames -- like Goldwater flames -- in the general.

What is really interesting to me is the sheer ethnocentrism of these people. Just switch 'White' for every 'Hispanic' or Latino in the above. They don't really give a shit about this country -- and I include the former Marine (BFD, I enlisted too, its good money and great for college savings). The evidence is in -- the Mexicanization of this state and this country has been horrible for our economy. Gingrich is stuck in the 80s -- he didn't learn from the fiasco of the last amnesty, thinks we need more foreign mercenaries for our military (hint, we are going to be cutting drastically very soon now) and wants to establish a moon colony. Then again, maybe we can send the Mexicans to the moon.

909Jeff
909Jeff

"When he arrived to the United States, even though he could not speak a word of English and was not yet a citizen, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps," reads his USCIS bio. "Mr. Orozco joined the U.S. Marine Corps because he felt that he should give back to his adopted country. He learned English and as he likes to say, learned to love America in the Marines. Mr. Orozco lives by the Marine motto of Semper Fi!"

Are you kidding me?  He's a model Immigrant! 

And there are 2 F's in Jeff... 

Oh and on a final note... I paid more in taxes last year than I made as a Corporal in the Marines... And I hold multiple securities licenses. I have forgotten more about taxes and monetary policy then you will ever know!

Jerry
Jerry

mitch  guess what pendejo Indians are Mexican. Also when something is stolen from you it still belongs to you. Just because someone steals something from you it doesnt mean that it doesn't belong to you. mitch want I want to know is why your ancestors ran from england? Is it because that island was very shity?

Jerry
Jerry

Guest I wonder why you wont post your name? By the way what country did your ancestors come from? Hey take a trip to detroit and tell me how wonderfull it is.There only destroying 50,000 homes that are curently full of crack heads.

Jerry
Jerry

mitch you mean like how the rich white people here dont hang out with the crackheads like you and your family.

Jerry
Jerry

montana how do you think the indians felt whenmillions of whites from england came here to steal the indians land and kill them including women and children. There is a big diferences when a native of this continent comes to this country to work and wgen an English man comes here to kill Indians and steal!

prado4587
prado4587

Texas has nearly the identical demographic profile as California, 40% of the population is Hispanic...it's more than half of residents aged 18 years old or less are Hispanic in both states. Yet Texas has fared the recession and weak recovery in much better shape than California and has much better prospects for growth in the future than California and the U.S. on average with a largely "Mexican" population.

Jerry
Jerry

mitch go ahead and vote for mitt who ises money from dictators from central america ro close down american companies and then hides his money in other ofshore countries. Keep blaming imigrants for all your problems mitch. When one of your dauthers gets pregnant you can also blame an imigrant.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Interesting that he would take a swipe at us and not stick around to "discuss" it!

Streets
Streets

Beta Ray, is right.......Mitch, you are a Douche!

909Jeff
909Jeff

Well BRB when you graduate high school and then move on to college and eventually to the real world go ahead and give me a call we are always hiring admins and mail room staff.  

Also its called multi tasking and a PHAT tech budget... I have multiple monitors so while I'm working on one and have e-mail on a another I can have a little fun pissing you off on the third... The best part is this IS really pissing you off!

mitch young
mitch young

Hey Marti

I'm on your side -- which is while I'd give you a couple of pointers, if you don't mind

1) ALL CAPS makes you look a little deranged. 

2) read carefully, I said ***legal*** immigrants. We legally let in 1,000,000 people or so per year. And ***legal*** immigrants aren't all that different, in terms of skills or English-language ability, than illegal immigrants. It's nice they did things correctly, but still way too many in my opinion.

3) the recession has decreased the inflow of illegal immigrants. In general, the illegals are here to work. That doesn't mean they don't also take care of all kinds of stuff our government gives them -- either directly or on behalf of their US born insta-citizen kids (kids who obviously wouldn't be here if the parents weren't.

Like I said, I'm on your side, but it helps to argue rationally. 

Marti Hall
Marti Hall

WHY SHOULD THAT SLOW DOWN THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS! THE RECESSION DOESN'T AFFECT THOSE ON PUBLIC SERVICES. THEY ARE ALL LIVING LIKE KINGS ON THE TAXPAYERS MONEY. I GUARANTEE THEIR COUNTRY DOES NOT ALLOW THIS KIND OF EXTORTION.

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

  

Between work and school where would I find the time to sitin front of a computer, and stoop to your level.  Despite of how many ff there might be in your name.   It doesnot change the fact that you still a douche with way too much time in yourhands, just like 20ftjesus and Mitch.   Youcan sit behind a computer and claim to pay taxes, being ex-military, and own multiple“security licenses”, by the evidence I see every time you post multiple blogson multiple articles. It simply tells me that you are nothing more than unculturedswine living a pen and your only priced possession is the very computer you useto waste time every day.  

mitch young
mitch young

To make the above more accurate, I'd say that Mr. Orozco is a fine guy (except for the ethnic activism), and I would have no trouble accepting, oh, 10-50,000 of his like per year. The reality is, however, that we accept nearly 1 million *legal* immigrants per years, and that has not slowed down despite the persistent recession. 

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