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Obama to Promote Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas CBS KXNT- As immigration reform returns to the front burner on Capitol Hill, Las Vegas will welcome the President of the United States on Tuesday. President Obama has chosen Nevada as the place to make the policy speech that will launch the negotiation on a new bill proposed by members of the Senate from both parties.

The president may have chosen Nevada because the state has one of the fastest growing legal and illegal immigrant populations in the nation. And Nevada Latinos have now supported the president in two elections, La Raza Regional Field Coordinator Fernando Romero told KXNT on Monday.

While La Raza views the immigration reform as an economic issue, not partisan one, that doesn’t mean politics plays no role, Romero said.

The Hispanic voters put a heavy exclamation mark on our participation as far as voting is concerned,” he said, “And I think both parties realize that the Hispanic vote is one to contend with.”

Romero says partisanship on the subject seems to be diminishing. U.S. Senators from both parties who are crafting the legislation are approaching it with “wide” minds, he told KXNT.

The president will speak at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas just before noon on Tuesday.

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