CORAL GABLES, Fla. — President Obama will answer questions Thursday about immigration, education and other issues important to Latino voters at a meet-the-candidate event here sponsored by Univision, a day after Republican rival Mitt Romney appeared at the same forum.
Obama will appear before a live audience, made up of students and Democratic supporters, at the University of Miami's BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. The event will be live-streamed in English at 2 p.m. on the Univision Noticias Facebook Page and in both English and Spanish at Univisionnoticias.com. Univision will broadcast the event at 10 p.m. Thursday night on its television network.
Hispanic voters, who overwhelmingly supported Obama over Sen. John McCain in 2008, had grown frustrated at the Obama administration's record on immigration reform, but Obama in June announced an executive order that his administration would no longer deport some illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children and were otherwise law-abiding residents.
In Florida, the largest swing state with 29 electoral college votes, Obama is counting on big turnout from Latinos in November.