Finally talking immigration, Romney addresses Latinos

Mitt Romney tried to make up ground with Hispanic voters in a speech today, promising a long-term solution to allow young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, but offering just a few minor immigration proposals.

"Some people have asked if I will let stand the president’s executive action. The answer is that I will put in place my own long-term solution that will replace and supersede the president’s temporary measure," Romney told several hundred Hispanic public officials.

His appearance at a meeting of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials was greeted with tepid applause and a few scattered boos.

Photo credit: Mitt Romney addresses the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Annual Conference at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, June 21, 2012. REUTERS/David Manning