Regional
7:56 am
Wed November 9, 2011

White House Latino Summit Coming To Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRWG) The White House has scheduled a "Hispanic Community Action Summit" in Albuquerque as the Obama administration continues to face heat from Latino advocates over the number of deportations and a lack of progress on immigration reform.

The summit, scheduled Nov. 12 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, is part of a larger tour by the White House in cities with large Latino populations. Officials say the summit will cover a wide-range of topics from the economy to health care and immigration.

Similar regional meetings have been held in Las Cruces, New York City, and Las Vegas.

Obama won 67 percent of Latino voters in 2008 but many of those voters have become disillusioned. Unemployment among Hispanics tops 11 percent and many Latinos are losing their homes.

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