Obama reaches out to Latino voters in Spanish-language campaign ad

The Obama campaign is reaching out to Latino voters with a new Spanish-language television ad released Tuesday. In the ad, Obama speaks straight to the camera in Spanish. The ad aims to tout Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Obama’s June directive that is popular among many Latino voters. Also released Tuesday was an ad from Mitt Romney, also aimed at Spanish speakers, but spoken in English with Spanish subtitles.

Romney opposed the Obama administration’s decision to grant deferred action, which the Obama campaign points out in its ad. Romney has also said he would veto the Dream Act, a bill that would grant legal status to some of the same undocumented young people as the deferred action directive, and legislation that holds strong support among Latino voters.

“In the young people known as the DREAMers, I see the same qualities that Michelle and I try to instill in our daughters,” Obama says in Spanish in the ad airing in Nevada, as translated by the campaign. “They respect their parents, they study for a better life and they want to give back to the only country they know and love. As a father, they inspire me. And as a President, their courage has reminded me that no obstacle is too great. No road too long.”

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