Dobbs to Latino Voters: Let's Be Amigos!

Once rabidly anti-illegal anchor now warms to 'amnesty'
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2009 12:13 PM CST

(Newser) – If Lou Dobbs does indeed run against the only Hispanic in the Senate, New Jersey’s Robert Menendez, he may have to mend some fences with Latino voters—and here he goes. The former CNN anchor, notorious for his views against illegal immigration, gave an interview to Telemundo last week in the interest of “smoothing the water and clearing the air,” his spokesman tells the Wall Street Journal. In the interview, Dobbs said “we need the ability to legalize illegal immigrants under certain conditions.”

Dobbs, it seems, now supports an idea once derided as “amnesty.” “Whatever you have thought of me in the past, I can tell you right now that I am one of your greatest friends and I mean for us to work together,” he said. Interviewer Maria Celeste didn’t quite buy it. “Many Hispanics consider you to be the No. 1 enemy of Latinos,” she reminded him. No, no, Dobbs countered. That’s the result of “efforts of the far left to characterize me in their propaganda as such.” (Read more Lou Dobbs interview stories.)

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