For the Seventh Consecutive Weekend, the Sunday Public Affairs Programs Feature Discussions about Immigration or the Latino Vote
By Micheal E. Hill
Sunday, April 1, 2012 -- 3:35 pm EDT
--Updated on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm EDT--
For the seventh week in a row, there was at least one discussion about immigration, demographics, or the Latino vote during the Sunday public affairs programs. Latino vote-related references on the April 1, 2012, Sunday public affairs programs were made by Candy Crowley and Dana Bash of CNN, Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times, conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter, former Obama White House official Van Jones, conservative commentator George Will, and ABC News' Terry Moran.
The following is a summary of the immigration-, refugee-, or demographic-related comments that were made during the April 1, 2012, Sunday public affairs programs:
- ABC - This Week. The guest list for the April 1, 2012, edition of ABC's "This Week" program included ABC political commentator and Washington Post columnist George Will, former Obama White House official Van Jones, conseverative commentator Ann Coulter, "Nightline" co-anchor Terry Moran, and New York Times columnist Matt Bai, who engaged in several lively discussions about immigration and the Latino vote. During one discussion, Ann Coulter referred derisively to the law that requires emergency rooms to treat illegal immigrants in emergencies. During another, the panelists discussed the prospects of Marco Rubio joining the 2012 GOP ticket as former Governor Romney's running mate and the power (or lack thereof) of the Latino vote.
- CNN - State of the Union. The guest list for the April 1, 2012, edition of CNN's "State of the Union" program included host Candy Crowley, CNN's Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, and Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times, who participated in speculation about who former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) will name as his running mate and how the need for him to increase his support in the Latino community might impact his decision.
Click on the Play Button, above, to view immigration- and Latino Vote-related video clips from the April 1, 2012, Sunday public afairs programs