The comments mark a rare moment of levity on immigration for Romney, and they're a somewhat unusual reference to his family's complicated history in Mexico. "I mean, I say that jokingly," he adds, "but it would be helpful to be Latino."
Romney spent much of the primary season broadcasting a harsh stance on immigration, famously suggesting that he'd make life so unbearable for those in the U.S. without papers that they would "self-deport." Then he moved gingerly to the center once he had clinched his party's nomination, mindful of Latinos' increasingly large slice of the electorate.
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