The Romney camp released a web ad Friday Sept. 30 attacking Rick Perry's stance on immigrations, specifically his past with Mexican migrants.
The minute-and-a-half commercial features the former President of Mexico, Vincente Fox, thanking Perry in a speech for his [giving] access to Mexican migrants to universities in Texas. In the ad, Perry is aligned with the likes of President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
The Mitt Romney message in this particular piece of propaganda is Believe in America: November 6, 2012.
Rick Perry has come under fire recently for signing a 2001 Texas law that granted in-state tuition rates at state universities to illegal immigrant students.
Constituents of Perry's went after him at the multiple Republican debates regarding this issue. In response to the attacks Perry said: If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart.
Michele Bachmann then responded in turn with a web ad in which she states that: Last week, we conservatives were accused of not having a heart. Nothing could be further from the truth. It's just that we have a mind to go with that heart. The Tea Party is particularly focused on border control.
Rachel Weiner, a blogger for The Washington Post, believes that the Romney ad may actually hurt the candidate in terms of the Hispanic vote, since she believe that the clip poses Fox as the bogeyman.
Romney and Perry are currently two of the front runners for the Republican nomination.
Immigration seems to be one of the soft spots in Rick Perry's campaign, but the Texas governor stands by his actions. In Texas in 2001 we had 181 members of the legislature - only four voted against this piece of legislation - because it wasn't about immigration it was about education, quoted Perry, on The Hill website.