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Topic - Ignacio Garcia
President John F. Kennedy was supposed to just stop by and wave hello. Instead, a group of eager Hispanics persuaded him to come inside and speak to a packed room of Mexican-American civil rights activists.
Two decades after her conversion to the Mormon faith, Honduran-born Antonella Cecilia Packard finds herself on a new mission: to defeat Mitt Romney and any Mormon politician who betrays what she sees as a basic Mormon principle of protecting immigrants.
"That evening ... that's where it began," said Ignacio Garcia, author of "Viva Kennedy: Mexican Americans in Search of Camelot" and a history professor at Brigham Young University. "But because very few people know about the meeting, it's like it never happened."
"We view immigration as a God event," said Ignacio Garcia, a history professor at Brigham Young University and a Sunday school teacher at his