Republicans gathering in South Florida to improve the party's outreach to Hispanic voters will tackle trade, education — and the elephant in the room, immigration — at a conference organized by the new Hispanic Action Network.

Friday's conference is part of a growing number of Republican efforts to reach out to Latinos in advance of next year's election. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who supports comprehensive immigration reform, is co-chairing the conference at the Biltmore Hotel in the Miami suburb of Coral Gables. Among the featured speakers is Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who voted against comprehensive reform three times in the last decade.