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Governor Mitt Romney On The Senate Immigration Agreement (He's against it)
MittRomney.com ^ | 05-17-2007 | Mitt Romney

Posted on 05/17/2007 3:58:23 PM PDT by loreldan

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To: kabar

Agree


51 posted on 05/17/2007 5:36:30 PM PDT by loreldan (Without coffee I am nothing. Romney supporter for now...)
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To: California Patriot

I don’t think that Romney considers legal immigration of equal or greater importance than illegal immigration and border security, but I do think he’s mindful that once you go forward with kicking the illegals out and making them “get in line” to apply legally (as he mentioned in the 2nd debate), you may have a problem—in the short term—filling a lot of low-paying jobs that they’d be leaving (i.e. the ones that many Americans might consider undesirable). That’s where improvements in legal immigration might be helpful so as to not cause potential economic problems.


52 posted on 05/17/2007 5:36:47 PM PDT by VegasBaby
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To: VegasBaby

Could be.


53 posted on 05/17/2007 5:37:50 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: loreldan

“I strongly oppose today’s bill going through the Senate. It is the wrong approach. Any legislation that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the country indefinitely, as the new ‘Z-Visa’ does, is a form of amnesty. That is unfair to the millions of people who have applied to legally immigrate to the U.S.”

I keep liking this guy. I don’t wanna ‘cause he’s just a little too slick to trust, but he keeps saying the right things.


54 posted on 05/17/2007 5:43:31 PM PDT by Grunthor ( If you're going to call Islam a religion can we now call Auschwitz a theme park?)
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To: loreldan
btt

STOP AMNESTY NOW!! WE CAN DO IT!!

55 posted on 05/17/2007 5:49:15 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: California Patriot

If you dont understand how badly the legal immigration system needs fixing, you don’t understand the immigration system as a whole. We forbid the wrong people, admit the wrong people, have wrong legal procedures, too many visa categories, too many family/chain migration, have the ‘anchor baby’ problem, etc. Our borken legal immigration system, created by a Kennedy bill in 1964, is the source of our illegal immigration problem.

Amnesties and lax borders only exacerbate the problem.

To throw out a simplistic statement about needing less immigration (Why?) without even noticing that it would require changes to our legal immigration system is oxymoronic.

Romney is 100% right.


56 posted on 05/17/2007 6:27:26 PM PDT by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: California Patriot

I see it: “With this bill, the American people are going to think they are being sold the same bill of goods as before on border security. We should scrap this bill and the whole debate until we can convince the American people that we have secured the borders or at least have made great headway.”

I’m troubled by the words “are going to think”. This is pretty vague.


57 posted on 05/17/2007 6:29:21 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Plutarch

I am Duncan Hunter Supporter but I definately have to give Governor Romney credit for taking a strong stand on this issue. This will certainly go a long ways towards establishing Romney’s credibility with the conservative base.


58 posted on 05/17/2007 6:46:30 PM PDT by dschapin (Duncan Hunter, 08!)
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To: loreldan

1st out of the gate


59 posted on 05/17/2007 7:07:27 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Republican Red

Bush will might get Gonzales to resign and appoint Cornyn Attorney General, so Cornyn won’t be able to oppose the bill. But then again Bush is pretty stubborn about Gonzales.


60 posted on 05/17/2007 7:34:15 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Typo: Bush might get Gonzales....


61 posted on 05/17/2007 7:35:55 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
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To: Grunthor
"I keep liking this guy. I don’t wanna ‘cause he’s just a little too slick to trust, but he keeps saying the right things."

Romney isn't slick....he's just that damn good!

He would bring welcome refreshing skills to Washington.

62 posted on 05/17/2007 7:45:37 PM PDT by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: gubamyster

Romney has my vote for 08!


63 posted on 05/17/2007 7:46:44 PM PDT by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: loreldan

I still have my doubts about Mitt on gun control. I may buy a Bushmaster and a bunch of 30 round mags before I vote for him, and I am intending to vote for him. :^)


64 posted on 05/17/2007 8:07:28 PM PDT by claudiustg (I curse you, Rudy of the Giuliani!)
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To: California Patriot

>>>What’s this about “strengthen our legal immigration system.” What does it mean, and why is it such an urgent need that it belongs in this brief statement?<<<

The immigration issue has been a central part of Romney’s platform. A central part of his plan is to not only put barriers in front of illegal immigrants and fines upon businesses that hire them, but to also increase the number of skilled individuals (v. our current system which places little emphasis in this regard) entering our nation and expedite the process.

He’s said that our immigration system is upside down. If you’re illiterate, don’t speak English, and will be a drain on our society, you’re free to just walk across the border. However, if you’re a skilled individual who could enhance our economy, advance technology, and pay for yourself, it’s far, far too difficult to be able to come here and work in your chosen profession.

I have Romanian, Polish, and French friends with skills in IT, engineering, and architecture. All of them speak English fluently. They have had an incredibly difficult time coming here. The French girl grew tired of waiting and moved to Montreal, instead. Not her first choice, but our screwed up immigration system made it too difficult for her to come here.

I’m a fan of the idea. If foreigners come to our universities to earn advanced degrees and could contribute to our economy, why shouldn’t we let them stay? It makes no sense to force them to go home.

http://mitt-tv.mittromney.com/?showid=45848
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVe-mn_J2m8

Contrary to popular opinion, America is not the friendliest place in the world for a skilled immigrant, especially one from Eastern/Central Europe.


65 posted on 05/17/2007 8:41:53 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: WOSG

I understand that it needs fixing. But Romney’s statement should have clearly focused on ILLEGALS. THAT’S the issue right now.


66 posted on 05/17/2007 8:44:04 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: Andy'smom

You’re quite right. By this, Thompson may just be trying to point out the unpopularity of this nonsense with the American people. But if so, he should have said he agrees with the sentiment that it’s “the same bill of goods,” which it more or less is.


67 posted on 05/17/2007 8:45:36 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: AmericanMade1776; bcbuster; bethtopaz; Bluestateredman; Capt. Cox; cardinal4; carton253; cgk; ...

Ping!


68 posted on 05/17/2007 9:41:38 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Mitt Romney for President '08)
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To: loreldan

Bump


69 posted on 05/17/2007 9:43:36 PM PDT by JCEccles (“Politics ain’t beanbag” Finley Peter Dunne)
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To: GOP Poet
I know this is harsh,

It's not harsh. It's the right thing to do. Good post!

70 posted on 05/17/2007 9:56:08 PM PDT by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: tiger-one
One statement from Mitt does not absolve him from being RINO.

You mean Mitt waited until todays vote to express his opinion?

While Mitt is not exactly a veritable Tancredo, he has been against amnesty. His position against amnesty is a prominent reason why I have been a Mitt supporter-- of the conceivably viable candidates, Romney has the best record and position.

71 posted on 05/17/2007 10:11:39 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: TAdams8591
Thanks for the ping! Seems like we've got a lot of new people on the Romney Ping List lately.

I saw this great news on the Jim DeMint thread. DeMint has endorsed Romney === and they BOTH oppose amnesty. Go Mitt!

• Send FReep Mail to Unmarked Package to get [ ON ] or [ OFF ] the Mitt Romney Ping List

72 posted on 05/17/2007 10:23:35 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate (Romney/DeMint?)
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To: redgirlinabluestate

Good for DeMint! I’m glad there are people like him and Romney who see this sham for what it really is. Hmm, I’m starting to think a Romney/DeMint ticket would unstoppable. We need brave leadership like this. McCain should be ashamed of himself.


73 posted on 05/17/2007 10:27:43 PM PDT by VegasBaby
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To: patriciamary

Mitt changes his chance to fit his agenda.

????? Explain please.


74 posted on 05/17/2007 10:27:45 PM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: napscoordinator

Sorry, my mistake, Mitt changes his stance depending on his agenda.I think you know what I mean.He reminds me of a used car salesman.


75 posted on 05/17/2007 11:09:42 PM PDT by patriciamary
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To: patriciamary

Sorry, my mistake, Mitt changes his stance depending on his agenda.I think you know what I mean.He reminds me of a used car salesman.

I thought the same way until the debates. The thing I like about him is that he communicates extremely well which we have been lacking. Thank you so much for replying back!!! Have a great weekend.


76 posted on 05/17/2007 11:13:40 PM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: loreldan
Mitt: exactly right on this. We can judge his sincerity by how much he continues to speak out against it.

He made a good hit on McCain over his complicity in the various shamnesty schemes in the Senate.
77 posted on 05/18/2007 12:08:54 AM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: loreldan

Hey Mitt, spend some money and get that opinion on the tube before it’s too late !


78 posted on 05/18/2007 12:13:59 AM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: Gene Eric

YES.


79 posted on 05/18/2007 1:15:56 AM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: Plutarch

What is Mitt’s position on illegals? Focusing on amnesty, is only on element of this situation.

Mitt does not have the best record or position on the illegals,Duncan Hunter does.

And what did Mitt say when it was voted on by the senate last year?


80 posted on 05/18/2007 2:30:48 AM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: exhaustedmomma
exhaustedmomma wrote: pong ~~I just don’t trust him.~~

You just don't know him, Mitt don't lie.

81 posted on 05/18/2007 4:09:42 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: TheLion; All

He also vetoed drivers license for Illegals.... That is why I like him. He knows the word Veto....


82 posted on 05/18/2007 4:57:12 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Mitt Romney 08)
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To: KevinDavis
He also vetoed drivers license for Illegals

Bump.

83 posted on 05/18/2007 4:59:05 AM PDT by JCEccles (“Politics ain’t beanbag” Finley Peter Dunne)
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To: California Patriot
>>>but only political junkies will get it.

Mitt Romney, "Politics is sports for old guys"

84 posted on 05/18/2007 9:01:10 PM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: loreldan

Romney is not my favorite, but I applaud him for taking this stand.


85 posted on 05/18/2007 9:02:21 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: claudiustg

Agreed. Mitt’s gun record has been seriously misrepresented here on FR. I am a Vet and hunter and not claiming Mitt is Rambo or anything but he isn’t a gun grabber. The NRA-ILA endorsed the gun bill he signed in Mass. and spoke out about the Boston Globe lies about it. the Boston Gllobe lies have been cycled over and over here on FR. Unmarked Package’s homepage has more about Mitt’s stance on guns. Sheriff Joe Arapiao from Ariz. enodrses him. That’s a good endorsement for guns and stopping illegal immigration in my book.


86 posted on 05/18/2007 9:11:38 PM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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