Skip to comments.Romney Talks Tough on Immigration
Posted on 11/18/2007 9:27:09 AM PST by Rockitz
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday promised to cut federal funding for cities and states that he considers tolerant of illegal immigration, though he said he was unsure how deep the cuts would be.
The former Massachusetts governor repeated his plans to deny funding to sanctuary cities, states that issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and states that allow the children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition discounts at universities.
"They are practices that, if you will, extend this sanctuary state of mind we have," Romney told more than 200 people gathered at a public library. "I like immigration _ legal immigration."
Romney also outlined a plan for an employment verification card that, he said, would make it easy for companies to determine a prospective employee's citizenship status before hiring.
Romney told reporters he was unsure how much federal funding he would cut. "I can't give you the specifics," he said. The campaign later described the in-state tuition plan as a proposal to "trim back" education funds.
Romney said Saturday he did not think students who are in the U.S. legally should be denied discounted tuition, even if their parents are illegal, but that "people that are here illegally should not be able to get a tuition break that allows illegals to have tuition that's lower than the children of our citizens."
Romney has used the issue to criticize opponent Mike Huckabee, who as governor of Arkansas supported a failed attempt to extend in-state tuition and scholarships to the children of illegal immigrants. Huckabee has said he does not believe students should be punished for crimes committed by their parents.
If you believe he will not flip flop, he seems to flip too often!
We’ve had a number of campaign trail conversions on this issue, but I’m pretty sure it is permanent in both Romney’s and Thompson’s cases. Can’t say the same for the Huckster.
Talk is cheap when it comes from pols. As we know, they will say ANYTHING to get elected. God, just look at Hillary....what a disgusting display of everything evil and dishonest.
Fair enough, but they should not be rewarded for those crimes either.
Mitt lands a solid punch on Huck, feints at Rudi.
he seems to flip too often!
Doubtful if either can even carry their own state!
Hello to a one party system “the Republicrat Party”.
Can you blame them for saying anything. When these candidates have to deal with a 2/3 of American brain dead, how else could they get elected. Most Americans I believe are so consumed with toys and the rest with survival they have no time to really go any further than surface garbage. The political machines, to get elected, just have to try anything. Much of the blame has to be on the MSM, and schools including the worst of all, our higher educational radical institutions.
Most Americans I believe are so consumed with toys and the rest with survival they have no time to really go any further than surface garbage. The political machines, to get elected, just have to try anything.
People (a good percentage) have a real problem with priorities. This mixed with selfishness, ignorance and flat-out stupidity are a huge problem for America and the entire election and governmental process. If you give a key to the hen house to a fox, lots of chickens will get eaten. There is no accountability because THE PEOPLE ARE IGNORING THE GOVERNMENT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING FOR THEM and it has run amuck. It is totally out of control and has degenerated to nothing but a bunch of thugs fighting over who gets to control whatever. And the responsibility for this stops with the American voter and citizen.
People get the govenment THEY DESERVE. And that is the sickening debacle we are watching right now that is so bad, it permits thugs and grifters like the Clintons to even get near our White House...let alone be a President. It is horrifying.
Absolutely right!!!!!! And it has been that way for many centuries. Any surprises? It is always been a crap shoot. Sometimes we get lucky, and sometimes we don’t. Power, corruption, greed has always been with us in politics.
It’s pure pandering and that is all.Look at the track records of these rinos.They are full of excrement.
But it could have been on the flop side of the flip. LOL
He ducked two chances to run against Hitlery. He does not differ with her on illegal immigration. In fact, he doesn't differ with her on much of anything except:
These are important differences, but not sufficient reason to support him. He will move the country leftward only a little slower than Hitlery.
Mitt lands a solid punch on Huck ping!
Rudy is just all talk when it comes to national defense. If he cared, he would take a different position on illegal aliens and immigration.
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