Skip to comments.Romney: Obama immigration move makes long term fix harder
Posted on 06/15/2012 2:02:30 PM PDT by Mozilla
"I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered, and should be solved on a long term basis so they know what their future would be in this country," Romney said after a campaign stop in Milford, New Hampshire.
"I would like to seek legislation that deals with this issue and I happen to agree with Marco Rubio as he looked at, considered this issue, he said that this is an important matter that we have to find a long term solution," Romney said.
"I think the action that the president took today makes it more difficult to reach that long term solution because an executive order is, of course, a short term matter and can be reversed by subsequent presidents," Romney said.
In December, Romney said he would veto the DREAM Act if he were president, saying instead he would support a path to residency not citizenship for those who served in the military, but not other DREAM Act proposals.
Later, Romney gave a more detailed version of his stance, tell supporters at a fund-raiser in Florida Republicans needed to offer their own version of the DREAM Act.
"We're going to be able to get Hispanic voters," Mr. Romney said at the private event, which was overheard by a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. "We're going to overcome the issue of immigration."
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If there was no Mitt in the race, you’d have to create one in photoshop to hate. lol. Have a nice weekend, FRiends.
“Well done, Barack Obama - he set a bear trap and Romney stepped right in.”
Right. Obama set this up nicely to split to GOP and to force Romney’s hand on the issue. Now Romney is in support of Rubio’s ideas which are the passage of a Dream Act and immigration reform. And this is why people opposed Rick Perry in the primaries because he also wanted the same things.
This is Checkmate for Rinos. Hatch , Rubio and others are now backed into a corner only to say, we support what the president has done but we are outraged by how he did it without the cover of congress. We will purge rinos with as much zest and zeal as we will the democrats and marxists. Hatch and others will pay for this in November.
I am no Romney supporter, but I will be surprised if Obama's poll numbers don't drop over this.
Its obvious Obama is in serious trouble. He isn't even trying to go after the middle, just doing everything to hang on to his far left base.
The problem for Romney, Rubio, and yes Obama too, is that we have legislation on our books today, to deal with it.
We don’t need one more bit of legislation to deal with it.
Enforce the F’ing laws on our books, and get back to me when you (Romney, Rubio, and Obama too) have.
Very true. And of course, they've already benefited by whatever degree they've managed to exploit our country's generosity after sneaking across the border.
Seems like those in favor of a "Dream Act" think that because illegals and their offspring have finagled a way to exploit the gravy train, they should thus be rewarded in perpetuity for their clever coup.
Has anybody realized the Nov election, no matter who ‘wins’, had been nullified?
Obama and Co. just ensured it will be dragged out in court, and possibly creating a Constitutional crisis. Someone(s) want to start a civil unrest real bad.
With Rubio and other moderates on our side, how can we not "win"? I am totally pissed.
As Mr Rogers would say, “Can you spell Etch-a-Sketch?”
We’ve been down this road before and you are tone deaf on it so I expect nothing.
Perry is not for a national dream act but for states rights to do as they think best about all these children dumped on them by federal failure to secure the border.
His plan to secure to border was endorsed by Joe Arpaio.
He refused to talk about immigration reform until the border was secure and said within one year of taking office he would have the border secured.
But you would rather repeat distortions.
Most certainly Perry was not for the President whether named Romney or Obama making up immigration policy by executive fiat.
He is a states rights guy.
This is the problem with Romney. He's playing the progressive game and he'll end up losing. He has a chance here to draw a line and distinguish himself from Choomer and he blows it. He should put out a statement pointing out the cynical plan 0bama is pushing, and issue a statement that he refuses to divide America into groups. I don't know how to word it, but he has some highly paid people on the campaign that can formulate a good message out of this. If he's just going to say "me too but not as much", we as a country lose
And some of you think Romney will be an improvement over Obama.
They also were mad at Newt for saying that people who had lived in the U.S. for 25 years could stay. At least most of those people would have been leaving the job market. Instead, we will now have a ton of young illegals competing for jobs with the college idiots who just paid $200,000 for college. The GOP and the Democrats suck. Throw the bums out.
No mass deportation, rather SELF deportation. It works if it's tried.
The chickens from GOP fecklessness is coming home...to roost.
Hey, I’m from IL too. We aren’t all Romney Kool-Aid drinkers. My dad came from the Dixon area. True Reagan country. He’s with the Lord now, and he’s probably averting his eyes in shock from this wholesale abandonment of the rule of law we’re living through today. And everytime I think of that, I think about that man of lawlessness predicted in Scripture. I’m not saying it’s anyone in particular. But there certainly seems to be more than enough candidates who would fit that bill.
There have been a number of FReepers recently who have suggested that Romney may/will choose Rubio as VP. I am taking those statements much more seriously now than I did previously.