Skip to comments.Romney agrees with Rubio on immigration policy: ‘We have to find a long-term solution’
Posted on 06/16/2012 3:25:30 PM PDT by WilliamIII
Friday afternoon, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said that he tends to agree with Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubios stance on immigration policy.
In response to President Barack Obamas changed position on the issue and decision to selectively enforce illegal immigration law Rubio said its a short-term answer to a long-term problem.
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 in a statement provided to The Daily Caller. 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, just a short-term matter it can be reversed by subsequent presidents.
Id like to see legislation that deals with this issue, and I happen to agree with Marco Rubio as he looked at this issue, Romney continued. He said that this is an important matter, that we have to find a long-term solution, but that the presidents action makes reaching a long-term solution more difficult. If Im president, well do our very best to have that kind of long-term solution that provides certainty and clarity for the people who come into this country through no fault of their own by virtue of the action of their parents.
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If these two want to help mexicans over US citizens might I suggest they both move to mexico.....
Weasel words from the Governor who repeatedly warned his gardeners about hiring illegals.
Even though I disagree with the entire issue, Romney did it right. He basically neutralized Obama’s attempt to differentiate himself from Romney on the question of a long term solution to the disaster created by our dysfunctional government that places politics before the will of America’s REAL citizens and the law.
Regardsless of the pre-election politics that are being played here, the issue will have to be addressed if Obama is thrown out, and America can clean up its fiscal priorities, due to the cost to the American taxpayer to support illegals which is HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS per year (all aspects and impacts of illegals) — a staggering sum.
As with most other ‘problems’ facing America, today, all that is needed is to ENFORCE the CURRENT LAWS on the books.
For this one:
1. Secure the border
2. Arrest and deport
3. Arrest those aiding and abetting the insurgency
4. Repeat from step 1
It ain’t rocket science...
Good Lord and people call me a troll when I say that Obama and Romney are one in the same....Good Grief.
Willard is just kowtowing to the GOPe. The GOPe likes their cheap Meh-hican labour. Shamnesty has no place in US law. It’s racism. This is a LOSING issue.
They don't praise Obama's usurpation of congressional authority in any way but instead condemn it as a 'short-term solution' to the 'immigration problem'. A mild criticism, at best but one that keeps their options open so that if there is a huge backlash on this, Romney/Rubio can hammer Obama all day long on this action. However, if the polls show citizens approve of this (I hope not), they cannot be accused of being anti-immigrant and their tepid disapproval now won't be an issue in the campaign.
Weak? You bet - but they're politicians, not crusaders and certainly not conservatives. Still, no matter how calculated, it's not a bad response. Let's hope the opposition to this latest Obama outrage is big and sustained, as it should be.
My concern is that all the media blather about how 'humane' and 'compassionate' this partial, de facto amnesty is will resonate with the gullible public that won't stop to consider the very negative ramifications making millions of illegal aliens 'legal' will have on our economy, culture and politics. They'll find out - too late.
Enforce the law!!!!!!
Calculated is right. What would our founding fathers think of a man who can't stand up to evil. He is more worried about looking pretty or sounding pretty then governing like a stateman. He has to “create” who he is. How pathetic.
Virgil Goode is pushing for a moratorium on immigration. Some politicians aren’t wimps. just sayin’...
Whatever it takes!
Seeing Rubio and ROmeny mentioned quite a bit lately. Is this whom he is taking on as a VP? Take your bets everyone.
Where did “close the borders first” go? Without that, amnesty is just another scam by the GOP-DEM-E on Americans.
Well, Newt Gingrich said much the same thing and I don’t recall him being vilified on this site.