Skip to comments.Romney won't say he'll overturn immigration order
Posted on 06/17/2012 7:52:00 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) Mitt Romney is refusing to say that he would overturn President Barack Obama's new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.
The Republican presidential candidate tells CBS Face the Nation that if hes president, Obamas executive order would be overtaken by events by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution.
Romney was asked three times in the interview if he would overturn Obamas order, but he didnt directly answer the question. Instead, he said would work to pass a law to help those young people who were brought in by their parents through no fault of their own. Romney said he doesnt know why Obama feels stop-gap measures are the right way to go.
The candidates comments represent a further softening of his rhetoric on immigration since the GOP primary campaign ended.
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A Long term solution is enforcing our immigration laws PERIOD.
If the order is unconstitutional, why won’t Romney overturn it?
In other words, Romney's plan will be even more sweeping.
LOL Romney could remain silent when asked whether all industry should be nationalized and the MittBot Chorus would chime in with Mitts not falling into the trap brilliant
Oh c’mon! It’s not something worth getting angry about! < /RomneyBot off >
2016 can’t come soon enough - no matter who is in the White House.
The Congress is going to tie this mess up in the courts. I heard it from a US Congressman yesterday in a face-to-face conversation.
The "Republican" candidate is OK with a tyrannical, un-Constitutional edict.
What's to vote for?
git it on with steve king’s lawsuit, enough of the commie lawlessness. romney is pathetic, Newt has it going with real dreamers dreamin’ about following the Constitution.
Obama’s looking better and better - as long as he’s restrained by GOP majorities in both houses. If Romney becomes prez, he’ll use Democratic minorities and GOP centrists to get his liberal legislation passed. Whereas Obama provides no political cover for GOP turncoats in Congress.
If they know a young person is in the country illegally, because their parents brought them here illegally; then, can we deport the parents, because obviously they are in the country illegally?
Congress remains silent too. And they’ve had their prerogatives stripped from them.
I know what you mean. I plan to vote against both Romney and Obama.
When a conservative looks to a liberal for solutions, either conservatism has failed utterly or the conservative has abandoned his beliefs. No other option.
In reporting the story of Obama’s unconstitutional action, it’s continually said that the government will stop deporting the young illegals who fall into this Dream Act category. That’s just ignorant, or deliberately dishonest reporting because they had already reduce deportations to nothing but known criminals and few others.
Once again, Obama has everybody talking about something not the economy.
He’s actually pretty good at this...and the msm is only too happy to help.
This the "hook", you see we don't break up families, that is inhumane, so they all get to stay.
Romney’s smart not to let Obama change the political discussion away from Obama’s horrid economy, and record as the POTUS. Obama despertely needs to muddle the waters if he has any chance at all for re-election.
Much as I dislike Romney, I must say that he is doing the right thing in Campaign 2012 by keeping the focus on Obama’s dismal record.
Don’t get drawn into playing to Obama’s gambit. Stay focused upon what Obama and his supermajority Congress of Pelosi and Reid have done to the fabric of this nation.
Immigration policy, despite Obama’s recent EO, is the perogative of the Congress. Make sure we get as Conservative a Congresss as we can in 2012 so that we can hold the President’s feet to a blazing fire of Conservatism.
Obama has everybody talking about something not the economy.
Legalizing millions of undocumented workers contributes isn’t about the economy? Whose jobs will they be taking? Of course it’s about the economy!
But Mitt won’t undo Obama’s order?
For crying out loud. It was a smoke and mirrors trap for votes. There is absolutely no reason for Romney to comment on this pandering crap until after the election.
It’s time for the PAC’s to get hard core and go after the W0N every time he opens his foul mouth.
Immigration policy, despite Obamas recent EO, is the perogative of the Congress.
If that’s so, then Obama’s order is unconstitutional. But Mitt won’t undo it? Don’t we need a president who will defend the Constitution?
...”Newt has it going with real dreamers dreamin about following the Constitution.”
Would you be willing to amplify?
There is absolutely no reason for Romney to comment on this pandering crap
When the president violates the constitution, his challenger has a duty to call him on it — if the challenge CARES about the Constitution!
Romney did comment on it. He made it clear that he would enact a more liberal, more comprehensive “reform.”
Im for Mitt, he will be easier to Impeach.
Oh wait, Romney has never been conservative, why would I expect that?
Obama is pulling his strings like a puppet. He KNEW Mitt wouldn't take a stand against him. Weak, impotent, coward. Mitt is making John Kerry look strong.
Suddenly, I feel less motivated to make it to the polls in November.
I can't vote for anyone I believe should be impeached. I will be voting against both Romney and Obama.
I’m FAR from a Romney-bot (look at my posting history this year), but I just think he’s playing it safe, given that there are MILLIONS of Hispanics that could be energized to sign-up (legally or illegally, they don’t care) and throw the election to Obama.
That’s EXACTLY what happened in California once they tried to crack down on Illegals. The Dems had a field day signing up everyone in sight (even though everyone knew that half of them were illegals) and the Dems now own that state.
Rove, Texas farmers, Georgia farmers, Rubio have all been looking for some solution.
I don't blame Romney for not jumping up and down, screaming about this at this point, as much as I personally would love to see the law strictly enforced. I guess, I'm thinking there are some (very few) circumstances which should be considered at the risk of looking cold and heartless to the electorate.
Think of it this way:
Zap the fraud - a vote for Mitt neutralizes a fraudulent vote for Obama and gets us closer to a fair election.
Obama’s looking better and better? FU
Barring a miracle in Tampa, one of the two stinking bastards is going to win in November. Vote your conscience instead of being a GOP lemming.
But he’s our conservative hope! /s
“Those people who’ve come here illegally and are in this country, the 12 million or so who are here illegally, should be able to sign up for permanent residency or citizenship”——————Mitt Romney, “Meet the Press”, 2007
If Romney takes this on at all it should be strictly from the illegality perspective. Hammer that we have the first POTUS in our 230 year history who has made dis-regard for the law and for the legislative process a hallmark of his regime.
If we just agree with the democrats than we won't have these bi-partisan conflicts anymore!
So lets just sweep this issue under the rug because the Democrats feel threatened by it.
Refusing to enforce laws that protect American workers from foreign criminals is a natural outcome of a Permanent Ruling Aristocracy form of government. Without the natural right of states to secede, there is no means to regulate the tyranny and corruption of the Permanent Ruling Aristocracy (party bosses, lobbyists, federal employee union bosses, major Washington D.C. law firms and the military/industrial/international banking complex) and their Orwellian Ministers of Truth (America’s newsrooms and faculty lounges).
I see you are running for the leadership of "Freepers for obama."
You are a delusional fool.
-- John Quincy Adams
Because Romney is clever enough to avoid these "gotcha" questions that trip up Republican candidates every single time. It's driving the media and Axelrod crazy.
He's leading and gaining in the polls because his message is focused on jobs and the economy, not every Freepers' pet cause.
0bama knew exactly what he was doing and those of you looking for a strong Romney response are falling for the 0bama trap. We don't want to give 0bama his “crisis.”
I want Eric Holder out of there, as well as the czars. I also do not want to see four years more of SCOTUS picks from Obama.
I’m not a Romney fan, but at least he’ll fire Holder.
I don’t like it, but Romney is staying on message. And he’s staying out of a quagmire. He figures the people who are upset about this will be upset at Obama for it, and he’ll just chase hispanic votes to Obama by complaining.
Having said all that, I still don’t like it. However, I dislike Obama far less.
It would really be nice to someday field an opposition party...
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