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Mitt Romney's immigration stance: What Would Rubio Do?

Mitt Romney has a more nuanced immigration stance these days.

Call it WWRD, an abbreviation for What Would Rubio Do?

That was the case this weekend after President Obama made an election-year executive order that allows hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children to remain and work in the United States for two years without the threat of deportation.

Romney’s initial reaction?

Silence.

Then came Florida’s Marco Rubio, the only Hispanic Republican in the U.S. Senate and a vice-presidential shortlister for Romney.

“Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem,” Rubio said shortly after Obama’s announcement.

Rubio also criticized Obama for “ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress” because the executive order essentially amounts to lawmaking by the executive branch of government.

After that, Romney got the memo.

As liberals and some conservatives started howling about his deafening silence, Romney stepped off his tour bus in New Hampshire and fretted about how Obama’s plan wasn’t a “long-term” solution.

“I’d like to see legislation that deals with this issue,” he said. “And I happen to agree with Marco Rubio, as he will consider this issue. He said this is an important matter. We have to find a long-term solution. But the president’s action makes reaching a long-term solution more difficult.”

That’s true to a degree. But what’s even more true is that the party of Rubio and Romney stands much more in the way of immigration legislation these days.

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Delaware Bob

These bleeding hearts who want amnesty for these illegal aliens better think of chain migration. Then, OK, let's give amnesty to the 12-20 million illegal aliens. This will draw another 12 million illegal aliens to this country within years. What will we do then?. How are you going to control overstayed VISA's? Got a solution to that? What about the millions waiting to come to this country LEGALLY? Where is the end of the line for them? Right now, as far as I know, the end of the line is in the country from which you are coming. If we are now going to form a line in this country for the illegal aliens, let's bring all who want to come to this country LEGALLY get in line here, also. Let's not punish them because of the illegal aliens. We tried amnesty once before, It DID NOT work. Look at what we got now. The only solution is to enforce our immigration laws and get these illegal aliens back to their own country where they belong. Let them apply to come to this country LEGALLY and I do believe things will work out better for everyone. And remember, the DREAM Act is amnesty and will start a chain migration. Let's just ENFORCE the law.

brian

Thats the problem there is no line, if you live in Europe or any south american country there is no way you can legally get a work visa for USA, it is virtually impossible even if you have a four year degree. The right wing in America keep saying get in line which is absolute nonsense there is no line. Change the law let people emigrate here legally and everyone will benefit but the law as its stands does not let that happen.
Legal emigration from European countries since 1965 has been non existence.
Go to any american consulate in any city in the world and tell them you would like to emigrate to USA and see what kind of an answer you get.

Losmortalesdepublicacion

Mitt Romney, a puppet of the Mormon Church, will not have Rubio as his running mate. To get a better understanding of the cult that produced Mitt Romney and to get your socks scared off read The Assassination of Spiro Agnew, available at: www.amazon.com

It dramatizes the Mormons' anti-federal government temperament and demonstrates how their superiority complex manifests as racism, sexism, and jingoism on the ground.
It also shows the similarities between Islam and Mormonism and reveals the secrets of Mormon Mind Control.

Consider this review:

“With a clarity of language and vision unsurpassed in contemporary American prose, Steven Janiszewski's Assassination of Spiro Agnew takes us into a U.S. mazed with madness and Mormonism and all things Utah, a U.S. that was then and still is. Do we need a novel, even as brilliant as this one, about a young man on a divine mission to assassinate the Vice President because he is too liberal? Yes, now more than ever. Readers, welcome to a masterpiece.”

Tom Whalen
www.tomwhalen.com

Everyone should read The Assassination of Spiro Agnew.

Frank Goudy

Over 1 million legal immigrants come to the U.S. each year.

That number is ridiculously high.

Brandt Hardin

Mitt Romney’s Magic Mormon Underwear protects him from the evils of the world including socialism, illegal immigrants, homosexuals and taxes on his inherited wealth. Can these sacred garments also make it rain down enough cash for a victory in this race since well over 90% of public offices are bought in our country by Big Money? Drop by to discuss these mysterious tighty whities and the role of money in politics at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html

Mormon Underwear

I dont like this policy of immigrants It should be change.

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