Mitt Romney Promises To Have Immigration Reform ‘As Soon As I Get Elected’

Romney Hispanics

It appears Mr. Romney is quite confident on getting elected to the presidency.  I would suggest that if Romney is “elected” it will be because his sixteen or so millionaires bought him the position.

Meanwhile, Romney refuses to take a stand on the partial Dream Act that the President introduced via an executive order.

The Huffington Post

Mitt Romney was asked during his interview with Fox News on Monday to address once again President Barack Obama’s decision to stop deporting undocumented youth who have graduated from high school or served in the military. And for the second time in as many days, he stayed vague on whether or not he would rescind the order upon taking office.

“You know, we will see kind of what the calendar looks like at that point and I am not going to tell which items will come first, second, or third,” Romney said, according to transcripts released by Fox News. “What I can tell you is that those people who come here by virtue of their parents bringing them here, who came in illegally, that’s something I don’t want to football with as a political matter.”

As was the case with Romney’s CBS “Face the Nation” interview on Sunday, this was a largely evasive answer. And Fox News’ Carl Cameron, sensing that evasion, asked why the presumptive Republican nominee was fine saying he’d repeal Obamacare but unwilling to say as much about this quasi-Executive Order.

“Well, when we talk about illegal immigration I think I want to start by saying we need to secure the border, we’ve got to have an employment verification system, and then with regards to these children who came here brought in by their parents who came in here illegally, how we deal with them is something I think that deserves a long term solution and I don’t think we go jumping from one solution to the other,” Romney replied. “The president I think made a mistake by putting out there what he called a stop-gap measure; I think that’s not the right way to go. I’m not going to be looking for stop gap-measures; I’m going to be looking for a permanent or a long-term solution that’s something I will start on day one. Actually, as soon as I get elected hopefully, I will start working on this issue and hopefully be ready to go immediately.”

Romney may, indeed, be more interested in crafting broader immigration reform — though his promise to veto the DREAM Act suggests he’s far more interested in border enforcement than reform. He may find the idea of a stopgap measure bad politics and bad policy. But the idea that he will somehow craft legislation and get it ready to be implemented upon him taking office Jan. 20, is truly wishful thinking considering how hard it proved to pass during the latter Bush years and early Obama years.

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  1. Hey fellas, thanks for your comments. I just want to add my two cents by saying Mitt Romney has not told his base or anyone, just what it is he will do for the country. All he knows is “attack Obama!…attack Obama”. In my opinion his handlers are giving him the wrong advice.

    He tries to cover his ineptitude about policy by saying he was never a politician. He claims that his Governorship was a “short” four years and anything before and after was in the business field.

    I guess he thinks no one can figure out that he has been running for office since 1992. Given the fact that it’s 2012 now, it seems like he’s been a politician for 20 years! I wonder if he thinks the American people are that dense?

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  2. “I’m not going to be looking for stop gap-measures; I’m going to be looking for a permanent or a long-term solution that’s something I will start on day one.”

    I’m thinking that anything he starts on any day will be what his purchasers tell him to start! The Mittster is the poster boy of “For Sale Politicians.”

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    1. That’s only possible if voters get up, get out and VOTE. Crazy Conservatives are making it a point to utilize and and all voter suppression tactics in order to ensure President Obama is not reelected.

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