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Critics Pounce After Mitt Romney Says He'd Honor Obama Approvals for Illegals

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mitt Romney, usa, obama, Paul Ryan, republicans, elections, dishonesty, americans, government, candidates, media, news, politics, lies )

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Mitt Romney says he wouldn't alter the status of young illegal immigrants already approved for work permits. Some thought the statement was halfhearted, while others said he should have criticized the president.

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 4:26 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 6:12 am
Noted. Thanks.

TomCat S. (214)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 7:40 am
Lord Willard sure etched his sketch on that one!

Stephen Brian (23)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 8:32 am
I find the criticism of Luis Gutierrez interesting: He complained about the language used, likely because he holds a different value-system from Romney and does not attach the same value to things like a purchase. Romney just equated the right of those benefiting from DACA to the right to private property, something which I have a funny feeling he values very, very much. For Romney, "nothing more than a 'purchase'" could mean a lot. This effective difference of language between political factions is interesting, especially as legislators fall victim to it, or abuse it.

I actually don't have a problem with Romney's lack of specificity on the matter: First, honouring commitments made prior to a change of leadership is a matter of democracy, not issue-specific policy. Second, he cannot be much more specific without knowing what the make-up of Congress will be after the election. To do things without an additional power-grab, he would need their support, and with so many different interests at stake, their demands would likely dominate any immigration-reform.

Stephen Brian (23)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 8:37 am
I am also waiting to see how much that difference in language affects the debate this evening, and in particular which language the moderator speaks.

pam w. (138)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 9:28 am
(Cal...just so you know...i had to "note" this FOUR TIMES before it "took.")

Christopher Fowler (84)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 2:29 pm
Like always, he's just saying what he want us all to hear so that he can try to get your vote, rather than saying what he will actually do.

Deborah W. (6)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 4:19 pm
ALREADY-APPROVED for work permits" ...

Unlike Obama, Romney plays within legal guidelines, no back-door deals or adjustments for favor. Already in play and so will be honored, that's fair and just.

Notice Gutierrez of Illinois is the current spooon stirring the pot. If you're a lifetime Chicagoan you already know his background, schooling and training. 'Nuf said.
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