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Romney’s claim that Obama did ‘nothing on immigration’ until now
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“Well, as you know, he [Barack Obama] was president for the last three and a half years, did nothing on immigration. Two years, he had a Democrats’ House and Senate, did nothing of permanent or long-term basis.”
-- Mitt Romney during interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” June 17, 2012
President Obama announced last Friday that his administration would no longer deport some illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Former governor Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, did not condemm or support Obama’s initiative, but criticized the president for failing to accomplish comprehensive immigration reform. Obama ”did nothing of permament or long-term basis,” he said.
Obama promised such reform while making his bid for the White House in 2008, and he has indeed failed to deliver on that pledge. But how much is the president to blame for the government’s inaction? After all, it takes more than just the executive to implement anything more than piecemeal reforms, and even then the options are limited.
Let’s review what’s happened with immigration reform during Obama’s term to determine whether the president has truly done “nothing.”
Obama pushed for passage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Actbefore Republicans won the House majority in November 2010. The bill would have made children of illegal immigrants -- technically up to age 35 -- eligible for residency if they attend college or serve in the military and don’t have criminal records.
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Will the latino vote matter this election year in toss up states?
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363 days ago
Romney is correct. Dumbo only does what dumbo wants (leagal or illegal) and screw everyone else. It's all about dumbo.
363 days ago
Obozo is doing his damnedest to buy them. The Donkeys are the party of special interest groups.
363 days ago
In spite of the Democrat's "Race" politics, this is not a block vote. Their are many many different groups in this group. Not all of them are "For Sale".
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