Thursday, October 4, 2012

Romney Would End Deferred Action for DREAMers

From the Boston Globe:

Mitt Romney would not revoke temporary deportation exemptions granted to young undocumented immigrants under an executive action by President Obama, but he also would not issue new protective documents if elected.

“The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid,” Romney told the Denver Post in an interview published Tuesday, a day ahead of the first presidential debate of the general election, which will be held in that city and cover domestic policy, possibly including immigration.

Technically, the undocumented immigrants Romney described have not received visas; their undocumented status has not changed, but they have been granted temporary reprieves from deportation.

Responding to a Globe request to clarify Romney’s statement to the Denver Post, Romney’s campaign said he would honor deportation exemptions issued by the Obama administration before his inauguration but would not grant new ones after taking office. Read more....

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