What DOES he do?
Mitt Romney has already signaled that he IS for a form of the Dream Act for school aged immigrants from illegals….
Marco Rubio is drawing up his own version….
The Latino/Hispanic and other immigrant connected families are VERY aware that GOP members want to send illegals back to their home country even if they have been de facto American’s for decades , paying taxes and staying out of trouble….
The issue may, in fact, be the issuance for Barack Obama getting another four years….
And Romney is gonna heve to make SOMEONE unhappy with how he handles this issue……
But he really doesn’t have much of a choice…..
The GOP Primaries don’t matter anymore….
Immigration hawks are warning Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, not to moderate the hard-line stances on border security and deportation that he took during the GOP primary.
Conservatives who focus on an anti-illegal immigration message are worried that Romney will move toward the political center in the general election election campaign after he suggested the GOP develop a “Republican DREAM Act.”
“Any reversal on these positions would destroy his credibility, alienate conservative American voters who outnumber Latino voters, and exert the same pressures on Mitt Romney that destroyed John McCain and Rick Perry’s campaigns,” said William Gheen, the head of the anti-illegal immigration group ALIPAC. “Not only would a Romney shift on immigration hurt him among Americans concerned about illegal immigration but it would signal that he cannot be trusted on any issue or topic whatsoever.”
Romney, took a hard line on immigration during the GOP primary and said he would veto the “DREAM Act,” which in its current incarnation would allow some illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. But he said at a private fundraiser last weekend that his campaign was “doomed” if he didn’t improve his standing with Hispanic voters. Romney did not detail policy specifics of a “Republican DREAM Act” and avoided discussing those comments when asked about them on Friday in Arizona.
Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), a longtime anti-immigration activist, said he was unsurprised that Romney seemed to be signaling a shift…..
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