Romney Vague on Whether He Would Appeal Obama’s Immigration Order
Mitt Romney has accused Barack Obama of playing politics with immigration, but refused to say whether he would repeal an order halting the deportation of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.
The Republican presidential candidate hit out at the White House’s move, announced Friday, as a “stop gap” measure, adding he would seek a “long-term solution” to the plight of up to 800,000 young people brought to the US illegally as children.
But, despite being asked three times if he would repeal the order in an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney refused to answer and did not offer an alternative.
He said: “With regard to these kids who were brought in by their parents through no fault of their own, there needs to be a long-term solution so that they know what their status is.”
During one of three times CBS anchor Bob Schieffer asked the would-be president if he would repeal the order, Romney said: “It would be overtaken by events, if you will, by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution, with legislation which creates law that relates to these individuals such that they know what their setting is going to be, not just for the term of a president but on a permanent basis.