In Florida, Mitt Doesn’t Detail Immigration Policy
Before a gathering of Hispanic officials here today, Mitt Romney didn’t say whether he would maintain the new immigration policy recently implemented by President Barack Obama allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the country.
Nor did he give many specifics about what would be in a more comprehensive immigration plan he said he would favor should he win the White House.
In his speech to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Romney stuck to broad terms. He said he wants a “long-term solution” to the broken immigration system and to “reach across the aisle” to work with Congress.
But the presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s speech, which stuck to touting his economic message, was devoid of many specifics.
“Some people have asked if I will let stand the President’s executive action,” Romney said. “The answer is that I will put in place my own long-term solution that will replace and supersede the President’s temporary measure.”
But Romney didn’t say detail his ultimate solution to the illegal immigration problem — failing to state whether he would continue to allow the children of illegal immigrants to remain in the country or reinstate a policy that includes their potential deportation.
The speech focused overwhelmingly on the economy, which polls say is still the No. 1 issue for Hispanic voters.