The Obama campaign is ridiculing Mitt Romney’s change on the status some undocumented immigrants granted a reprieve by an executive order from President Obama, saying his “immigration pivot raises more questions than it answers.”
“Romney’s latest immigration pivot raises more questions than it answers. He still has not said whether he would continue the administration’s policy that provides a temporary reprieve from deportation for young people who were brought here through no fault of their own,” said Gabriela Domenzain, director of Hispanic press for the Obama campaign.
News of Romney’s position on the work permits came after a slew of Democratic Senators touted a new report from the liberal Center for American Progress highlighting economic benefits of legislation known as the DREAM Act that would give a path to citizenship to many of the same people eligible for visas under the deferred action policy. Source
Romney is waving a white flag because Obama is trouncing him among Hispanic voters, like he is among black voters. The impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll found 73 percent of those polled would vote for President Obama if the election were held today, compared to 21 percent for Romney. So, trust me, this new position Romney is taking isn’t coming from a place of love in his heart, but from a place of desperation.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.