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(Thomas Jefferson)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Romney Flip Flops on DREAM Act Directive -- He Would End DREAM

That didn't take long -- another item that Romney pandered to Hispanics to show he supported the DREAM Act Directive before the debate but this afternoon his staff has now flip flopped him once again.  No wonder Obama has 75% of the Hispanic vote -- maybe he is going for 80% now.  Young Hispanics are not going to support Romney and the GOP with their views on illegals and lack of substance for any plan except in Romney's case to "self-deport."

Will someone please answer me why the Romney staff comes out with flip flops not Romney as it makes him look like he is controlled by the staff when he says something and then they back him off.
Today, his campaign confirmed to the New York Times that Romney would end the program to grant deportation deferrals to young undocumented immigrants who qualify:

From Julie Preston at the Romney campaign on Twitter today: 

Julia Preston@JuliaPreston 
Romney campaign confirms to NYT they will halt deferred deportations for undoc immigrants when he takes office, if elected   
Romney campaign: he will honor deportation deferrals granted but halt the program when he takes office, seek "permanent" fix

Do you want someone like Romney in the White House who allows his staff to make all decisions where he stands?  Flip flopping from Monday to Wednesday on Obama's DREAM Directive shows a total lack of honesty when he cannot say he changed his mind but his staff says it for him.  In Air Force terms, that is called Bravo Sierra!

Romney Campaign Confirms He Would End Obama’s DREAM Directive 
By Amanda Peterson Beadle posted from ThinkProgress Justice on Oct 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm  
Mitt Romney tried to moderate his immigration positions on Monday before tonight’s debate in Colorado when he said he would not take away the temporary visas from undocumented immigrants who benefit from Obama’s deferred action policy. “I’m not going to take something that they’ve purchased,” he told The Denver Post. He added that before those two-year visas expire, “we will have the full immigration reform plan that I’ve proposed,” although he gave no details about his immigration plan. 
As many as 1.7 million DREAM Act-eligible undocumented immigrants could benefit from the policy, which gives them temporary legal status to work in the U.S. More than 80,000 people have applied for deferred action since the policy went into effect on August 15, but the Huffington Post reports that the wait time for the process can take up to four to six months. In the first month, 29 undocumented immigrants received deferrals, so it is likely that most of the applicants will not receive an answer before the inauguration in January. 
Can imagine that Jeb Bush is about to go through the roof about now as he has been warning Republicans along with others that they are about to lose a big chunk of young Hispanic voters to the Democrats.  My guess is they are going to start losing older ones as well.  You can see why with this Romney/Ryan campaign and the current Republican Party are losing Hispanic votes in huge numbers as they are unwilling to give young people a chance who through no fault of their own have lived in this Country and gone to American schools most of their lives.    

1 comment:

SJ Reidhead said...

Don't worry, he'll change his mind tomorrow.

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