Sun Jun 17, 2012, 09:41 AM
cal04 (37,803 posts)
Plouffe: Immigration policy change wasn’t political
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Senior White House adviser David Plouffe insisted Sunday that President Obama’s decision to defer deportation of certain illegal immigrants who came to the country as children was not made with the 2012 election in mind.
“This is not a political move. This builds on a lot of steps that we have already taken,” Plouffe said on the CNN program “State of the Union.”
Mitt Romney, in an interview to air on CBS later Sunday, accused the White House of making the decision based on politics. Romney already faces a deficit among Latinos whose votes could be pivotal in battleground states.
He also said the policy change was "fully within" the president's authority, responding to critics who say Obama is making selective decisions about which laws to enforce and making an end-run around Congress.
Plouffe: Romney Would Not Fix Immigration System
“Governor Romney has said he will veto the DREAM Act,” Plouffe said, referring to comments Romney made during the primary. “Governor Romney essentially said the 11 million people here ought to just go home, they ought to self deport.” Romney, he stressed, “is not going to fix our immigration system.”
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Sun Jun 17, 2012, 10:09 AM
treestar (46,651 posts)
2. I don't even care if it is
The DREAM Act is the right thing to do. Saying he would veto it proves Mittwit heartless as well as stupid.
We are NOT amused!