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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-01-12 05:51 AM
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Romney would veto immigration "dream" act
Source: Reuters (Jane Sutton)

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney said on Saturday he would veto a proposal granting U.S. citizenship to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children, a pledge that won hearty applause from Iowa conservatives he hopes to win over.

A young woman asked Romney about the bipartisan proposal known as the Dream Act, during an appearance at a crowded restaurant in Le Mars, a conservative Republican stronghold in western Iowa.

"The question is if I were elected and Congress were to pass the Dream Act, would I veto it and the answer is yes," Romney said. <snip>

Under the Dream Act, which was brought up in the Senate in May, young undocumented immigrants who have lived most of their lives in the United States and graduate from U.S. high schools would be eligible for a conditional six-year "path to citizenship" if they earn a college degree or serve two years in the military.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/01/us-usa-campai...



Romney also said he would secure the southern US border with a fence and enough agents to guard it. Vigorous applause ensued.
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