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POSTED: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 1:24pm

UPDATED: Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 7:10pm

GOP candidate still struggling for response to President Obama's new deportation policy.

A new Pew polls finds 69% of Americans in favor of tighter immigration restrictions, while roughly that many in a Bloomberg survey backed President Obama's new deportation policy that many call "amnesty for illegals".
In Florida, where the Hispanic vote could make the difference, Mitt Romney indicated Thursday he would end the week-old Obama version of the "Dream Act".
"The answer is that I will put in place my own long-term solution that will replace and supersede
the President's temporary measure," Romney said.

He added he'd build more fence along the Mexican border, but invite in the highly skilled foreign born and give out Green Cards with diplomas.
"I will prioritize measures that strengthen legal immigration," Romney pledged.

Romney's earlier hard line on immigration helped him win primaries.

Links to what he said then were sent out by Team Obama in response to Thursday's speech.
Romney hopes Latino voters will cross over to him because the economy trumps all else.
President Obama, meanwhile, focused on another issue Thursday.

He urged college loan rates not be allowed to rise July 1st.

"We've been stuck watching Congress play chicken with another deadline," the president complained.
Democrats believe there is no way Romney can now get the roughly 40% of Latino vote experts calculate he needs to win Florida, Colorado and Nevada.

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Don - your grammar is terrible! We all know what policy that Romney has in mind, but dares not to say. He advocates a policy of, "Get them out of here ASAP". Hispanics know that as well as the rest of us. He, like many wealthy persons, does not have empathy or sympathy for these people.
A couple of things I would comment about this situation in general. Remember, we are stood on, what was once Mexico. Also, and I think many would agree, Hispanic workers are some of the best we have.

Just as President Obama did.....the truth of the matter is Romney can't do any more than what the Presedent has already done. It is up to Congress to write and pass immigration laws. When the Rep. had total control of Congress under Bush they did nothing and the Dems did nothing under Obama. In other words Romney is just as big a liar as Obama...the President has no authority to pass any laws by themselves.

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