Romney’s immigration policy TBD

Mitt Romney speaking at Lansing Community College in Michigan on Tuesday.
Mitt Romney speaking at Lansing Community College in Michigan on Tuesday.
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Mitt Romney hasn’t made up his mind on immigration yet, according to one RNC official.

“I think as a candidate, to my understanding, he’s still deciding what his position on immigration is,” said Bettina Inclan, the director of Hispanic outreach for the Republican National Committee, during a press briefing today over the phone.

After the meeting with reporters, Inclan quickly tweeted, “I misspoke, Romney’s position on immigration is clear” and linked to the immigration page on Romney’s website.

Kirsten Kukowski, a spokeswoman for the RNC, attempted to further walk back the comments. “I want to clear something up. As far as what Governor Romney’s positions are on immigration, that is for him and his campaign to talk about and they will tell you what their policies are,” she said.

At this point, Republicans still don’t seem to have a clear message on what the likely candidate has in store for his immigration policy. So, for those who are interested in Romney’s stance on immigration, “you can go to their campaign,” suggested Kukowska.

This might not come as a surprise to those who have become familiar with the flip-flopping candidate, who has made this name for himself throughout the years for changing his mind on various issues. When it comes to this specific issue, Romney has gone from wanting illegal immigrants out of the country via “self-deportation” and threats of vetoing the DREAM Act to now moving towards supporting a plan by Florida Senator Marco Rubio that would allow legal residency to some illegal immigrants.

— By Petra Vujaskovic




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Romney's immigration policy TBD