Romney’s Mixed Immigration Record
AP SAYS ROMNEY HAD MIXED RECORD ON IMMIGRATION: “Romney adopted a mixed bag of immigration policies during his four years as Massachusetts governor,” the wire service’s Steve LeBlanc and Andrew Miga write. “He fought against in-state college tuition rates for illegal immigrants, pushed hard to give state troopers expanded powers to arrest those in the country illegally, and championed English-only classes for bilingual education students. Yet Romney also showed a more compassionate side, personally interceding on behalf of an immigrant teacher facing deportation whose case drew heavy news coverage across the state. In 2004, Romney signed into law a requirement that immigration judges warn non-citizen defendants that pleading guilty to certain crimes could ultimately lead to their deportation. Romney has recommended more funding for English as a Second Language programs because he wanted to help newcomers to this country become better equipped to compete for jobs by learning English, his campaign noted. Romney’s varied record on immigration after being elected governor in 2002 could help shed light on how he’d tackle the issue if he becomes president.” Eric Fehrnstom has lead quote. Looks like pretty widespread pickup: http://bit.ly/MVQe8r.