NumbersUSA – Romney:Would honor work permits already issued to ‘Dreamers’ but would end future deferred action
This Issue: Romney: Would honor work permits already issued to ‘Dreamers’ but would end future deferred action
We’re disappointed that immigration wasn’t included in the first Presidential debate on Wednesday night especially since the general topic was domestic policy. But that doesn’t mean immigration was void from the presidential campaign this week.
On Tuesday, GOP nominee Mitt Romney said during an interview with the Denver Post that he would honor the two-year work permits that illegal aliens would receive through DACA — DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s DREAM directive.
The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid. I’m not going to take something that they’ve purchased.
But it’s what the campaign told the Boston Globe on Wednesday that was more telling.
His campaign later clarified that while Romney would honor permission to stay as granted under President Barack Obama, a Romney administration wouldn’t grant such permission.
So, illegal aliens who have been issued the permits before Romney took office would be allowed to finish their two-year work permits, but no more of the work permits would be issued. Romney has continued to state, though, that he will seek a permanent solution for illegal aliens who were brought to the country at a young age by their parents. That, of course, throws up some red flags that we’ll continue to follow very closely.
In other news this week, Gov. Jerry Brown in California vetoed the most extreme piece of legislation ever passed by a state legislature. The TRUST Act defied federal law and essentially would have turned the Golden State into a sanctuary for illegal aliens. We’re confident that the faxes and phone calls made by our California activists played a role in the governor’s veto! Gov. Brown did say, however, that he would work with lawmakers to write a better piece of legislation, so if you live in California, continue to watch for more action alerts.
Already this week, the Los Angeles police chief has said he’ll ignore requests from ICE to detain illegal aliens who are arrested and wanted for deportation.
Finally, I’d like to thank all of our Tweeters who responded to an alert from Eliano Younes on Wednesday regarding our new TV ad that ran on MSNBC before the debate. The open-borders groups had their Tweeters ready to go, but your efforts ensured we were able to balance out the debate. If you use Twitter, but don’t receive our alerts, please consider joining our Twitter email interest group.
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