Romney jabs Obama on immigration, hints at details
It’s a divisive subject. One thing did occur to me last night. If Romney were to get elected and fashion a solution everyone could live with, it might go a long way toward fashioning a right-leaning majority for some time to come. At the same time, I’m not naive to the challenges inherent in that process. More via USA Today.
On immigration, Romney criticized Obama’s handling of the issue and promised to work with Republicans and Democrats for a comprehensive fix that has proved elusive amid the partisanship of Congress.
He told the Latino business leaders that he would make immigration procedures “far more simple and transparent,” so hiring lawyers to navigate the process would become unnecessary. Romney also promised changes to the visa system that would allow immediate family members to stay together and help employers hire temporary foreign workers.;
“If someone gets an advanced degree, I want them to stay here, so I’d staple a green card to their diploma,” Romney said, prompting applause from the audience.
Romney chastised Obama for not doing more to enact comprehensive immigration legislation that would cover border security as well as requirements for legal status in the USA.