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Mitt Romney claimed on Monday that he is more conservative than President Trump on immigration, an expression of scepticism about winning so that the recipients of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a path to citizenship.
Romney, who is running for outgoing Utah sen. Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat, made the comments in a question-and-answer in Provo, Utah, describes itself as a “hawk” on immigration.
“For example, I am a deficit hawk,” said the 2012 Republican presidential candidates, according to Utah Daily Herald. “That makes me more of a conservative than many Republicans and many Democrats. I’m also more of a hawk on immigration, as well as the President. In my view this DACA was children should not be allowed to remain in the country legally.”
Trump came under fire last week from immigration hard-liners, after he signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill, which is only $ 1.6 billion for border security funding, mostly for repairs or additions to existing fences, and expressly excluded the last wall prototypes Trump had seen in California.
Trump thought for a moment, Veto the bill, both on the financial resources for border security and the absence of a legislative correction to the end of the current DACA program. He said IF-receiver, “the Republicans are with you” and blasted Democrats for not doing enough to a legislative solution.
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But, according to the Herald, Romney said, he believed it should be to earn the qualifications for DACA recipients, in order to justify to go to residency, such as to the University, as a teacher, or joining the military.
“Well, I’ll accept that the President is, but for me, I draw the line and say that those who came illegally should not be given a special pathway to citizenship,” he said.
A spokesman later, Romney’s remarks made it clear to the Globe of Boston, the rule of the support for a path to citizenship, but agree that President Obama’s DACA commitment should be honored.
“President Obama prescribed believes DACA and Gov. Romney, that President Obama’s commitment should be honored,” the statement said. “That’s why he is not with the President of Trump’s proposal to allow DACA recipients to legally remain in the country, but it supports a special path to citizenship.”
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