Romney to End Deferments for Undocumented Youth

Remember when Romney said the other day young people who got deferments under Obama's order wouldn't face deportation? Now he's issued an addendum, lowering the boom. Only those who actually get a deferment before he becomes President will avoid deportation -- because they've purchased it and it's a done deal. Once he's President, he'll end the policy and those who haven't already received a deferment will be subject to deportation.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would end an Obama administration policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work, though anyone already granted a reprieve from possible deportation wouldn't see that permission revoked.

Romney told The Denver Post on Monday that people who are able to earn the two-year reprieves to stay and work wouldn't be in danger of deportation if he is elected. 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.

Romney also says he'll veto the Dream Act if passed.

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    This angers me more (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Towanda on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 11:05:40 PM EST
    than almost anything, as I have been watching this story, enjoying the photos (for reasons below) of these young people flooding in to file the papers.

    An immigrant (legal) whom I know finally is near the end of her wait to become a citizen, and hoped to have it done in time to vote in November.  

    But her interview has been delayed again and again, because consulates are overwhelmed.  Intriguingly, the stories I have read have quoted the young people saying that they flooded in fast, because they worried that this was a window that could be slammed shut again, after the election.  Those offices are really going to be flooded now.

    why should he? (none / 0) (#2)
    by diogenes on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 09:47:42 PM EST
    President Obama can choose to ignore the law and not deport undocumented persons.  That decision is not binding on Romney if he is elected.
    The simple solution in a democracy, of course, is for Congress to pass a law allowing these young people to stay and for the president to sign it or for Congress to override a veto.  Isn't that the point of a democracy?