June 15th, 2012
08:16 PM ET

Mitt Romney caught off guard on Pres. Obama's immigration policy shift?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took more than five hours to respond to President Barack Obama's shift in U.S. immigration policy.  The President by executive order will suspend the deportations of young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children if they meet certain requirements.

Romney said Pres. Obama policy makes it tougher to make a long-term fix.

CNN Contributors John Avlon, Reihan Salam, and Paul Begala comes OutFront.

Romney: Obama immigration move makes long-term fix harder

More than five hours after news broke of President Barack Obama's shift in immigration rules, his Republican challenger for the White House said the United States needed a longer term solution to the problem.

"I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered, and should be solved on a long-term basis so they know what their future would be in this country," Romney said after a campaign stop in Milford, New Hampshire.


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. eric

    thats how slow Romney will be to respond to issues facing the Americans. Obama is not only a gift to Americans , but also to the whole world. God bless Obama and prosper America

    June 17, 2012 at 8:38 am | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    "I'm not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was." Romney 2012

    June 17, 2012 at 12:07 am | Reply
  3. rep

    The GOP always talks about preferring a "long term solution" when they have no plan or don't care to do anything at all to improve the status quo. They sang the same tune with health care reform and the payroll tax break extension as well. Lame.

    June 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Reply

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