Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The Candidate Who Vetoed In-State Tuition in Massachussetts
Mitt Romney vetoed an in-state tuition bill for undocumented students. He authorized state troopers to act as immigration officers. He is now saying if he were President he would cut off federal funding to cities that he says "ignore federal immigration laws." I hope the American voters will acknowledge this vicious and angry position. Is he the kind of person we want as President?
New Romney ad targets illegal migrants
By PHILIP ELLIOTT
Associated Press Writer
August 21, 2007
CONCORD, N.H. --
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney criticizes "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants - and by implication Republican rival Rudy Giuliani - in a new radio ad.
...In so-called sanctuary cities, government employees are not required to report illegal immigrants to federal authorities. Some, such as San Francisco, have declared themselves sanctuaries or refugees. Others, like New York, have never adopted the name.
New York's policy, begun by Democratic Mayor Ed Koch in 1988, is intended to make illegal immigrants feel that they can report crimes, send their children to school or seek medical treatment without fear of being reported. An estimated half-million illegal immigrants live in New York, and only a fraction are deported each year.
Romney has pledged to cut federal funds from cities that adopt what he calls sanctuary policies and ignore federal immigration laws. The ads also say that as governor Romney ordered state police to enforce existing immigration laws, opposed driver's licenses for illegal immigrants and insisted children be taught English.
Last week, Giuliani began running a radio ad that highlights his support for building a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border. He says that as mayor he unsuccessfully tried to get federal help to deport illegal immigrants convicted of crimes. He also tells voters that as president he would require new immigrants to learn English, deport criminal suspects and enact tougher visa standards.
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