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2008 Elections

Mitt Romney on Immigration


(Romney dropped out of the Republican presidential contest on Feb. 7, 2008, following disappointing results in the Feb. 5 Super Tuesday primary contests.)

In order to end the continuing flow of illegal immigration, Romney believes that our borders must be strengthened and that the allure of accessible employment must be stopped. He is in favor of a fence along the Mexico-America border in addition to placing troops along the border for extra enforcement. Alongside the physical presence of border patrolling, Romney is in favor of an employment verification system for all immigrants without a valid social security number. The card would allow employers to identify whether or not they are legal to hire. The card system would put some of the responsibility on employers to end illegal immigration. What Romney does not believe in, is amnesty or any permanent residency for those already in the country illegally.


Face to Face video: Jon Ralston talks to Mitt Romney about immigration (Aug. 21, 2007).


ABC News video: Giuliani and Mitt Romney spar over the immigration issue during the Nov. 28, 2007, CNN GOP presidential debate.


Boston Herald: Defiant Mitt, Rudy duke it out, Nov. 29, 2007


YouTube Video: Romney talks about all of the "magnets" that attract illegal immigration in our country and his plan to stop them.


YouTube Video: Romney discusses his plan to end illegal immigration through an employment verification card system and the responsibility employers play in ending illegal immigration


— Las Vegas Sun intern Jenna Kohler and new media managing editor Dave Toplikar compiled this report.

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