Romney Refuses To Say Whether He’d Repeal Obama’s New Immigration Policy

Mitt Romney paid a visit to CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday to discuss everything from the economy to President Obama‘s new immigration policy that will protect many young illegal immigrants from deportation. Asked about whether he’d repeal Obama’s policy, Romney repeatedly evaded the question.

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Bob Schieffer asked, “Would you repeal [Obama’s immigration] order if you became president?” Romney replied, “This is something Congress has been working on, and I thought we were about to see some proposals brought forward by Senator Marco Rubio and by Democrat senators, but the President jumped in and said I’m going to take this action.”

He went on to say Obama had over three and a half years to work on this issue, but didn’t, even when he had a Democratic majority. As for himself, Romney said he’d work with Congress on a long-term solution. Pressing him, again Schieffer asked again if he’d repeal the measure.

Romney again evaded the question, emphasizing a long-term solution, criticizing Obama’s use of a “stop-gap measure.” If Obama felt seriously about the issue, he said, he would’ve tackled it far earlier.

Take a look, via CBS:

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