Mitt Romney speaks out against Barack Obama for implementing the DREAM Act through Executive Order, but not the DREAM Act itself
Mitt Romney came out against Barack Obama yesterday for implementing the DREAM Act through Executive Order, but does he actually oppose the DREAM Act itself? Here is what Mitt Romney said:
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 in a statement provided to The Daily Caller. “I think the action that the president took today makes it more difficult to reach that long-term solution because an executive order is, of course, just a short-term matter — it can be reversed by subsequent presidents
He is only opposed to Barack Obama’s action yesterday because it isn’t permanent enough for him, another president could step in and reverse the DREAM Act whereas he wants to see it much more stable and irreversible. It seems Mitt Romney’s biggest problem with the DREAM Act isn’t with the act itself but the manner in which Barack Obama implemented it.
What would Mitt Romney do as president?
If I’m president, we’ll do our very best to have that kind of long-term solution that provides certainty and clarity for the people who come into this country through no fault of their own by virtue of the action of their parents
I suppose this means he would work with the Congress to pass DREAM Act legislation, and while that is the proper way to go about it and much more acceptable to me than an Executive Order, the bottom line is the DREAM Act is still the DREAM Act and when it comes to this issue Barack Obama, Marco Rubio, and Mitt Romney all seem to agree on the basic structure of this legislation.