Mitt Romney Addresses The NALEO CONFERENCE: Infuriates Student By Dodging Dream Act Question

Turn down the music, Mitt, so we can hear the thunderous applause/SNARK!

Obama for America Director of Hispanic Press Gabriela Domenzain released the following statement in reaction to Mitt Romney’s NALEO address:

“Today, Mitt Romney told the largest national gathering of Hispanic elected officials: ‘When I make a promise to you – I will keep it.’ But in front of an audience of Republican primary voters, he called the DREAM Act a ‘handout’ and promised to veto it. Now, after seven days of refusing to say whether or not he’d repeal the Obama administration’s immigration action that prevents young people who were brought here through no fault of their own as children from being deported, we should take him at his word that he will veto the DREAM Act as president.”

Mitt Romney attacked DREAM Act students, saying they were looking for a “handout”.

After his NALEO speech, Mitt Romney refused to answer a direct question from a college student about where he stands on the DREAM Act. But he’s been perfectly clear where he stands – he’s called the DREAM Act a “handout” and promised to veto it. The student told CNN that she was “furious” because Romney would not tell her “what would happen to her life should he become President.” Video and transcript of CNN’s report is below.

ACOSTA: I will tell you, Suzanne, right after the speech, I broke away after we talked last and I met up with an undocumented college student, who was here in the crowd. She told me in an interview just a few moments ago – she went up to Mitt Romney and confronted him to try to get him to come down with a position on this issue of the DREAM Act – she walked away disappointed. She basically told me after this speech she is furious that she did not get direction from Mitt Romney about what would happen to her life should he become president. So Suzanne, I’ve got to tell you, I think there were some people in this this room who were disappointed.

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7 Responses to Mitt Romney Addresses The NALEO CONFERENCE: Infuriates Student By Dodging Dream Act Question

  1. dgillem says:

    People,Americans,are from every part of the globe,but most everyone,believes in something spirtually,heavenly,budest and so on,l cannot wrap my head around a man we professes his faith and then lies everytime he moves his mouth.I may not be the best christian in the world,but my faith taught me not to lie over and over and over.How can anyone trust anything that Romney says.Pray hard he dosen’t get elected,not even for dog catcher,he can’t even do that right,and he want’s to run our country.He will never treat minoritys right,he thinks we’re here to serve him, ut grass,clean his house,let’s face it anyone that dosen’t have his kind of money is invisable no matter what your color is.VOTE OBAMA.

  2. Ametia says:

    Romney Would Rescind Obama Immigratio​n Directive

    Mr Walser, told The Daily Telegraph: “My anticipation is that he would probably rescind this directive were he to be elected in November.” Mr Walser, a senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation and veteran US diplomat, said such a decision would be in line with the “very tough” stance taken on illegal migration by Mr Romney so far. After Walser’s comments to The Daily Telegraph, the reporter followed up with the Romney campaign. It refused to repond to his inquiry. But Walser got back in touch with the reporter and begged not to be quoted: “I’ve now had a little conversation with people from the campaign and they are concerned… They would really prefer that if you’re going to quote the Romney position, you get it from someone other than me.”

  3. Ametia says:

    Think Progress: Romney Campaign Co-Chair: Romney Would ‘Rescind’ Obama Immigration Directive

    By Judd Legum on Jun 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    A week ago, Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security was halting deportations for up to1.4 million young undocumented immigrants. Since that time, Mitt Romney has been repeatedly asked whether, if elected, he would undo Obama’s directive or leave it in place. Romneyhas steadfastly refused to answer.

  4. Ametia says:

    Romney owes nation straight answer on immigration
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    Presidents do not get to dodge issues, and candidates for the nation’s highest office should not get into that bad habit. Voters deserve a straight answer from Mitt Romney on whether he would continue President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy or overturn it if he is elected. The Republican danced around the issue over the weekend, and he will have another opportunity to be more candid when he appears this week at a conference of Hispanic officials in Orlando.

    Romney bobbed and weaved on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, failing three times to directly answer how he would deal with the Obama policy as president. The new policy Obama announced on Friday allows an estimated 800,000 younger illegal immigrants to remain in the United States legally if they meet certain conditions. They have to have arrived in this country before they turned 16 years old and be younger than 30 years old, graduate from high school or hold a GED, or have served in the military. They must have been here for five straight years and cannot have a criminal record.

  5. rikyrah says:

    the thing about it, and folks should remember this – the Spanish speaking press HAS been covering every moment of Mitt cozying up to the likes of the Papers Please creator and Pete Wilson. they know every position that he took, and unlike the English speaking press, they aren’t covering for him.

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