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Bettina Inclan, the Republican National Committee’s Hispanic Outreach Director, told reporters on Tuesday morning that Mitt Romney is still deciding his position on immigration.

“As a candidate, to my understanding, he’s still deciding what his position on immigration is. So I can’t talk about what his proposal’s going to be because I don’t know what Romney, exactly, he’s talked about different issues,” she said. “I can’t talk about something that I don’t know what the position is.”

Thankfully for Inclan, The National Memo is here to help. Here is a slideshow explaining some of Romney’s positions on immigration, which he’s stated so clearly that no amount of Etch-a-Sketch shaking could erase them.


Build A Giant Fence


Romney said at the 2011 Republican debate at the Reagan Library that he would secure the border with a 2,600 mile fence and hire “enough agents to secure that fence.”

It’s unclear what Romney hopes this will accomplish, considering that he admitted just a sentence later that immigrants “can always get a ladder to go over the fence.”

Veto The DREAM Act


In the buildup to the Iowa caucus, Romney promised that he would veto the DREAM Act, leading DNC Senior Adviser for Hispanic Affairs Juan Sepulveda to declare that “Mitt Romney’s far-right views on immigration would make him the most extreme presidential nominee in recent memory.”

Follow Arizona’s Crazy Lead

Romney said at a February debate that “I think you see a model in Arizona,” as noted crackpot (and former Romney endorser) Sheriff Joe Arpaio watched approvingly.

Russell Pearce — the author of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, the country’s harshest anti-immigrant law — has said that Romney’s immigration policy is “identical to mine.”


End Bilingual Education

In a 2007 interview, Romney bragged about Massachusetts’ move from bilingual education to “English immersion,” saying that “to be successful in America you have to speak the language of America.”

Romney also told The New Hampshire Union Leader in 2007 that “we cannot be a bilingual nation like Canada.”

Make Immigrants So Miserable That They’ll “Self-Deport”

At the January 23rd Florida presidential debate, Romney suggested that, having suffered all of the indignities of life under his administration, illegal immigrants would become so discouraged that they would voluntarily “self-deport.” The plan seems so ridiculous on its face that it drew laughter from the audience.

President Trump boards Air Force One for his return flight home from Florida on July 31, 2020

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Florida senior residents have been reliable Republican voters for decades, but it looks like their political impact could shift in the upcoming 2020 election.

As Election Day approaches, Florida is becoming a major focal point. President Donald Trump is facing more of an uphill battle with maintaining the support of senior voters due to his handling of critical issues over the last several months. Several seniors, including some who voted for Trump in 2016, have explained why he will not receive their support in the November election.

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