Romney Won’t Revoke Temporary Visas For Young Illegal Immigrants
Mitt Romney has criticized President Obama’s decision to grant temporary visa’s for some classes of younger illegal immigrants, but he told The Denver Post yesterday that he would not revoke the visas granted if he became President:
(CNN) - Young illegal immigrants offered a two year deferral from deportation under President Barack Obama will be allowed to remain in the country if Mitt Romney is elected president, the GOP nominee said in an interview published Tuesday.
Previously, Romney had not specified how he would handle the estimated 1.7 million people who could qualify for the new rules, which went into effect in August.
“The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid,” Romney said in the interview. “I’m not going to take something that they’ve purchased. Before those visas have expired, we will have the full immigration-reform plan that I’ve proposed.”
To be honest I’m not even sure Romney would have the authority to revoke visas that are already granted. He could end the program, but that would seem to be about it. As for his “immigration reform plan,” as with much else I’m waiting to see the details.