Romney pledges to veto federal DREAM Act for immigrants

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    It seems an odd time to be making this pledge. According to Intrade, Romney's stock has never been higher (77% odds of capturing the nomination), and some people have suggested that Romney's fierce hawkish immigration stance is hurting both him and his party. Now he is attacking a relatively popular pro-immigrant program (at one point, the DREAM Act had 54% approval Poll: 54 percent support DREAM Act – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs). It seems that Romney is not done running to the right.
     
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    You have the wrong poll numbers. The dream act is a loser.
    FAIR: Public Opinion on Immigration
     
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    Wait... I thought you guys were claiming that Obama already enacted the DREAM act by executive fiat.

    Make up your minds.
     
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    He just had ICE issue a hotline number so illegals caught red handed can call for help to stay here.
     
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    What does that have to do with the DREAM act?

    Do you think that anyone suspected of being "illegal" should just be kicked out, no questions asked?

    Like it or not, we live in a country where everyone is innocent until proven guilty - even illegal immigrants. So I fully support a hotline for people to be informed of their rights. Still entirely irrelevant to my post, though.
     
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    You are not interested in a discussion of fact at all, your opening post in this thread proves it. But then you pretty much do the same in every thread.
     
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    Sure I am. I'm interested in the "fact" that countless people on this board have claimed that Obama has "violated the Constitution" and implemented the DREAM act already by fiat.

    Now, the same people are claiming that Romney will "veto" the DREAM act.

    So which is it?
     
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    I fail to see how the Dream Act would encourage more illegal immigration being that it only applies to people who were brought here illegally as children. You can't sneak across the border at 18 and then get the benefits of the Dream Act.

    It's a sensible solution for people who essentially have no country.
     
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    You are either stupid, dishonest, or both.
     

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