On Friday afternoon, President Obama followed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney‘s hotly-anticipated speech to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) with his own speech to the group, which presented a golden opportunity to keep Romney on the ropes with Hispanic voters regarding the President’s recent immigration policy change. It was also an opportunity to challengeRomney’s false claim that it was the President who stood in the way of comprehensive immigration reform, rather than Romney’s Republicans.
It was a week ago today that President Obama shot immigration up to the top of the presidential campaign with his announcement of a major immigration enforcement policy change, one which allows young undocumented immigrants to apply for deportation relief, if they meet the requirements of the DREAM Act. Since then, Mitt Romney has doggedly refused to say whether he will reverse that policy change if he’s elected.
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