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Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Representing the 4th District of Illinois

ROMNEY'S IMMIGRATION PLAN "A FANTASY," CAN BE SUMMED UP IN TWO WORDS: "GET OUT"

October 17, 2012
Press Release
Issues: 

"Mitt Romney's views are dramatically out of touch with the common-sense policies that most Americans embrace," Gutierrez says

 

(Washington, DC) -- Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), reacted today to the exchange between President Obama and Gov. Romney on immigration during the presidential debate on Tuesday.  Rep. Gutierrez is the Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  The following is a statement by Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez:

Once again, Mitt Romney showed you can describe his immigration policy in two words: "get out."  Mitt Romney has no understanding of the importance of immigrants to our economy or appreciation for the need to keep families together.  Mitt Romney was clear that 10 or 11 million immigrants will have to leave the country if he is elected, but the idea that so many millions of people will leave or be driven out of the U.S. is a fantasy.  Mitt Romney's views are dramatically out of touch with the common-sense policies that most Americans embrace when it comes to immigration.  I urge every person who supports reasonable and fair policies that protect our borders, put people to work and keep families together to pay close attention to the extreme and unworkable views on immigration that Mitt Romney expresses again and again.

 

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