A young woman, an undocumented immigrant identified only as Lucy, confronted Mitt Romney in New York on Wednesday about his repeated threats to veto the DREAM Act if he were president. As previously reported, Romney has said that he would veto the act because he thinks that giving "special benefits" to undocumented immigrants "contrary to the idea of a nation's laws." Lucy asked Romney why he opposed her dreams and when he began to go back to his same talking point about people being in the country "illegally." Lucy cut him off saying that she wasn't illegal. She was brought to the United States from Peru when she was 10. Romney's handlers then moved him along and he didn't respond to Lucy's comment.
According to a press release from the DRM Capitol Group, a voice for undocumented youth, Romney supporters harassed Lucy:
Lucy made her way out while Romney supporters berated her. They booed and hissed, saying that she was illegal and not worth keeping in the country. As she made her way out, she heard one man yell “Go back to Mexico.” She turned around and replied “I’m not Mexican, I’m Peruvian.”