June 29, 2012

Benjy Sarlin over at Talking Points Memo flags Romney for this obvious screw-up. Understandable though when you consider the ever changing positions Romney has had throughout his career on major issues. Even he probably can't keep track of what he believes (or says he believes) anymore.

Mitt Romney accidentally floated a new immigration position in an interview with conservative site Newsmax on Friday, suggesting that he favored a path to permanent status for young illegal immigrants through higher education. The campaign quickly walked the position back when confronted with the discrepancy by TPM.

via the wingnut site Newsmax:

“I will reform immigration with an idea of making immigration more transparent, helping reunite families, assuring that we have a large and ample supply of workers that are needed in agriculture and other temporary assignments,” he said.

As for children of those who came to this country illegally, “I want to make sure they have a permanent answer as to what their status will be.”

He then suggested he would go beyond Obama’s plan. “… I’ve indicated in my view that those who serve in the military or have advanced degrees would certainly qualify for that kind of permanent status.”

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