Pawlenty Rips Obama Over Immigration

Monday, 18 Jun 2012 12:45 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former Minnesota GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty has taken President Barack Obama to task over his move to loosen immigration policy last week.

“It’s disappointing that President Obama, even though he had a Democratic congress for the first two years of administration, [didn’t live up to his] promise to the country and particularly the Hispanic community that he would enact comprehensive immigration reform,” Pawlenty, a key surrogate for GOP presidential nominee-to-be Mitt Romney, told CNN Monday, Politico reports.

“He didn’t do it, and now at the 11th hour he comes up with this executive order.” The action appears to be a calculated move to gain support from Hispanics, a key voting bloc in November’s election, Pawlenty suggested.

Obama’s executive order, issued Friday, allows some young illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. He criticized Republicans for blocking passage of the DREAM Act, which would establish a citizenship for some young illegal immigrants.

When asked whether Romney would veto the DREAM Act as president, Pawlenty said, “There are a lot of things labeled the DREAM Act, so we have to be careful. What Gov. Romney has said is when it comes to Sen. Rubio’s ideas about the DREAM Act, he would be open to that.”

Republican Senators, including Florida’s Marco Rubio, have been working for months on a bill to permit some children of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States legally while attending college or embarking on military careers.

Pawlenty said immigration policies should be dealt with by Congress rather than by executive orders. “It’s an important issue and deserves to be addressed before the Congress, and as Gov. Romney said, on a long-term and permanent basis so these young people don’t have to guess whether or not their status will change.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Expert: Use Complex Passwords to Protect Accounts

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 13:09 PM

One primary method to protect Internet cloud accounts from hackers is to use "complex" passwords, a cyber security exper . . .

St. Louis Mayor Welcomes Immigrants, Talks Diversity After Ferguson

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 12:21 PM

As rancor over young immigrants from Central America rises in some cities, one Midwestern mayor is welcoming the nation . . .

Koch Brothers' Summit Turns Into a Reid Bash

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 12:11 PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took center stage as a figure of scorn and contempt at the annual summit of a conserva . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved