There seem to be a contingent of commenters who believe that Bachmann is way more anti-immigration than Romney. Could someone please explain this to me? Maybe I’ve missed something the candidates have said or done in the past (Romney as a governor and Bachmann as a U.S. Representative), but as far as I can tell, Romney and Bachmann are saying the same things, except maybe Bachmann is saying them in a more proleish manner. Both of them had the exact same objections to Perry’s immigration views .
Both Romney and Bachmann seem to favor more enforcement against illegal immigration, but unfortunately neither has said a thing about reducing the amount of legal immigration.
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I do, however, know that four more years of Obama would be really bad. Obama has shown his inclination to direct executive agencies to enact policies that contradict the statutory laws. For example, he has directed INS to not deport any illegal aliens unless they have committed serious crimes. This policy is outrageous. It tells the world, “come here illegally and be assured the U.S. government will do nothing to send you back to your home country as long as you don't commit a serious crime.”
Obama also appoints liberal judges, and four more years of Obama might mean more liberal appointments to the Supreme Court. Open-borders liberals are trying to use lawsuits to prevent Arizona’s sensible anti-illegal immigrant laws from being put into effect. More liberal judges mean that in the unlikely event Republicans will pass strict anti-immigration laws in the future, the courts could declare them unconstitutional.
If we happen to get a Republican-controlled Congress but Obama is still president, I am sure that Obama will veto any anti-immigration laws passed by such a Congress. Neither Romney nor Bachmann would veto such laws.