Romney pledges to veto federal DREAM Act for immigrants

Romney pledges to veto federal DREAM Act for immigrants

"Romney, apparently seeking to burnish his anti-immigration credentials before conservative voters, made a comment that one of President Obama’s top political advisers suggested could hurt him in a general election contest. For the first time, Romney said outright that he would veto the federal DREAM Act, legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for certain undocumented immigrants. The former Massachusetts governor previously has been critical of the DREAM Act – and, as governor, he vetoed a similar state law – but previously had not said he would veto the federal law as president." - Washington Post, Dec. 31, 2011.