At a campaign bus tour, Mitt Romney criticized President Obama's newly announced immigration policy not to deport DREAM Act-eligible youth, but did not say explicitly whether he would reverse the order if elected.
"I think the action that the president took today makes it more difficult to reach that long-term solution because an executive order of course is just a short-term matter," Romney said, echoing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
"It could be reversed by subsequent presidents," Romney said. "I would like to see legislation that deals with this issue. And I happen to agree with Marco Rubio as he will consider this issue. He said this is an important matter. We have to find a long-term solution. But the president's action makes reaching a long-term solution more difficult. If I'm president, we'll do our very best to have that kind of long-term solution that provides certainty and clarity for the people who come into this country through no fault of their own by virtue of an act of their parents. Thank you."
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