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June 18th, 2012
06:20 AM ET

Was President Obama's immigration announcement new policy or politics as usual? Joe Johns on the political reactions

From CNN's Political Ticker:

(CNN) – Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, wouldn’t say Sunday whether he’d repeal President Barack Obama’s decision to stop deporting certain young illegal immigrants.

In an interview, Romney would say only that his administration would seek longer-term solutions to the problem of illegal immigration, and that Obama’s new directive, announced Friday, was temporary fix.

“He was president for the last three-and-a-half years and did nothing on immigration,” Romney said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Two years he had a Democrat House and Senate, did nothing of a permanent or long-term basis. What I would do, is I’d make sure that by coming into office I would work with Congress to put in place a long-term solution for the children of those that have come here illegally.”

Sunday on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, White House senior adviser David Plouffe spoke about President Obama’s announcement on immigration policy and the political implications, saying that it wasn't a political move.

This morning on "Early Start," Joe Johns looks at the political back and forth on President Obama's new immigration policy change.

Filed under: Immigration • Politics
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  1. Delores

    Waaah, waaah, waaah....just watched Barraso being interviewed on subject of immigration announcement.. Perfect example of why nothing gets accomplished in Washington and why the country is in such a mess. These people refuse to focus on solving problems for the country and getting things done. It's all about fighting the opposing party, or who will get credit for ideas. Their behavior is so childish. Meanwhile the American taxpayer is paying their salaries while suffering the results of their dysfunction.

    June 19, 2012 at 8:38 am | Reply

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