When Romney says Obama didn't even try and tackle immigration in his first three years, he's deliberately leaving out that the president lobbied for the DREAM act—which would qualify undocumented youth for a conditional path to citizenship—while the Democrats controlled the House and was met with opposition once the Republicans took over.
Romney also complains that Obama's deferred-action plan—granting some children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants a reprieve from deportation—doesn't offer a permanent solution for aspiring immigrants. Yet, in his own plan, only young illegal immigrants who join the military would have access to that solution.
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