In an interview with The Denver Post, Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate has stated that he would close the administration policy put in place by President Barrack Obama, which allows young immigrants to remain in the U.S. and work under a 2 year visa, the policy does not result in permanent U.S. citizenship.
Obama made an allowance to immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally at a young age. To ensure the policy is beneficial and allows for positive individuals to stay in the country, there are rules to the principle such as graduating from high school. Obamas efforts to help the on going immigration issues in the U.S. faced criticism by Romney. He stated that the administration policy was “circumventing congress” as the principle was put in place just months before the presidential election. The Obama campaign hit back at Romney, stating that the Republican Presidential candidate is “against any sensible solution to fix a broken immigration system”.
Although the Romney campaign revealed that those immigrants who do benefit from current Obama policy would retain permission. “The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid. I’m not going to take something that they’ve purchased,” Romney said. He later stated that a Romney campaign would not grant such permission.