A few months ago I mentioned that Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney had taken a very rigid stance on certain immigration policies. For example, he stated that he would veto any Dream Act legislation that came before him.
Now that Romney has become the all-but-nominated Republican candidate, it is expected that Romney will start trying to be more open to moderation in his immigration stances. Based on recent polls, it appears he needs to – and do so quickly. A recent poll indicates that he trails Obama 69 percent to 22 percent among Latinos. Such a gap will be difficult to overcome – and he will certainly need to appear more open to immigration reform. Personally, I think many individuals will not be able to look past his earlier statements about immigration.
On the flip side, I hope that President Obama – if he wins reelection- will work to actually improve the immigration system. It appeared likely that he would take great strives to improve the immigration system when he took office four years ago. However, he has not done much during the last four years.