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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican presidential candidate, would allow illegal aliens to apply for permanent residency but would also require them to go back home after a “set period” of time, he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last Sunday.

After four days of questioning from Cybercast News Service, however, the Romney campaign was unable to specify how long that “set period” would be.

On “Meet the Press” Romney said: “Well, whether they go home - they should go home eventually. There’s a set period - in my view they should have a set period during which period they, they sign up for application for permanent residency or for citizenship. But there is a set period whereupon they should return home.”

In light of these comments, border security advocates have questioned whether there is a difference between the application for permanent residency Romney suggests and the “pathway-to-citizenship,” which he has staunchly opposed.

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Romney Supports Ban on Weapons of ‘Extraordinary Lethality’

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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was asked about his “retreat” on gun control Sunday, just one of the issues raised in his appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Host Tim Russert asked Romney about his earlier support for strong gun control laws, noting that in his 1994 Senate race againt Ted Kennedy, Romney backed two gun-control measures — the Brady Bill with its waiting period on gun sales; and the renewal of a 1994 ban on “assault” weapons.

At the time, Romney said he didn’t “line up with the NRA.” But when he decided to run for president, Romney signed up for a lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association.

Romney on Sunday said that he did support the assault weapons ban. But he hedged on whether he’s still for it: “Let me describe it,” he said to Russert, as Russert pressed him to say whether he still supports the ban.

“I would have supported the original assault weapon ban,” Romney said. “I signed an assault weapon ban as Massachusetts governor because it provided for a relaxation of licensing requirements for gun owners in Massachusetts, which was a big plus. And so both the pro-gun and the anti-gun lobby came together with a bill, and I signed that.

“And if there is determined to be, from time to time, a weapon of such lethality that it poses a grave risk to our law enforcement personnel, that’s something I would consider signing. There’s nothing of that nature that’s being proposed today in Washington.” But Romney said he “would look at weapons that pose extraordinary lethality.”

Russert tried again: “So the assault ban that expired…because Congress didn’t act on it, you would support?”

Romney noted that President Bush said he would have signed the bill if it came to his desk — “and so would I.”

In the next breath, Romney said he was “pleased to have the support of the NRA when I ran for governor. I sought it, I seek it now. I’d love to have their support. I believe in the right of Americans to bear arms.”

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20 Responses to “Romney Would Allow Illegals to Stay for Unspecified Time, Ban Weapons Of ‘Extraordinary Lethality’”
  1. David from California says:

    And Tom Tancredo threw his support to “CHUMP”

  2. The Watchdog says:

    Romney is a slick politician constantly trying to play both sides of every issue. Who knows what he really thinks about anything. I wish Tancredo put his support behind Ron Paul. Romney’s record on immigration isn’t nearly as bad as Huckabee and Rudy though.

  3. K2 says:

    In other words- support for the right to bear arms, but not the sort of arms that can be used to defend the constitution, and overthrow tyranny. Shooting some ducks is fine. But resisting martial law is definitely not cool.

  4. melody says:

    Can’t trust any politician. I don’t understand what Tancredo is thinking.

  5. peternoamnesty says:

    we should send this to tancredo….if he wants to endorse a “top tier”candidate he should endorse fred thompson

  6. Angel says:

    David that is exactly what I was thinking. Tancredo may be a traitor folks. Brace yourselves. He was my number one pick, too.
    I think they they are trying to slice the Republican party so no one is too strong to ensure a Hillary win to keep the Bush-Clinton empire up and running and stabalized.

  7. Johnny says:

    Yea, why in the world would Tancredo back Romney in the first place? Something smells of fish!

    Watchdog, do you have some really good info or something I can go to to learn more about this Ron Paul?
    I have heard a lot of crazy things about Ron Paul is there a web site that shows his record or something where I can be convinced that Ron Paul is our guy?
    How is he when it comes to supporting our military and law enforecement?

    I really don’t have a candidate to vote for since Tancredo pussed out

  8. Johnny says:

    you make a good point! They have been talking about this on the radio lately, how the repub party is really weak right now and it is working in favor of Hillary.

    God forbid if Hillary wins because we’ll end up having both her and Bill running the show again. Scarry thought.

    We have had Bush senior, the Clintons and Bush jr that computes to what about 24 years. if Hillary wins, that could end up being another 4-8 years and by then who knows if we’ll even have a constitution left.

    I am not big on conspiracy theories but this campaign smells a lot like a conspiracy.

  9. Bren says:

    This comment made by Romney has been cleared up by both Romney AND Tancredo in numerous interviews, videos, etc. after the Tim Russert interview.

    Here is one interview that you might want to listen to!!

    Listen to Tom’s interview as to why he chose Romney!!

    Click on :
    Tom Tancredo 5PM Hr (12/21/07)
    Tancredo Quits Presidential Race

  10. Bren says:

    Here is the reality of the situation…………

    Duncan Hunter and Ron Paul are NOT going to win. Fred Thompson isn’t even showing up in the polls.

    Therefore, that leaves the choices as Guliani, McCain, Huckabee, or Romney.

    Out of all of the “realistic” candidates—–those who actually have a chance of winning—–Romney is the BEST choice.

    He actually took MANY steps against the illegals while he was in office in Massachusetts—long before this issue became as hot as it is now.

    —He prevented illegals from getting drivers’ licenses

    —He stopped illegals from getting in-state tuition.

    —He gave the police the authority to assist ICE with enforcing immigration laws

  11. the marlboro man says:

    Till he is in office then it all changes he,s CFR NWO NAU SPP NAFTA CAFTA it,s all in the game!AND WERE NOT PART OF THE TEAM !!If we fall for this bull he is saying, think about it you can,t get a yes or a no from him or any of the top imperal ELITEST

  12. HellDogger says:

    Exactly Marlboro Man. And we just got Hannitzed. And if my only 2 choises are bad & worse, I’ll take worse and get it over with. As long as the repubs are wanting libs, they’re gonna get one. Get ready for Madam President and she hates 2 things, free thought and firearms.

  13. Zorro says:

    Johnny - Digger did a post recently about Ron Paul and the funny thing is - he started out being pretty sure that Ron Paul was not someone to stand behind - based on his prior voting record.. but when he took a closer look… he had mostly praise for him

    We REALLY need Lou Dobbs to run.. maybe Lou would make a great VP to Ron Paul? Now there’s an idea… I really don’t know if Lou would be willing to give up his juicy salary as top dog talking head in the “Independents” class…

  14. Zorro says:

    Bren - Mitt Romney only did some of those things right before he left office to run for President. In my mind, it was a gesture and he knew they would be overturned by his successor, which they were.

  15. Zorro says:

    Here’s a big question… Has Romney ever been to a Bilderbergers meeting? If so then he is on the inside of the elitist club that is bent on a one-world government. I know Hillary has been to those meetings and according to Alex Jones, the elites like the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds who run Bilderberger are the ones who put people in the Presidency.. not the people.. We have already lost control of our country for the most part. I don’t believe our elections are fair or have been for the last 20 years. I believe the polling booths, especially electronic, are rigged. That’s why for 2008 I will be voting absentee. At least I know my vote went in the way I intended it from the beginning. Whether or not it gets counted I can’t control but I feel I have a better chance than at the electronic voting booth.

  16. George says:

    I think the owo,nwo guys have put these politicians in the running field to create confussion in the minds of the voters and end up with the one they want.Hillary,Romeny,McCain Huckabee I have to go with Ron Paul he has the best chance of winning that is given that the voting machines are not rigged,But most likely they are rigged.

  17. The Watchdog says:

    I agree with Bren’s analysis as to why Tancredo backed Romney. Ron Paul is my candidate of choice but I know the Republican party isn’t going to give him the nomination. Of the “top tier” candidates that will get the Republican nomination, Romney is the lesser evil. Out of these candidates Romney would be my choice too.

    I don’t think Ron Paul will be in the race after the primaries. He doesn’t want to run as a Libertarian, and if he ran as an Independent he wouldn’t be able to get on ballots in some states. We have a two party system that discourages Independents and third party’s.

  18. George says:

    Yeah But Brook I am so tired of voting for the candidates who are the lesser evil that is what I did he last time and look at what we got BOOOsch.or if Paul does not run as an Independant I wil mark none of the above to send a message.

  19. Eddie B. says:

    This guy is greasy. G-R-E-A-S-Y.


  20. peternoamnesty says:

    ummm i guess that lou dobbs will be our candidate! lou dobbs would not be any third party candidate!lou dobbs has power!

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