Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has slammed Texas Gov.Rick Perry as soft on immigration while touting his own conservative positions on the issue.
But beyond a handful of decisions, including one issued the month before he left office and never fully implemented, Romney’s experience with immigration issues in his home state is sparse, according to immigration experts in Massachusetts.
As governor, Romney moved from being positive on immigration to negative, particularly as it became apparent he was going to run for president, says Westy Egmont, co-chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants. Egmont held the same position during Romney’s term as governor from 2003 to 2007.
Published: Oct 6, 2011