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Mitt Romney Immigration Record As Massachusetts Governor Proved Mixed Bag

Published: Jul 23, 2012 10:30 am By: STEVE LEBLANC and ANDREW MIGA

"Mitt Romney adopted a mixed bag of immigration policies during his four years as Massachusetts governor.

He fought against in-state college tuition rates for undocumented immigrants, pushed hard to give state troopers expanded powers to arrest those in the country without documentation, and championed English-only classes for bilingual education students.

Yet Romney also showed a more compassionate side, personally interceding on behalf of an immigrant teacher facing deportation whose case drew heavy news coverage across the state. In 2004, Romney signed into law a requirement that immigration judges warn non-citizen defendants that pleading guilty to certain crimes could ultimately lead to their deportation."

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