Romney’s immigration plan: Military pathway but not for DREAM students

NBC Latino

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney just released what his campaign is calling a bipartisan immigration strategy  for long-term immigration reform, and he addressed this as he spoke to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).

The Romney plan says that “young illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children should have the chance to become permanent residents, and eventually citizens, by serving honorably in the United States military.”  In no place does his plan talk of an opportunity for undocumented young residents to obtain a pathway by going to college.  Moreover, his plan does not support Obama’s recent policy changes to undocumented young immigrants.

“Governor Romney never addressed what would happen to the Dreamer students,” says Clarissa Martinez De Castro, Director of Immigration at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). “In light of how specific Obama’s directive was on students, there was no…

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