On Trail, Romney Avoids Immigration

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, and his wife Ann, arrive at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Friday, June 15, 2012 in Scranton, Pa.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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    It was right back to the talking points for Mitt Romney. After President Barack Obama announced an immigration policy shift Friday that will stop the deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, Romney planned to work his way through Pennsylvania on Saturday. Romney seems determined to focus on the economy, brushing off Obama’s executive order in his comments to reporters yesterday and saying that it was a “short-term matter” that “can be reversed by subsequent presidents.” The Republican contender may also want to avoid scrutiny of his own stance on immigration—he’s said he would veto the DREAM Act if he were elected president, calling it a “handout.”

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