Obama: Romney Said 'I Would Veto the Dream Act'

Obama adds he will not empower those who doubt citizenship of "my daughter or yours" based on their looks.
3:00 | 10/16/12

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Transcript for Obama: Romney Said 'I Would Veto the Dream Act'
What -- also say it is for young people who come here. Brought here oftentimes by their parents. Have gone to school -- pledge allegiance to the flag. Think of this as their country understand themselves as Americans. In every way except having papers that we should make sure we give them pathway to citizenship. And that's what I've done administratively now governor Romney just said that. -- he wants to help those young people too but during the Republican primary he said I will be told the DREAM Act that would allow these young people. To have access. His main strategy during the Republican primary was to say we're gonna encourage self deportation. Making life so miserable on folks -- don't leave. He called the Arizona law a model for the -- part of the Arizona law said that law enforcement officers could stop. Folks because they suspect it may -- they looked like they might be -- document workers'. And check their papers. You know what. If my daughter. Or yours. Looks to somebody like they're not. A citizen I don't want I don't want. To empower somebody like that. So we can. Fix this system in a comprehensive way. And when governor Romney says the challenges while Obama been trying that's not true. I sat down -- Democrats and Republicans at the beginning of my term. And I said let's fix this system including senators previously supporters on the Republican side. But it's very hard for Republicans in congress to support. Comprehensive immigration reform if their standard bearer has -- that this is not something I'm interest in supporting.

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