L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa slams Romney for immigration stance (Video)
On Tuesday night, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa condemned Mitt Romney’s immigration stance, calling it “far out of the mainstream” and out of line with former GOP leaders on The Rachel Maddow Show.
“He’s taken positions that are so extreme, so far out of the mainstream, from where Republican party icon Ronald Reagan, [and] President Bush, George W. Bush were on this issue,” the L.A. Mayor said.
Villaraigosa, a chair for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, said that Romney should find a more “humane” approach to solving the nation’s immigration problems.
In a January debate, Romney championed an idea called “self-deportation” which entails making life hard enough for undocumented immigrants that they decide themselves to return home.
“Well, the answer is self-deportation, which is people decide they can do better by going home because they can’t find work here because they don’t have legal documentation to allow them to work here,” Romney said in a January debate.
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