By Jeremy Redmon
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Where they stand
- Barack Obama supports offering a two-year reprieve from deportation to immigrants who illegally entered the U.S. when they were young and who are enrolled in school or have completed school and have not committed violent crimes. Romney is critical of this approach, saying he opposes “amnesty.” He accuses the Obama administration of “playing immigration politics with these children.”
- Obama supports the DREAM Act, legislation that would give special consideration to illegal immigrants who came here as children, graduated from high school and attended college or served in the military. That legislation failed in Congress in 2010. Romney said he would veto the legislation.
- The Obama administration sued to block parts of Arizona’s comprehensive law aimed at driving illegal immigrants out of the state. Romney opposed the decision to sue.