Romney won't revoke young illegal immigrant visas

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Associated Press

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 11:05 AM

DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. because of an Obama administration decision this summer.

Romney tells The Denver Post that people who are able to earn the two-year visas to stay and work wouldn't see them revoked under a Romney administration. He says he would put a comprehensive immigration reform plan into place before those visas expire.

In June, President Barack Obama announced a new policy that allows some young illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to avoid deportation. Romney had not previously said how he would address their status, though he criticized Obama for circumventing Congress to make the change.

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