Obama dangled this argument in an attempt to scare Hispanic voters away from Romney. But it is inaccurate. At a Republican primary debate on Feb. 22, 2012, Romney said that Arizona’s e-Verify provision, which requires employers to check worker eligibility, should be a model for all states. He was not referring to the state’s entire controversial immigration law, SB1070, which included a provision that empowers police to check the immigration status of people they detain if they have reason to suspect that person was in the U.S. illegally.
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- 10. Jeep Moving Jobs from Ohio to China
- 9. Romney Is an Outsourcing Pioneer
- 8. Romney Wants to Make Arizona’s Immigration Law a Model for the Nation
- 7. Obama Tried to Curb Military Voting
- 6. Romney Wants to Deny Gay Couples Adoption Rights
- 5. Obama Promised the Stimulus Would Keep Unemployment Under 8%
- 4. Obamacare Is a Federal Takeover of the U.S. Health-Care System
- 3. Romney Wants to Ban All Abortions, Including in Cases of Rape and Incest
- 2. Obama Gutted Welfare-to-Work Requirements
- 1. Obama Apologizes for America