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Romney to students: Earn tech degree, get green card

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Romney to students: Earn tech degree, get green card

Postby WestSideYuppie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:47 pm

At last night's debate:

Romney: I don't think you have to — shouldn't have to hire a lawyer to figure out how to get into this country legally. I also think that we should give visas to people — green cards, rather, to people who graduate with skills that we need, people around the world with accredited degrees in — in science and math get a green card stapled to their diploma, come to the US of A.
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Re: Romney to students: Earn tech degree, get green card

Postby pjbogart » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:41 pm

Dude, that's nothing. I'm surprised he used the word "staple" after his 47% speech. If you watched the entire clandestine recording, one of his comments was that he'd like to staple a green card to every PhD in the world. Yeah, like stapled to them as though they were cattle.

He then goes on to state sarcastically that people who have no skills whatsoever can stay as long as they want, wherever they want.

Classy dude.
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Re: Romney to students: Earn tech degree, get green card

Postby WestSideYuppie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:29 pm

I suppose a PhD with a green card can't vote against him.
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Re: Romney to students: Earn tech degree, get green card

Postby snoqueen » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:48 pm

So the Mexican students (you know that's who he means, so I'll say it) are supposed to go to tech school while their status is illegal, and when they graduate they're legalized?

Now that makes a lot of sense, Mitt.
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Re: Romney to students: Earn tech degree, get green card

Postby WestSideYuppie » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:32 pm

I think the comment makes sense to Mitt if he's talking to his constituency, because he believes that there's a shortage of STEM workers, but students who are racking up debt while struggling to find jobs might have a different take on the matter.
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