Posted by | January 31, 2008 23:27 | Filed under: Top Stories

Asked by reporters in Phoenix Tuesday to elaborate on his immigration views, Romney said he disagreed with several aspects of the McCain-Kennedy bill, charging that the legislation sought a special course for illegal immigrants already in the country that “could result in virtual amnesty.”

In a 2005 interview with the Boston Globe, Flip Romney said McCain-Feingold was “quite different” from amnesty and called McCain’s plan and Bush’s plan “reasonable proposals.”

In a November 2005 interview with the Globe, Romney described immigration proposals by McCain and others as “quite different” from amnesty, because they required illegal immigrants to register with the government, work for years, pay taxes, not take public benefits, and pay a fine before applying for citizenship.

“That’s very different than amnesty, where you literally say, ‘OK, everybody here gets to stay,’ ” Romney said in the interview.

But this week the Flipster sang a different tune.

Asked by reporters in Phoenix Tuesday to elaborate on his immigration views, Romney said he disagreed with several aspects of the McCain-Kennedy bill, charging that the legislation sought a special course for illegal immigrants already in the country that “could result in virtual amnesty.”

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