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Obama, Romney: No Immigration Details

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SF Gate -- Sean Olender is an immigration attorney and an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Representative democracy works only if candidates clearly promise what they will do if elected and then do it. Mitt Romney suggested he would "get things done" with Congress, yet he has not revealed specific plans to voters. President Obama has not done many things he promised (close Guantanamo, prosecute mortgage bond fraud). Immigration policy is a microcosm of this disconnect between words and actions: What Americans think Republicans and Democrats do on immigration is different from what they in fact do. That's why we need to know what the presidential candidates plan to do about immigration reform. (Full Story

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