Sunday, June 17, 2012

Alleged that voters will not be able to "trust" Romney when it comes to fixing the immigration system

George Romney
It's the 1990's, approximately 10-15 years earlier. George Wilcken Romney (July 8, 1907 – July 26, 1995) was an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962, the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, and the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973. His son is Mitt Romney. George Wilcken Romney born  July 8, 1907, Colonia Dublán, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico. How did he enter the United States? Would his son Mitt Romney be in a tough spot on the immigration policy change? Romney said earlier that he'd veto the DREAM Act - a stalled bill that was meant to let some illegal immigrants who came here as children stay so long as they attend college or serve in the military - like his father.

Romney was the first presidential candidate born outside the United States, and his decision to run against Nixon in the Republican primary of 1968 raised many questions. Apparently, there were no Birthers back then to question his birth or demand his birth certificate. President Obama was dogged for much longer by the Birther movement about where he was born. The president released his birth certificate as proof that he was born in the United States of  Hawaii. 

Appearing on The Chris Matthews Show, Andrea Mitchell claimed that Mitt Romney‘s relatives entered the United States illegally.  CNN contributor Ruben Navarrette Jr. explains that Romney’s ancestors crossed into Mexico but never became Mexican citizens. So were the Romneys illegal immigrants in Mexico?  

According to NPR’s John Burnett:
In 1912, the Mormons fled their colonies in Mexico to escape the violence of the Mexican revolution.
Miles Park Romney begat Gaskell Romney, who begat George Romney. George — who was never a Mexican citizen — was 5 years old when the family left Mexico. He went on to be an auto executive, governor of Michigan, and a presidential candidate. George begat Mitt, who was born in Detroit.
Most of the Mormons never went back to Mexico. But one of Miles Park’s sons, Miles Archibold, did return. And it is his progeny who remain here today, Mitt’s second cousins.
So years later, are the Romneys' illegal in Mexico today?