If Mitt Romney defeats Barack Obama in the 2012 election, he “most likely” will scrap the president’s recent administrative Dreamer reprieve, the British newspaper The National Telegraph reported recently.
The newspaper quoted Romney’s Latin America advisor Ray Walser.
Walser works at the conservative Heritage Foundation and there’s no logical reason the guy would make things up to hurt Romney’s election prospects.
But the article, barely noticed in the United States, sparked internal controversy, according to the progressive-leaning Think Progress.
Team Romney distanced itself from Walser, saying he didn’t speak for or advise Romney on immigration.
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Bio: Journalist Terry Greene Sterling has lived in Arizona most of her life, and has reported on the political brawls and human tragedies that have long made Arizona the focus of national news. She was raised on an Arizona cattle ranch, and learned to speak Spanish at the same time she learned English. The author of Illegal, Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone, Sterling has been honored with more than 50 national and regional journalism awards. She was named Virg Hill Journalist of the Year, Arizona’s highest journalism honor, three times. She was a staff writer for Phoenix New Times for 14 years before branching out on her own. She is a contributor for The Daily Beast, and Writer-in-Residence at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek.com, Salon.com, Rollingstone.com, The Nieman Narrative Digest, Phoenix Magazine, The Arizona Republic, Arizona Highways, High Country News, and Preservation Magazine. She tweets @tgsterling and blogs about immigration in Arizona at terrygreenesterling.com.