WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has spoken out regarding immigration reform, leading many to wonder if Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will choose her as his running mate.
While Rice has said on numerous occasions that she is not interested in a political position, many believe she would bring an advantage to Romney’s campaign, especially in terms of immigration reform.
At a speech in Utah, Rice discussed several critical matters, including the financial crisis and international commerce. However, all eyes were on her as she discussed a pivotal issue the country is struggling with – immigration.
“It doesn’t matter where you came from, it matters where you’re going,” Rice said. “That belief has led people to come here for generations from across the world, just to be a part of that. Frankly, it hasn’t mattered whether it was Sergei Brin, whose parents brought him here at 7 years old from Russia and he founds Google, or the guy who came to make five dollars and fifty cents. They are the same ambitious, risk-taking people and America has been able to gather them.”
Rice’s stance on immigration reform may ironically be the one thing that would deter Romney from making her his VP. Romney, who has not yet to discuss his immigration plans in detail, has stated that he is opposed to immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship through what he dubs “amnesty” plans.
Instead, Romney favors “self-deportation,” in which illegal immigrants should be convinced to return to their native countries on their own accord and then apply for legal status.
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