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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Sunday Shows

Gillespie: Romney Will Review Obama's Executive Orders, Repeal Some

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the Latino Coalition's 2012 Small Business Summit, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

June 24, 2012

Mitt Romney will review every executive order President Obama has signed, and potentially repeal some, a top Romney adviser said on Sunday.

Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union, Ed Gillespie refused to answer whether Romney would overturn Obama’s recent executive order on immigration, saying only that he would look into the legality of the order if he were elected president.

“Every executive action that president Obama has taken will be subject to review," he said.

 

In a move aimed partly at galvanizing Latino support ahead of the November elections, Obama announced this month that he would order the Department of Homeland Security to stop deporting young illegal immigrants who had been brought to the U.S. early in life and are in school, have received a high school diploma or the equivalent, or who have served in the military.

While Democrats and activists praised the move, Obama’s critics have called it political opportunism that has stymied any hopes of a long-term solution to immigration. Gillespie echoed these accusations, warning that much of Obama’s work as president should be seen through a political lens for the rest of the election period.

“Between now and November, it is clear that the oval office is an extension of the Chicago campaign headquarters, and they're going to make a lot of political moves and there are a lot of other target demographics that the president will try to appeal to with executive actions,” he said.

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