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Romney Stands Out
Toughest on Illegal Immigration
Fox News -- February 22  
GOP Hopefuls Vow to Fight Illegal Immigration at Arizona Debate
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    Facing off in the state that pioneered a recent turn toward local enforcement of federal immigration law, Republican presidential candidates vowed to do more to combat illegal immigration at Wednesday's primary debate in Mesa, Arizona.
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said he looked to Arizona's controversial approach to immigration as a model. If elected, Romney said he would suspend federal lawsuits against state laws such as Arizona's SB 1070.
    Romney also voiced support for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and mandating the use of E-Verify to deter undocumented immigrants from finding employment.
    Newt Gingrich said he would devote as many resources as necessary to securing the United States' southern border, including the construction of a double fence and the deployment of thousands more Homeland Security Department employees to border areas.
    Libertarian Ron Paul dismissed the idea of a border wall, calling it a waste of taxpayer money, but said the problem of undocumented immigrants receiving government benefits must be addressed.
    Rick Santorum also said he would beef up efforts to combat illegal immigration.
Red DotAmerican Patrol Report: Glenn Spencer, head of American Border Patrol, said he will vote for Mitt Romney in the Arizona Republican primary election. "Mitt Romney has taken a stand on illegal immigration that is proportional to the problem," Spencer said. "If Barack Obama is re-elected I doubt that the nation could survive another four years of open borders and lawlessness," he added.
    Spencer said Romney is a proven leader and understands the importance of the freedom to succeed – and fail. "I have an idea liberals would like to outlaw sports because they hate to see anyone lose," Spencer quipped.

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