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Romney adopted a mixed bag of immigration policies while governor of Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) ¯¯¯ Mitt Romney adopted a mixed bag of immigration policies during his four years as Massachusetts governor.
He fought against in-state college tuition rates for illegal immigrants, pushed hard to give state troopers expanded powers to arrest those in the country illegally, and championed English-only classes for bilingual education students.
Yet Romney also showed a more compassionate side, personally interceding on behalf of an immigrant teacher facing deportation whose case drew heavy news coverage across the state.
Candidate Romney has presented differing profiles during the 2012 campaign. He struck a hard line during the GOP primary season as he courted conservative voters, but softened his rhetoric on immigration after emerging as the presumptive Republican nominee.
He hopes to win over some Hispanic voters in the general election.