Based on reports I have seen, that is the only conclusion I can draw.
Romney said he wants to open the country to more legal foreign workers. But he said he did not plan on keeping in place the new order by President Obama halting deportations of hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants brought to the country when they were children.WaPo
“Last week, the president finally offered a temporary measure – he called it a stopgap measure -- that he seems to think will be just enough to get him through the election,” Romney told the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
“Some people have asked if I will let stand the president’s executive order,” Romney added. “The answer is that I will put in place my own long-term solution that will replace and supersede the president’s temporary measure.”
What's that plan?
While that plan is still vague, it does not involve a path to legalization for any of the country's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants except for people who enlist in the military, according to a release from the campaign.yahoo
“Mitt Romney believes that young illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children should have the chance to become permanent residents, and eventually citizens, by serving honorably in the United States military,” a Romney campaign release states.WaPo
Romney has endorsed legal status for military service membrs before. In declining to go beyond that position Thursday, he signaled that he was not backing down from his past opposition to the DREAM Act, the legislation that would put many more young illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship.
800,000 people cannot be in the military, including those under 18.
So Romney's message to Hispanics is really "pound sand."
He's the same bigot he always was.