Personally, this new deal looks like a terrible idea. What I’ve found particularly interesting is the interesting mix of people from both parties that also don’t like it. As you would expect, most Republican presidential candidates are against the deal, even though President Bush is ostensibly for it. It shocks me a little that many Democrats are coming out against it, although most are not using very strong language.
Here’s a rundown. You can click the position of each person for the supporting press release or article that I drew the conclusion from.
|Mitt Romney||Strongly Against|
|Newt Gingrich||Strongly Against|
|Tom Tancredo||Strongly Against|
|Barack Obama||Against in current form|
The folks over at betterimmigration.com have a lot of information on where the candidates stand, as well.