Obama indicated that we are a nation of immigrants and that there should be
a path to legal immigration. There should be greater border control. Obama would not go after students. Young people brought here illegally should have a path to citizenship. Obama criticized Romney for wanting a veto of the Dream Act and for supporting the Arizona law. Obama wants to fix the system in a big way. He stated that America is still the land of promise.
Another question centered around why the State Department didn't request more security for the diplomats prior to the recent terror attack in Libya. The moderator questioned about why it took two weeks for the riot to be disclosed publicly.
Obama indicated that security would be beefed up. The terror incidents would be investigated and the people responsible would be brought to justice and held accountable. We will find out what happened. He stated that he was in the White House Rose Garden and greeted the caskets of those who died in the terror attack.
Romney stated that many days passed before the attacks were labelled as a terror attack. Why didn't we know five days later? He indicated that a day after the terror attacks, Obama flew to Las Vegas. He stated that in four years since 2008, Iran is closer to a bomb and Syrian policy (or the lack of one) is more significant to us now.
Another question addressed how to keep AK 47 assault weapons out of the hands of the lawbreakers. The conversation then gravitated into other areas.
Obama affirmed a long tradition of hunting and sportsmen with guns. He cited the Aurora incident and wants weapons for soldiers off the streets. Obama was for the assault weapon ban before Romney was against it. Obama would retrain workers for unfilled jobs that are out there right now.
Obama called for a lower tax rate and closing loopholes to profit offshore. He criticized Romney for wanting to create jobs in places like India and China. Obama wants to double exports and get better deals for Americans on foreign trade. He stated that our currency strengthened because we got tough on China.
Obama indicated that the low wage jobs aren't coming back. In addition, we need to make new investments in manufacturing technologies. We need additional engineers in order to lead the world economy.
Romney doesn't want new legislation. He wants to enforce gun laws on the books already. Romney indicated the importance of having two parents in the home. He criticized the fact that AK 47 wepons are being made available to criminals.