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Romney on immigration -- 2007 Meet the Press

Yesterday we aired a clip from an hour-long interview that candidate Mitt Romney did in 2007 on MEET THE PRESS, during his first run for the Republican nomination, which has been referenced in other media outlets and used by his political opponents. Upon reflection, we should have aired his complete answer or noted that he went on to say  that people here illegally “should not be given a special pathway” so that viewers could have a better understanding of his position on this complex issue. The Romney campaign expressed concern that his full answer wasn’t aired, so in order to clear up any confusion to our viewers, we’re posting the full exchange on the topic of immigration below, along with a link to our transcript.

 Link to transcript: http://on.msnbc.com/ujBTBo

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