Report: Mitt Romney Is The Most Radical GOP Presidential Candidate On Mass Deportations

ThinkProgress guest bloggers Ann Garcia and Mayu Takeda compiled a lengthy and comprehensive list of each of the Republican presidential candidates’ stances on immigration. It includes some surprising details — including the fact that the supposedly moderate GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney is the only candidate to suggest that he supports mass deportation, so long as undocumented immigrants who have been in the United States for several years are given “enough time to organize their affairs and go home.”

All positions current as of Nov. 8.

Legend for Table

Candidate Comp. immigration reform Border security Mass deportation State and local immigration laws DREAM Act & In-State Tuition
Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann
Representative from Minnesota
opposed support opposed support opposed
Herman CainHerman Cain
Business mogul
Partially supports support opposed support support
Newt GingrichNewt Gingrich
Former Speaker of the House
Partially supports Partially supports opposed Unclear or ambiguous unknown
Jon HuntsmanJon Huntsman
Former Governor of Utah
opposed support unknown support opposed
Ron PaulRon Paul
Representative from Texas
opposed support unclear support unknown
Rick PerryRick Perry
Governor of Texas
Partially supports support opposed support Partially supports
Mitt RomneyMitt Romney
Former Governor of Massachusetts
Partially supports support opposed support unknown
Rick SantorumRick Santorum
Former Senator from Pennsylvania
Partially supports support Partially supports unclear opposed