Mitt Romney on Immigration Reform: 'We're Going to Get It Done'

By Susan Jones | November 3, 2014 | 7:28am EST

Then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigns in Maryland on March 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

( - Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested on Sunday that immigration reform will have a better chance of passing if Republicans control both the House and the Senate:

"Well, what you're going to see is when you have a Republican House and Republican Senate, you're going to have to have, of course, Democrats still vote for the bills that Republicans come up with, because you can't get something through the Senate unless you have 60 votes. And that means you've got to get a lot of Democrats.

"But you're going to see a provision, first of all, to secure the border; second of all, to deal with those who have come here illegally; and third, to make sure our immigration policies are open and transparent to many people who do want to come here illegally. That's going to happen," Romney told "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace.

"You're going to see a bill actually reach the desk of the president, if we finally have someone besides Harry Reid sitting in the Senate. So, we're going to get it done."

Romney said he can't predict if Republicans will actually win control of the Senate on Tuesday: "But I can tell you, we're going to pick up a lot of seats, and we have a lot better prospect of having a piece of legislation, which deals with the issue (immigration) in the way I described."

Romney told Wallace he's "not planning on running" for president again -- "but I'm not going to add anything else to that story."

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