- Associated Press - Thursday, August 2, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson is throwing down the gauntlet to Mitt Romney on immigration.

Wilson said in a news conference Thursday Romney is “out of touch” with Utah voters on the issue. She says Romney’s policies are harsh, including ending so-called chain migration, a term critics use to describe family-based immigration. He’s also supported a border wall backed by President Donald Trump.

Wilson says the one-time presidential candidate should “come out of hiding” and accept her invitation to debate on the issue.

Romney’s campaign declined to comment. The two candidates are set to debate a number of issues Oct. 9.

Wilson says she supports funding border security but is against a border wall. She also wants to reform Immigration and Customs Enforcement but rejects calls to abolish it.

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