01/17/2012 01:06 pm ET

Critics Pounce On Romney As He's Endorsed By Anti-Immigration Law Author

Representatives of immigration advocacy groups sharply criticized former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the frontrunner GOP presidential contender, on Monday for his alliance with Kris Kobach, who helped craft some of the toughest state immigration laws.

Romney's campaign would neither confirm or deny that Monday the candidate was going to be with Kobach on the campaign trail in South Carolina, which has a tough new anti-illegal immigration law.

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