According to the New York Times, “Last month in South Carolina, home to the type of social conservatives Romney is courting, he said, ‘I think we should not call it the ‘Z’ visa; we should call it the ‘A’ visa, because it’s amnesty and that’s what it stands for.'” (A z-visa is a proposed document that would register the roughly 12 million illegal aliens in the US.)

“Yet a week later in Florida, he said, ‘There are some who get involved in whether it is technically amnesty or not and I’m not really trying to define what is technically amnesty. I’ll let the lawyers do that.'”