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Gingrich Shows 'Compassion' for Illegal Aliens He Helped Stay Rooted in U.S.
numbersusa.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Roy Beck

Posted on 11/26/2011 1:34:52 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion

The mainstream news media is filled with awe that Newt Gingrich showed some "compassion" for illegal aliens in last night's GOP presidential debate. A look at his record while in Congress shows this is nothing new.

In fact, Gingrich's leadership in Congress is one of the reasons we have so many illegal aliens today who have been able to stay in this country for 25 years.

That's the supreme irony of Gingrich's pro-amnesty remarks in last night's debate. The man who helped ensure that illegal aliens from the 1980s and 1990s are still here in 2011 asked voters last night to consider the inhumanity of making illegal aliens leave this country after they have sunk such long roots here.

If, while Speaker of the House in the 1990s, Gingrich had shown any leadership in stopping illegal immigration, there would be very few illegal aliens still here from the 1980s and 1990s because they wouldn't have been able to hold payroll jobs.

Nobody pushed him last night to take a pro-amnesty stand. He volunteered it! By focusing on long-term illegal aliens, he took a big risk that the media spotlight (or at least the internet and talk radio spotlight) would shine on his long-term record with those illegal aliens.

What the spotlight will find is that Gingrich worked with Big Business lobbyists to make sure that employers could continue to hire illegal workers, and thus sink roots that would be used by pro-amnesty politicians to justify legalizing them today.

We hear the same arguments from the National Council of La Raza, from the ACLU, from the National Immigration Forum..

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1 posted on 11/26/2011 1:34:53 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Where’s his compassion for his fellow Americans who are being forced to foot the bill?


2 posted on 11/26/2011 1:36:31 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Newt believes America must be a nation of laws. The first duty of the federal government is national defense, and it is inexcusable that we haven’t secured the border. In his 21st Century Contract with America, Newt pledges to control the southern border by January 1, 2014, waiving any regulations and pushing aside any bureaucracies that get in the way.

As we secure the border, we must make an aggressive and serious effort to deport all criminals, gang members, and any other threats to our society as quickly as possible. We must also tap into the ingenuity of the private sector to better validate who is in the United States legally.

Newt opposed the DREAM Act. However, he did agree with part of the legislation which allowed those who came to the United States illegally as children to serve in the U.S. Military to earn their citizenship, just as foreign nationals are today allowed to do the same.

Furthermore, Newt has proposed giving local communities the authority to allow those with long established roots in the neighborhood a legal residency status, but not citizenship. Newt believes local communities are at a better vantage point to determine if those there illegally should stay or go. Under this system, we will send home those with no family or community ties and quickly deport those who have committed criminal and other destructive acts, while providing minimal disruption to families and communities.

Read Newt’s 10 step immigration plan here.

3 posted on 11/26/2011 1:38:28 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Amen. He feels really, really strongly about amnesty.
Why would solution have to include any amnesty?

Fence, e-verify, permanent ban for gov contracts, employer fines, fence and state initiatives provide good solution.

Newt is amnesty fanatic and global warming nut. Just say no to Newt.


4 posted on 11/26/2011 1:40:14 PM PST by heiss (heartless)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Because the Newt-Girls are attacking me from every angle today, I’m making sure to post the following on every thread, on this subject regarding the Krieble Plan, which is Newt’s model for immigration reform. While Newt says no path to citizenship in that plan...


...the Krieble Plan DOES put illegals into the head of the line in that they get to live here as citizens (except not vote), work here, enjoy our benefits, have kids here, while others that didn’t sneak over are still stuck in Haiti, Sudan, and other countries. Seems like a HUGE REWARD for sneaking in...

Here’s the exact quote, starting at the very last sentence of Page 27:

“The “Red Card” would provide no path to citizenship or to permanent resident status at all. In accordance with the
founding American principle of equal opportunity under the law, anyone in the world can apply to be a U.S. citizen,
whether they are here as guest workers or not.”

http://krieble.org/Websites/krieble/Images/files/Red%20Card%20Solution%20White%20Paper.pdf


5 posted on 11/26/2011 1:40:28 PM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

As part of the establishment, Gingrich does as he is told.

He can go fly a kite!


6 posted on 11/26/2011 1:41:40 PM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well isn’t that special ...


7 posted on 11/26/2011 1:46:27 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I stand with Mr. Cain!)
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To: ez

You’ve posted that several times. Thanks.

Now.

Did you read the OP? Do you agree or disagree with the article’s conclusion that it was Newt’s failure of leadership, and alliances with business lobbyists, that led to the massive number of long-term illegals present in the U.S. today?


8 posted on 11/26/2011 1:47:20 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: ez

Do you work for Newt’s campaign?


9 posted on 11/26/2011 1:49:04 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: BarnacleCenturion

In 1998 Gingrich stopped employer sanctions from the 1986 bill from being enforced. The INS was finally getting serious about going after employers until Newt intervened.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 1:50:16 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: ez
Read Newt’s 10 step immigration plan

I have. And I reject it based on his amnesty scheme in number 6.

6. Create a path to earned legality for some of the millions of people who are here outside the law ILLEGALLY.

11 posted on 11/26/2011 1:50:59 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to amnesty. Say NO to Newt!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

With dozen of threads on this strictly academic subject it is amazing how people are willingly demonstrating their ethnocentricity in public.
(Yes, the Nile, the Nile!)


12 posted on 11/26/2011 1:57:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: freekitty
Where’s his compassion for his fellow Americans who are being forced to foot the bill?

Exactly. Is it too much to ask that we stop giving benefits to illegals? Stop doing that, and they will have no reason to remain in the US. If you aren't a citizen, then you don't get food stamps, you don't get Section 8, you don't get WIC, you don't get treated at the local public health department, and your kids don't get to go to taxpayer-funded schools. What's so hard about that?

13 posted on 11/26/2011 2:12:40 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: ez
Newt also agreed with the part of the DREAM Act that granted citizenship to those who attend college. Listen to Newt himself in an argument with Laura Ingraham:

http://freedomslighthouse.net/2010/12/03/laura-ingraham-and-newt-gingrich-get-into-heated-exchange-over-illegal-immigration-audio-12310/

As Roy Beck points out Newt Gingrich is a major reason that this country is overrun with illegal aliens. Contrary to what his cheerleaders say, Newt has been a major part of the problem, not the solution.

Newt has never been trustworthy in the past.
Newt is not trustworthy now.
Newt will never be trustworthy.

14 posted on 11/26/2011 2:14:47 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: ez
“Furthermore, Newt has proposed giving local communities the authority to allow those with long established roots in the neighborhood a legal residency status, but not citizenship. Newt believes local communities are at a better vantage point to determine if those there illegally should stay or go.”

Do you honestly believe that these boards won't be populated by liberals, illegal alien supporters, the clergy, businesspeople who benefit from illegal labor and bleeding hearts, like Newt?

Please tell me you are not that stupid.

15 posted on 11/26/2011 2:21:18 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: freekitty

Wheres his compassion for Americans killed by drunk unlicensened uninsured illegal aliens ???

Americans like 16 year old Dustin Inman from his own state of Georgia ???

Dustin and his family...forever separated...


16 posted on 11/26/2011 2:21:25 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Exactly. He knows better.


17 posted on 11/26/2011 3:18:55 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BobL
The Krieble plan may be a general model for his proposal but he seems to differ on at least that detail. He specifically said red card holders would have to go home in order to apply for U.S. citizenship.

Newt Gingrich Addresses Illegal Immigration and Amnesty

18 posted on 11/26/2011 4:06:59 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
Which is the way out. Simply make it a federal offense to employ illegals punishable by one year in jail and massive fines. Also ban all illegals from any
government assistance programs and monies. They`ll self deport in droves, a scorched earth policy for illegals, no sanctuary-no stay.
19 posted on 11/26/2011 5:10:05 PM PST by nomad
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To: nomad

This is what the 1986 bill was all about, going after employers. It is the one thing that will actually work, we know it is in states like Arizona where they’ve mandated e-verify. Thanks to Newt he stopped it nationally and now he claims he’s going to fix the mess he created by giving them amnesty.


20 posted on 11/26/2011 5:32:00 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
Then simply hit him and his supporters on that message: Will you/your guy support making it a felony to hire illegals? Will he (and you) support making it a felony to give them public assistance? Will he/you support the law if it is? Isn`t it a crime in itself to conspire to aid and abet the commission of a crime? This alone would sink his campaign like a rock if he said: "No I will not support the adoption of, nor enforcement of such laws."

Then all who aid criminal trespassers in America should be charged under the new laws. The pro-illegal groups that aid them can be under the RICO Act and, along with all others, under the new federal laws, since its the federal immigration act they`re breaking. The federal power is Constitutionally directed TO defend our borders, force them to. Make it a felony to pass off forged ID as proof of citizenship in employment and go after the criminals who engage in this form of identity theft, producers and users. This would make it impossible for the illegals to get work or support,they`ll self deport in droves.

PROBLEM SOLVED!

21 posted on 11/26/2011 6:43:44 PM PST by nomad
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To: nomad

It’ll never happen because it makes too much sense. They’d rather go after grandma at the airport while leaving the borders wide open.


22 posted on 11/26/2011 9:48:39 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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