Don’t forget the local amnesty boards Newt proposed in the debate last night. Neighbors decide whether illegal grandparents can stay here if they have lived a good life, although illegally, in this country.
And that's one of the more ridiculous ideas I've heard since the illegal alien debate became so prominent. Those boards in some communities would approve most everyone, and boards in other communities would approve almost no one, if they really have any authority to approve or disapprove.
Or, they'd have to make the guidelines so rigid that the local boards would be mostly rubber stamps so illegals of similar circumstances would not be treated differently in different communities.
It's a dumb idea that would result in mountains or lawsuits unless most all were approved in all communities.
Ugh. For real?
We should have a WWII style draft board where citizens review applications and there is an American family that sponsored that person for a residency permit. They must go back to their home country and apply for citizenship with everyone else. There will be no deporting of grandmas thats impractical.
A local board gives out "residency permits?" In my view, this sounds like giving sanctuary cities control over immigration policy. Same thing he has been saying for months.
Gingrich also says he would drop DOJ lawsuits against states, but with sanctuary cities giving out residency permits, that is small comfort.
Gingrich says they "must go back to their home country," (for citizenship, not for "residency?" Not sure). You might think that requirement might make it impossible to pass congress, because the left would hate it. But for those from Mexico (and others who got fake papers from a corrupt Mexican bureaucracy), they could set up processing centers just across the border.
And suppose congress passed Newt's immigration plan without the requirement to return to country of origin, would he veto it?
I have no confidence Romney would be better, his latest flipflop notwithstanding.
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