Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich on Amnesty
Posted on 11/24/2011 5:37:51 AM PST by NaturalBornConservative
During the CNN GOP National Security Debate on 11/22/2011, Newt Gingrich recommended a comprehensive approach to address illegal immigration. Just for the record, what Mr. Gingrich really said about Amnesty may be viewed here.
Gingrich said that such a plan must (A) start with securing the border, then (B) establishing a guest worker program, and finally (C) setting up a board to review the status of each person here illegally. Such a board would distinguish between those who recently came here, and those who are more established. He said that those who recently came here, who don't have family ties, or are otherwise not established, should be sent home. While those who are established, who have been here for 25 years or more, who have children and grandchildren in America, who belong to churches, who have obeyed the laws, and who have paid their taxes, should be allowed to stay legally, but not automatically granted citizenship. For the latter, he recommended using something similar to the Red Card Solution, which would be used as a form of identification, to grant legality, and place them on a path towards citizenship.
The Krieble Foundation's Red Card Solution is a proposal which would allow companies to recruit workers from Mexico. The Red Card would permit workers to enter America, and would allow employers and immigration authorities to track them. It would aid in enforcement of immigration laws, with less intrusion by the government. According to the Krieble Foundation:
"Its a simple solution. Private employment agencies would be allowed to open offices in foreign countries, and authorized to issue temporary non-citizen worker permits. The permits would be smart cards with a microchip that includes a photograph, fingerprint or other biometric identification data, and information needed so that border agents, police, and employers could swipe the card and know who the holder is, where he works, where he lives, who issued the permit, when it expires, and any other required information. Employment agencies would be licensed by the government and would be required to run criminal background checks before issuing non-citizen worker permits, much like gun shops do today. Employers would simply post jobs with employment agencies like they do today. Best of all, the program would be funded by user fees, not taxpayers."
Gingrich also recommended that H1 Visas be granted with every graduate degree in math, science and engineering, to encourage foreign students to stay in America.
For the most part, I concur.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We hear that from all the amnesty shills. And they are as serious about that as Obama is about a balanced budget.
What about visa overstays and the phony Somali or Bosnian “refugees”?
I don’t mind the Mexican folks, perhaps some special arrangement could be made, but let’s send these other bums home.
Half the Bosnian are really Albanians or Gypsies anyway.
We have anywhere from nine to sixteen percent unemployment. Why on earth do we need companies importing workers from Mexico? The Alabama unemployment rate has dropped a half-point since implementation of their illegal immigration law.
I and many other IT workers were unemployed during the IT slump of 2002 - when a half-million H1-B workers were brought in under a program meant to fill jobs only when an American worker could not be found. This asinine Red Card proposal is little different in this economy.
I am sick of these Beltway think tanks carrying the water of those who want to bring in the cheapest possible third-world labor into this country at the expense of Americans who are out of work.
So in Newt's grand vision, the longer you have broken this country's immigration laws, the more law-abiding you are.
Only inside the Beltway can this possibly make sense.
Hey, maggot - try refuting what I have posted. You can't, jackass. You're just an apologist and a shill for the worst tendencies of the Beltway GOP.
Ah, the typical ploy of a troll who can't defend his candidate's stance on its merits.
But I'll play - I am trying to decide between Cain and Perry.
Both have executive experience, both are from outside the Beltway swamps, and although I have issues with some of Perry's illegal immigration stances, he's still better than Newt, and at least Perry understands the 10th Amendment. Newt has no clue about the concept of limited federal government. He gives it lip service, but his history over the last 10 years indicates otherwise.
Fortunately, I missed this latest installment of the the Left putting the Right in their MSM circus side show and calling it a "debate." Curious about where our candidates allowed the left to steer the focus of attention this time - looks like immigration issues - usually a subject as far away as possible from the failings of "The One We Have Been Waiting For."
Notice how if anyone starts to get close the real problem - Obama's economic, political, and anti-American train wreck, they're quickly cut off and the subject is changed?
Why are we letting the GOP and the Left hold us hostage like this?
Okay, we know what Perry’s plan is, pretty much the same thing as Newt, so now what is Cain’s solution? Bet it’s the same. When it comes down to brass tacks, some form of the Krieble plan is the only rational and achievable solution.
People call me Rebecca but all my friends call me Newt.
Why don't you put HER in charge?
GAME OVER MAN! GAME OVER!
Yeah, sure, jackass. You're just another Newt zombie - the only part of your brain still working is the bite reflex. I have posted my reasons on this thread why this proposal is so wrong in this economy, as well as the intellectual bankruptcy behind the concept that the longer you have broken immigration laws, the more law-abiding you are. To be a zombie Newt supporter, you apparently have to not care about either.
Thank-you for confirming my assumptions about your means of arriving at a response. You really are so emotional.
Yeah, I get emotional about logic being abused beyond recognition. About how someone can consider a law-breaker law-abiding. How a think tank can call for more third-world labor to be brought in when we have massive unemployment in this country.
Guilty as charged. At least I haven't sold my soul and my conservative values the way you have. Assuming, of course, that you ever had either.
First,secure the border.
Second, ENFORCE THE G*****N IMMIGRATION LAWS!!!
or change them...anything else is AMNESTY!!!
Oh, horsecrap. Alabama has seen a drop in unemployment of a half-point since they implemented their law against illegal immigrants.
If you make it untenable for illegals to stay here, they will go elsewhere. It's called self-deportation.
And Cain is still better than Newt. Newt basically is advocating complete surrender on this subject while pretending otherwise. So do you.
Cain has still run something other than his mouth. Or do you think some hack who has lived at the public teat his entire life as he moved up in office has a better sense of how the real world works than a guy who ran a private organization?
Wow how refreshing. Actuals facts vs. knee-jerk gotcha-ism.
This whole “qualified to be president” nonsense needs to stop. What makes a politician “qualified”? They need to spend a certain numbers of years in Washingston betraying their constituents, spending billions of taxpayer dollars on nonsense, pushing their porkbarrel programs on the nation? What makes them qualified? Does being qualified mean they’re experienced at tramping all over the constitution and bill of rights?
People want an experienced RINO politician when these so-called qualified people are the same clowns who got us all in the position we’re in in the first place!
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