Illegal immigration is not a simple problem, so the answers are not simple.
That's what the DC types want to have us believe.
The solution actually is simple - enforce the laws on the books, crack down hard on employers hiring illegal aliens, and eliminate bennies for illegals.
They will self-deport in droves.
But for a DC hack like Newt, the solution to failure is never to address what has failed. There is no influence, no millions in dollars in fees and campaign contributions for peddling that influence, to be gained with that approach. Now amnesty and a guest worker program, that can be mined like the Comstock lode.
The simple answers are amnesty or mass deportation. Newt is proposing amnesty. Not the fast track citizenship that Romney favors, but a long term work permit amnesty. It's a travesty that Newt is proposing this. The way Newt defines amnesty is almost Clintonian. Let me say this simply - amnesty is giving illegals the right to remain in this country without having to worry about being discovered and deported. Newt's weasel words don't change reality - he is proposing an amnesty.
Finally someone that understands the complexity of the immigration problems. Good post rzman.