Skip to comments.Gingrich targets "sanctuaries" for illegal immigrants
Posted on 11/28/2011 8:24:39 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told a South Carolina town hall on Monday that as president he would block federal funds to any city that "declared itself a sanctuary" for illegal immigrants.
Gingrich, fresh from a key endorsement from an influential New Hampshire newspaper, is on a three-day swing through South Carolina, an early primary state that his campaign has dubbed his "southern firewall."
"No American president has the right to side with foreigners," Gingrich told a crowd of hundreds at the College of Charleston, after reciting a list of 16 countries that he said had filed friend of the court briefs in a Justice Department lawsuit against South Carolina's new immigration law.
The law, which goes into effect on January 1 barring an injunction from a federal court, requires police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they stop or detain for another reason and makes it a felony to knowingly transport or harbor undocumented immigrants.
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I just can’t stand how this guy just says whatever he wants to say as if we’re stupid. First he basically wants amnesty, and now he’s Mr. Tom Tancredo on sanctuary cities? I want a President who I can depend on to actually have principles, not just telling us what we want to hear to get elected.
Is Newt’s immigration policy “nuanced,” like John F. Heinz Kerry’s policies were?
Too bad his so-called brilliant Immigration Plan only includes border fencing in “urban” areas. This comprises only about 1/10th of 1 percent of the actual border.
Well, that’s great, but the president should block ALL federal funds to cities (and states). That is, if he takes his oath to preserve, protect and defend the constitution seriously.
Fine idea, and I’m confident that Mr. Gingrich is aware that the State-Owned Media will immediately point out that most “Sanctuary Cities” are also cities with large minority populations, and then go on to assert that Candidate Gingrich is taking this action out of a desire to “punish African Americans and Hispanics, very few of whom can be expected to vote for him.”
President Newt Gingrich.... it’s going to happen, even without your vote.
Another massive failure and hole in Newt’s plan is that there is no requirement that States and even Federal Agencies check on the immigration status of those requesting social services.
So while his plan makes noises about keeping people from getting social services, it does nothing to enforce it.
Snewt needs to target himself. To NOT deport those that came here illegally IS giving them sanctuary.
No E-Verify, no workee
No E-Verify, no public assistance
Thanks for the ping. This is a very conservative position he has taken. Punish sanctuary cities for siding with foreigners and against US law.
You don’t have to deport them. Heavily fine ANYONE that hires illegals and stop giving them any benefits at all, no medical, no education and get rid of the anchor baby status and they will self deport saving the US money all the way around!
Newt will remove Romney, then remove Obama. Glory.
It only looks diametric to you, it looks perfectly consistent to me. Perhaps you should reexamine your premises.
SoConPubbie you are lying and you need to stop.