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ENDING THE DISHONESTY: THE WAY FORWARD ON BORDER CONTROL AND PATRIOTIC IMMIGRATION
AEI.org ^ | April 26, 2006 | Newt Gingrich

Posted on 11/30/2011 1:25:21 PM PST by South40

And doing it the right way means that all those who are currently working in the United States illegally and who wish to apply for the worker visa program must return to their home country and apply. Application for the worker visa program should not be permitted in the United States under any circumstances.

Anything less than requiring people who are working here illegally to return home to apply for a worker visa is amnesty.

There are several reasons why amnesty would be a disaster for the United States and migrants and why those who are working here illegally but who wish to take part in the worker visa program must first return home to get in line and apply.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; borderwars; gingrich; newt
This guy is all over the map on this issue. He'll say anything to get the nomination, apparently.
1 posted on 11/30/2011 1:25:26 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

Agreed. This is 180 degrees out of phase with what he said just two days ago.


2 posted on 11/30/2011 1:29:40 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Fred
Anything less than requiring people who are working here illegally to return home to apply for a worker visa is amnesty.
~Newt Gingrich 4/26/2006
3 posted on 11/30/2011 1:29:45 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Flip-flopping on crucial issues is unacceptable whether it is John Kerry, Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 1:35:44 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: South40

Illegal immigration has undeniably had a savage impact on our nation, particularly the regions where it has been rampant. That doesn’t mean it hasn’t been very bad for other areas, because all citizens are burdened with supporting the illegals through the taking of our earnings to pay their way.

Somehow, some of the bright-paths in the federal government have come up with a great new idea to ‘FIX’ illegal immigration. They want to make the mass influx of foreign nationals into our nation legal.

Folks, if the presence of 20 to 35 million souls who can’t support themselves is bad, what difference does it make if they are here legally, or illegally?

Granted, the illegal is breaking the law, but the burden he represents is no different a one than if he were here legally. A financial burden, a regional blight, a severe negative impact on our education or health care system, is not repaired or prevented by changing 20 to 35 million poor uneducated people and their children to legal from illegal.

We need to stop the work, the benefits, the services, the positive aspects for illegals by being on our soil. We need to see them repatriate in large numbers.

Then we actually need to see a 20 to 30 year moratorium on any immigration whatsoever so our nation can heal.

Beyond that, we need to end immigration from terrorist supporting nations, and religious institutions on our soil that promote violence or altering our nation’s laws to make us more like the hovel they escaped from.

We are not moral equals, some of these folks and us. It time we acted like adults and admitted this.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 1:48:32 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: South40
Newt is the Romney eradicator. Praise be.

After that, we need a Newt eradicator.

6 posted on 11/30/2011 2:08:16 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: South40

Good find!!!


7 posted on 11/30/2011 2:11:03 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Check THIS out!


8 posted on 11/30/2011 2:13:30 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m just waiting for his supporters to show up on this thread and claim that since this statement was issued in 2006, before anyone understood what a big problem illegal immigration was, then it is irrelevant and Newt should be given a pass, just like on his contradictory global warming activities.


9 posted on 11/30/2011 2:16:05 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
Good find!!!

Thanks. Bookmark this thread for the next time a Newt supporters tells you Newt is not proposing amnesty.

10 posted on 11/30/2011 2:19:23 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Timber Rattler
I’m just waiting for his supporters to show up

Don't hold your breath. Their argument thus far has been to say that it was not amnesty that Newt was proposing. In his own words this says it is.

11 posted on 11/30/2011 2:24:04 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: South40
According to Newt, if an illegal has managed to evade capture long enough to beget anchor babies (a.k.a. "put down roots" and "have a family"), it is "inhumane" to subject him to the law.

Bye bye, Newt. We eliminated La Raza Rick from the contest, and we will do the same with you. Go back to writing trashy "history" books.

12 posted on 11/30/2011 3:27:02 PM PST by hellbender
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To: South40

I am surprised Newts’ proposed amnesty has not hurt him in the polls, I find that very discouraging.


13 posted on 11/30/2011 3:44:58 PM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb
I am surprised Newts’ proposed amnesty has not hurt him in the polls, I find that very discouraging.

Discouraging is an understatement. Amnesty is the last thing this country needs. Newt was right about one thing, it will damage this country.

14 posted on 11/30/2011 3:48:17 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: hellbender
According to Newt, if an illegal has managed to evade capture long enough to beget anchor babies (a.k.a. "put down roots" and "have a family"), it is "inhumane" to subject him to the law.

That's what Newt said when he is running for president.

Here is what he said five years ago when he was not.

There are several reasons why amnesty would be a disaster for the United States and migrants and why those who are working here illegally but who wish to take part in the worker visa program must first return home to get in line and apply.

As I said, Newt is all over the map on this issue. He cannot be trusted.

15 posted on 11/30/2011 3:58:44 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: South40

You just can not be an American conservative and be for amnesty for illegals. If 1986 taught the nation anything it is that amnesty only begets more illegal invaders. I was supporting Newt but his amnesty proposal has put me very close to an “Anyone but Newt” position. I am giving Ron Paul another look. Sad that a crazy Ron Paul could be the best we’ve got this election cycle.


16 posted on 11/30/2011 4:10:42 PM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

I live in rural San Diego County where ILLEGAL immigration has affected both my personal and professional life. That, combined with my conservative political philosophy prevent me from ever supporting a pro-amnesty candidate regardless his/her name or past.


17 posted on 11/30/2011 4:29:48 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: South40

I live in a little fishing village in Texas, 15 years ago there were 750 people here, overwhelming American, now there are 2500 and most are illegals. Soon the South West will no longer be American if things do not change and fast.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 4:51:43 PM PST by jpsb
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To: DoughtyOne; South40

One thing that can be done, and isn’t is to enforce the laws we have now. Nobody in DC seems to want to.


19 posted on 11/30/2011 5:20:43 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jpsb

I’d say disturbing


20 posted on 11/30/2011 5:21:56 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
No they do not want to enforce our current laws and that includes Newt. When it comes to ILLEGAL aliens, Newt wants to go the other way and give amnesty to the lawbreakers. No thanks.

Newt Gingrich is a snake. This letter, when compared to the current pile of BS he is pushing shows what a hypocrite the man is and that he will say or do anything to get elected, even sell out his country. Again, no thanks.

21 posted on 11/30/2011 5:31:45 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: South40

The story of American jobs and labor is deeply intertwined with predatory Federal, state and local taxation and regulation....

South Koreans sleep soundly on their border with NORKS because of American Taxpayer dollars and the American GI.

Why can’t Texans, New Mexicans, Arizonans and Californians?....BECAUSE

Illegal immigration is THE KEY to the perpetuation of the status quo in DC......

Predatory tax and regulatory policies-actions that basically serve to perpetuate and grow governments-leave what business is left in the country seeking disposable labor.

Illegal Labor is the Feds out for preserving the status quo regarding Taxes and Regulation. Interestingly, that is WHY the Feds encourage in-state tuition etc for illegals under-the-table -their presence providing disposable labor allows Federal, State and local regulatory and tax excess in the status quo to continue

Immigration is the ultimate litmus test as to the candidates in question commitment to meaningful regulatory and tax reform. If they are wishy-washy on the subject...they have no real intent to disturb the DC status quo...

Real ”leadership” is that which will place Flyover Country’s interest ahead of the Feds....haven’t yet seen anything meaningful anywhere from anybody to indicate that might happen. We have just one more election cycle to make that happen via rule of law. Otherwise its the end of the run for America.


22 posted on 11/30/2011 5:33:42 PM PST by mo
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To: mo
Immigration is the ultimate litmus test as to the candidates in question commitment to meaningful regulatory and tax reform. If they are wishy-washy on the subject...they have no real intent to disturb the DC status quo...

Exactly. But it seems I can't go through a day without someone telling me how low immigration ranks on the list of important issues facing this country.

Thank you. I appreciate your well thought-out post.

23 posted on 11/30/2011 6:09:17 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: South40
Where are the newtie amnesty worms.
24 posted on 11/30/2011 6:27:36 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: org.whodat
Where are the newtie amnesty worms.

I guess they didn't see this thread. Surely they would have chimed in to tell us (for the 100th time) that Newt didn't propose amnesty.

Newt cannot be trusted.

25 posted on 11/30/2011 6:36:16 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It’s called the Mexican 2 step dance backtracking..


26 posted on 12/01/2011 4:20:05 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: South40

2008 all over again, Newt is as bad a John McCain.


27 posted on 12/01/2011 4:20:53 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: GeronL

Isn’t THAT the truth...


28 posted on 12/01/2011 12:34:57 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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