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Newt calls for ‘humane’ immigration policy
WaPo ^ | 11/22/2011 | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 11/22/2011 9:03:03 PM PST by South40

“I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who have been here a quarter century, who have children and grandchildren, who are members of the community, who may have done something 25 years ago, separate them from their families and expel them. I’m prepared to take the heat for saying, let’s be humane in enforcing the law without giving them citizenship but by finding a way to create legality so that they are not separated from their families.”

He added, “I do believe if you’ve been here recently and have no ties to the U.S., we should deport you.”

“Newt did himself significant harm tonight on immigration among caucus and primary voters,” tweeted Tim Albrecht, the spokesman for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R).

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called the proposal “amnesty.”

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1 posted on 11/22/2011 9:03:05 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

Buh-bye, Newt.


2 posted on 11/22/2011 9:05:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Leftist climate change and now this. Perry is much better than it guy. But Newt can yap.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 9:06:43 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: South40

Solve the problem make the illegals legal!!!.. /snark.. /snide.. /sarc..


4 posted on 11/22/2011 9:07:30 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: South40

Sarah should have got in the race.


5 posted on 11/22/2011 9:09:17 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: South40

When Newt steps in it, he really steps in it. Tonight he sounded like he was to the left of LaRaza Rick on this issue. I don’t know how someone living here illegally for 25 years is not breaking the law, but somehow in Newt’s mind it isn’t.


6 posted on 11/22/2011 9:09:58 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: South40
The FR circular firing squad continues, by the time we're done Paul will be the nominee and Obama will win all 57 states.
7 posted on 11/22/2011 9:10:18 PM PST by jpf (phillies)
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To: hosepipe
lol! Yes, what a 'humane' thing to do.

Perry = you have no heart.

Newt = you are not humane.

Bite me to both.

8 posted on 11/22/2011 9:10:20 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

who may have done something 25 years ago,

Every second they stay here is a second that they continue to break the law. Newt, you are a moron. You and Obama should share the award for the most overated intellect. Newt needs to spend more time with his mistress and leave the country in more competent hands.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 9:11:17 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: jpf

All he did was admit he has the same immigration policy as Herman Cain. Not really worth of the 50 threads it will warrant.,,,,,


10 posted on 11/22/2011 9:11:43 PM PST by TitansAFC ("..then propose a reasonable program for the 12 million (illegals) who broke our laws" - Herman Cain)
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To: jwalsh07
“Sarah should have got in the race.”

Maybe it isn't too late. If voters can figure out how to spell Murkowski, Palin is a snap.

11 posted on 11/22/2011 9:11:55 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: TitansAFC

Yup.


12 posted on 11/22/2011 9:13:29 PM PST by jpf (phillies)
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To: Lancey Howard

In spades! Will NOT vote for him.


13 posted on 11/22/2011 9:14:01 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: bwc2221
Newt is worse. Perry has made a career of pandering to ILLEGALs; he can't very well change course now.

Newt OTOH, watched as Perry torpedoed his campaign, yet he went on to make the same mistake!

Political suicide is political suicide, whether you're a sitting governor or a former speaker of the house.

14 posted on 11/22/2011 9:14:11 PM PST by South40
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To: jpf

Newt has more baggage (private and political) than the lost and found at United Airlines and both the left and right have just started sifting through it.


15 posted on 11/22/2011 9:14:53 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: South40; SwinneySwitch

So what is he going to do about the border? I know people with relatives on the Mexican side of the border who refuse to cross the border to visit them in Mexico due to the violence. The violence is spilling over to the US side of the border.


16 posted on 11/22/2011 9:15:35 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: South40

This is sure to put a dent in the chameleons poll numbers.

Why would the so called conservative party want another rino in office anyway?

The serial adulterer stepped on a land mine tonight.


17 posted on 11/22/2011 9:15:49 PM PST by CSI007
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To: bwc2221
Maybe it isn't too late.

It's too late to appear on the ballot in several states including NH.

18 posted on 11/22/2011 9:17:45 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: South40; xzins

That is basically the same position that Sarah Palin had.


19 posted on 11/22/2011 9:17:50 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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Let us all not forget ( and how easily some of the fickle FReepers do that ) that Sarah in her Univision interview that it’d “ not be humane” to deport all of the illegals.

http://mothersagainstillegalamnesty.com/?page_id=15


20 posted on 11/22/2011 9:17:50 PM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: South40

Why can’t these guys HEAR us by now. Close down our borders FIRST, and then we’ll talk.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 9:18:08 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: jwalsh07
Sarah should have got in the race.

Sarah's position is pretty much identical to Newt's.

22 posted on 11/22/2011 9:19:08 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: bwc2221
True, but I don't care any more.
23 posted on 11/22/2011 9:19:12 PM PST by jpf (phillies)
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To: jwalsh07

Even Sarah said it’d “not be humane” to deport them all.

http://mothersagainstillegalamnesty.com/?page_id=15


24 posted on 11/22/2011 9:19:39 PM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: South40

25 posted on 11/22/2011 9:20:46 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: South40

Hey Newt,

What about a “Humane” jobs policy for the millions of legal, desperate, Americans who have lost their jobs and would do most of the jobs illegals now do, to keep their house, their car and put food on the table for their legal American families.


26 posted on 11/22/2011 9:24:42 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: South40

Would you be so kind to explain to me why Sarah didnt lose too much support when she said it’d “not be humane” to deport all illegals ?

And also why is everyone jumping on Newt for saying basically the same thing Sarah and others has said ?


27 posted on 11/22/2011 9:26:32 PM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: South40

Inhumane and heartless to treat foreign invaders on the dole like they are... foreign invaders on the dole... lol


28 posted on 11/22/2011 9:26:59 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: bwc2221; South40

Newt has said this before but it was mostly ignored. Apparently he thinks if you are sneaky enough to stay for that long, you deserve to stay. lol.

He once said “Some illegals deserve amnesty”... by being sneaky enough and living on the dole long enough I guess?


29 posted on 11/22/2011 9:28:46 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: bwc2221

bump


30 posted on 11/22/2011 9:30:50 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: South40

I consider Newt to be a political opportunist of the crassest kind, yet have no problem with his wording here. What? Are we saying this country does not have the resources to support hard working people who pay taxes?

This is an area where we need to be practical. Assess the illegals in terms of their devotion to country and understanding of our principles. Throw the moochers and Commies out.


31 posted on 11/22/2011 9:30:50 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (minds change, and so do flame suits.)
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To: South40

It’s no easy feat to re-elect a president who has turned victory into a full-on retreat in Iraq and ushered in the worst economy in some 80 years, but the Republican candidates seem determined to accomplish it. Is this really the best the GOP can do?


32 posted on 11/22/2011 9:31:49 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Newt changes his stand depending on the political winds. He doesn’t really hide that fact either.


33 posted on 11/22/2011 9:32:44 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: South40

Didn’t take long for Newts true colors to come out.

Now does everyone remember why Newts rep went belly up? He is a RINO in Elephant Clothing.


34 posted on 11/22/2011 9:34:25 PM PST by marty60
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To: simplesimon
Would you be so kind to explain to me why Sarah didnt lose too much support when she said it’d “not be humane” to deport all illegals ?

Ask a Sarah supporter.

35 posted on 11/22/2011 9:35:02 PM PST by South40
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To: P-Marlowe
I think it would be more correct to say McCains position is pretty much the same as Newte's.

On June 1, 2011, Palin stated her opposition to the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide conditional permanent residency to certain illegal and deportable alien students who graduate from U.S. high schools, who are of good moral character, arrived in the U.S. legally or illegally as minors and have been in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill's enactment: "The immigrants in the past, they had to literally and figuratively stand in line and follow rules to become U.S. citizens. I'd like to see that continue, but unfortunately, the Dream Act kind of usurps that, the system, that is a legal system, to make sure that immigrants who want to be here legally, working hard, producing and supplying revenue and resources for their family, that they're able to do that right and legally. Unfortunately, the DREAM act doesn't accomplish that." [77]

36 posted on 11/22/2011 9:39:22 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: GeronL

Yes. But he still beats Obomney by a long shot.


37 posted on 11/22/2011 9:41:15 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (minds change, and so do flame suits.)
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To: South40

Well somebody just handed newt some extra rope and he strung himself up. Dumb


38 posted on 11/22/2011 9:41:29 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: marty60
Didn’t take long for Newts true colors to come out.

No, it sure didn't. You have to wonder what he was thinking. Honesty is the best policy but torpedoing his campaign with what is known to be a 3rd rail issue -- not smart.

39 posted on 11/22/2011 9:41:34 PM PST by South40
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To: marty60

“He is a RINO in Elephant Clothing”. Add to that an old hack and serious gasbag.


40 posted on 11/22/2011 9:41:56 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: Fester Chugabrew; South40

How do we know that? Since Newt’s positions change with the circumstances how do we know he is (or will be if elected) really any better than Romney?


41 posted on 11/22/2011 9:42:48 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jpf

The FR circular firing squad continues,

We aren’t doing a thing. It has been the easiest primary ever. Perry, Newt, Paul, Huntsman pretty much killed themselves.

Cain, Bachmann and Santorum are hanging in their

Romney just taking up space. Biggest loser of all.

Cain SHOULD be our Nominee for President of the United States of America. Bachmann SHOULD be our Vice President of the United States of America.

Newt SHOULD be our Press Secretary for President Cain.

Perry SHOULD be our Secretary of Energy.....he wants to dissolve the department but maybe he can cut it by 80 percent and make it efficient.

Santorum SHOULD be Secretary of Education....Again he want to dissolve this department as well but maybe he can cut it down by 90 percent.

Ron Paul SHOULD be Treasury Secretary.


42 posted on 11/22/2011 9:43:06 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: jpf
The FR circular firing squad continues

No. We are just observers. THEY are doing themselves in by their own self-inflicted wounds.

We just shake our heads and wonder who will be the next one to rise, then fall.


43 posted on 11/22/2011 9:46:24 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: South40

Newt stepped in it big time on amnesty and nearly called us heartless, like Perry, for not agreeing with him. I am sick and tired of being accused of not having compassion, because I don’t believe in rewarding illegal activity. I’m with Cain. He gave the best and most straightforward and practical answer to this issue.


44 posted on 11/22/2011 9:47:01 PM PST by Southnsoul
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To: Paleo Conservative
As I said, if people can figure out how to spell Murkowski, Palin is a snap. Besides, she would not have done well in New Hampshire.

By the way, Gingrich won't be on the ballot in Missouri because he didn't file in time.

45 posted on 11/22/2011 9:47:38 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: jpf

46 posted on 11/22/2011 9:50:50 PM PST by South40
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To: tennmountainman
These people are relentless in their insistence that we just shut up and accept the illegals and the lack of a coherent immigration policy.

Let this fat-ass lose his job and invite a half dozen Guatemalans to live in his house and feed them.
47 posted on 11/22/2011 9:51:15 PM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: jwalsh07
Sarah should have got in the race.

I really wish she had gotten in the race, but that said, while she did oppose the dream act, she wasn't exactly Tom Tancredo on illegal immigration.

In fact, I'm not totally convinced any of them are, I hate this, but I suspect they are all very soft on illegal immigration, only their rhetoric differs.

48 posted on 11/22/2011 9:55:29 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: bwc2221

What makes this amusing is that we had the amnesty of 1986—exactly 25 years ago. The USG estimated that one million would apply, but the true number turned out to be 2.7 million. So Newt’s example of a family of illegals who have been here for 25 years demonstrates that amnesty doesn’t work. They arrived right after an amnesty.


49 posted on 11/22/2011 10:12:14 PM PST by kabar
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Assess people who flaunt our laws by entering illegally? They also commit other crimes such as working illegally, ID theft, lying on employment applications, driving illegally, tax evasion, etc. These are not the people who should be rewarded with citizenship. We have over 4 million intending immigrants waiting their turn overseas to enter. They have filled out all the required paperwork, had background checks, and physical exams. What kind of message does this send to them? Does the Rule of Law mean anything?


50 posted on 11/22/2011 10:18:03 PM PST by kabar
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