Skip to comments.Gingrich: Most illegal immigrants should leave, reapply to become citizens
Posted on 11/25/2011 9:26:18 PM PST by TitansAFC
NAPLES, FL -- Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich defended his immigration policy after days of criticism from other GOP contenders reiterating that he does not support amnesty -- on Friday night before his largest crowd yet on the campaign trail.
"I am not for amnesty for anyone. I am not for a path to citizenship for anybody who got here illegally," Gingrich told the crowd of roughly 750 people, many of whom were forced to stand in the hallway...........
"I think the vast majority [of illegal immigrants] will go home and should go home and then should reapply. I do not think anybody should be eligible for citizenship,".....
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Newt has more baggage than what the cargo hold of the QE2 can accommodate. If Gingrich is the Republican nominee this is the surest ticket to an Obama landslide.
I’ve got it now: those here can become ‘legalized’, then they take a trip home to see old friends and put their names in line to become citizens. Back in the US to pick up where they left off, they merely wait for their new citizenship to take effect.
I agree. Cain is definitely the best candidate against Obama. He takes away 1/3 of the black vote, the race is over before it even starts. Hell, even 1/5 would probably be more than enough to crush Barry.
Yet, conservatives are leaving him en masse...and why? For a bunch of media manufactured sexual harassment “slander”? Really disappointed in my fellow conservatives, especially when they’re flocking to NEWT of all people. Hello? Scozzafava? Pelosi couch?
Over on the “we love newt” post they are putting a brave face on it.If the polls dont show him dropping like a stone then the polls are cooked.I hope it blows up on them.
Which came first? The flip, or the flop? I'm losing track.
Not at all. Perfectly inline with the debate stance. No path to citizenship for illegals here now, just legal residence without the vote. As soon as Newt stated his position at the debate, Bachmann immediately branded it as Amnesty for everyone. Replay the debate to see. Also most people didn't hear that Newt's plan starts with sealing our border.
This isn't the only issue Gingrich has going against him either. He was supporting an extremely liberal RINO in Dede Scozzafava in 2009 when Conservatives like Sarah Palin, and Fred Thompson were supporting the Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman. Gingrich was supporting the unelectable third place liberal along with those queer liberals who like to call themselves Republicans for some reason, “the log cabin republicans”. That's good company.
Anyway, the democrat candidate won a close race against the Conservative candidate after Newts liberal candidate dropped out, and then endorsed the democrat candidate. It didn't surprise anyone who knew how liberal she was, but she apparently fooled the brilliant Gingrich who somehow saw something beneficial in having an extreme liberal, even compared to other RINO’s, in Congress to begin with.
Not a change. You must have missed the debate. Lots of misinformation out there.
You’re not getting it. Even if he isn’t giving them citizenship, it’s still amnesty. He’s just playing with words here, treating us like we’re stupid.
They will never seal the border.
So did Reagan’s plan, seal the border. Never happened. One of the biggest regrets he ever had.
Newt has now flip flopped on the issue.
He knows his goose was cooked when he opened his mouth and actually said something liberal and pissed off the base just like Perry.
Newt is not as bright as his supporters say he is.
I guess a $5000 fine is insufficient for you. That's what Newt proposed.
It was just a matter of time before he said something liberal that he really believed, and destroyed his campaign. He has a history of doing just that.
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