Nov 23, 2011

Immigration Politics: Debate puts Newt Gingrich on defensive over immigration "... another GOP frontrunner is on the defensive after another debate. This time it's Newt Gingrich under the microscope after he seemed to advocate what critics call a form of amnesty for illegal immigrants. The former House speaker weighed in during an exchange on illegal immigration and border security during last night's national security focused debate, broadcast on CNN.

"I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who’ve been here for a quarter of a century ... [and] separate them from their families and expel them," Gingrich said. "I do believe we should control the border. I do believe we should have very severe penalties." He continued, "I don't believe that the party that says it's the party of the family is going to say it’s going to destroy families that have been here for more than a quarter of a century. ... Let's be humane in enforcing the law."" read more

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