Gingrich on illegal aliens

I have a lot to say about Newt Gingrich’s remarkable pro-amnesty statement (which of course he denies is pro-amnesty) in the debate Tuesday night and Mitt Romney’s very effective takedown of it, but hadn’t gotten around to it. In the meantime, Paul K. writes:

The Fox News site has a good article on Gingrich’s immigration statement that contains the following:

Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee Chairman William Gheen predicted that Gingrich’s campaign will “implode” as a result of his support for “DREAM Act Amnesty,” just as Perry’s campaign took a dive after the border-state governor described his support for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. “Newt Gingrich’s campaign will now take the ‘Perry Plunge’ due to his support for DREAM Act Amnesty,” Gheen said in a written statement. “Newt Gingrich is finished!”

Gheen said any form of amnesty for illegals will “harm American workers and students” and lead to derailing future border and immigration enforcement efforts. “We are waiting to hear one of these GOP candidates give the correct answer to the immigration question,” Gheen said. “The correct answer is a pledge to adequately enforce America’s existing border and immigration laws—period!”

Of course, Bachmann has consistently taken the stance that Gheen claims he is still waiting to hear.

By the way, there is a good short summation of Newt’s utter unfitness for the presidency in a recent “Left Coast/Right Coast” podcast with Mickey Kaus and Jennifer Rubin. It runs between the 5:58 and 10:34 mark.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 26, 2011 10:17 AM | Send

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