Skip to comments.Gingrich Signs Pledge to Build Fence Along Southern Border
Posted on 12/01/2011 5:32:02 PM PST by presidio9
Newt Gingrich, whose GOP competitors accuse him of being soft on illegal immigration, pledged Thursday, if elected president, to build a double fence along the Mexican border during his first days in the White House.
We havent been able to build a fence on the border because we have not been a serious country, the former House speaker said at an event in Iowa, before he signed his name to the pledge sponsored by the activist group Americans for Securing the Border.
Gingrich has maintained that the border needs securing but has also suggested that some of the 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. be permitted to stay in the U.S. legally. Some of his competition, including Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, has called that policy amnesty.
Bachmann was the first candidate, and is the only other 2012 contender to sign the pledge.
The candidates pledge to support and speedily expedite the construction of a date-certain, secure multi-layered fence (fence locations to be specified
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I’m all for ENFORCING the current laws. I’m also for CLOSING the border. Are you? I’m for building a fence and whatever other measures we need to take. Heck, mobilize the National Guard, increase the Border Patrol, etc. Are you? Oh, wait, those are Newt’s ideas. They must be bad ideas...for some reason.
Take a gander at how long this person has been here-Nov 2011.
Lots of plants like this on this site lately.
I believe you said that if Cain did not win the nomination, which he won't, you were going to write in Sarah Palin. This is equivalent to not voting, which is mathmatically identical to voting for Barak Obama. There are two explanations for this: Either you are an idiot for thinking that announcing a principled stand on an anonymous web forum is relevant, or you are a pro-Obama troll. I don't believe you are actually advocating for Obama.
Newt on immigration
1. Control the border
Round-the-clock drone flights to monitor activity, multi-layer, strategic fencing in urban areas, and vastly improved communication between state and federal authorities.
(So they can ground the drones whenever they want to)
2. Create a 21st Century Visa Program
A biometric, tamper-proof card.
(let everyone in)
3. In-source the best brains in the world
Allow easier transition from an F (student) visa to an H1-B (high-skill) visa.
Allow qualified foreign students to transition immediately into the American workforce.
(Make it easier for foreign students to compete against Americans for jobs and keep wages down)
4. Allow foreigners, who want to spend money, invest and create jobs in America to do so.
(What he is saying here is to do away with the $1 million minimum investment required for an EB-5 program that allows foreigners to move here. Open business based on the foreigners skill to raise American capital, as long as he employees people for 10 years)
More consular staff and a video interview program to create more tourism jobs.
(Newt points out that we loose millions of tourist a year do to illegal immigration)
(Make it easier for the rich to retire in America)
5. There has to be a legal quest worker program, but its management must be outsourced to a sophisticated manager of anti-fraud systems, such as American Express, Visa, or Mastercard.
(Replace E-Verify for guest workers and pay corporations for providing biometric cards)
6. Create a path to earned legality for some of the millions of people who are here outside the law.
(Oh, there are only 8 to 12 million illegal aliens)
A citizens review in individual communities to determine who will continue on this path to legality, and who will be sent home.
(to insure that communities remain segregated)
those here outside the law will be granted Temporary Legal Status
(All of them, I repeat, All of them. Every illegal aliens will receive temporary legal status)
must be able to prove that they can independently pay for private health insurance
proficiency in English within a certain number of years
(Is he talking about those that have already been here 25 years? My neighbor wouldnt qualify)
pay a penalty of at least $5,000
(Each of their kids cost the taxpayer approximately $130,000 for kindergarten thru 12th grade)
prove on a regular basis that they can support themselves
7. Deportation of criminals and gang members should be efficient and fast.
(Nothing about sanctuary cities)
8. Ensure that every new citizen and every young American learn American history and the key principles of American Exceptionalism.
9. English must be the official language of government.
10. Young non-citizens who came to the United States outside the law should have the same right to join the military and earn citizenship.
there will not be an option to petition for legal status and citizenship for their parents
Vote for the most conservative in the primaries and the Republican in the general.
If that is all we do, Obama will be gone in 2012.
I won't vote for a pro-amnesty liberal POS. You will. Good for you.
Has nothing to do with my point. I hope we are beyond disputing the idea that Gingrich wants to seal the border.
Illegal Immigrants Leaving Arizona Over New Law
Gingrich and I agree that SOME illegals will leave when we enforce the laws. That's why he plans to do so. But, again, this was not my point.
Alabama reaps huge rewards from immigration enforcement bill.
See my previous point.
After we seal the borders and enforce the laws, perhaps as many as 10mm illegals will still chose to remain in the country outside the laws. Gingrich is the only candidate with a plan to address this. Actually, Gingrich is the only candidate who even HAS a comprehensive immigration plan.
Anything less than requiring people who are working here illegally to return home to apply for a worker visa is amnesty.
Now he says it's 'inhumane' to for them to leave.
Be it Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich, they flip-flop and say anything they think they need to say to fool the foolish. I'm not fooled.
You forgot the part about Amnesty.
The only reason I even know who you are is because you troll every Gingrich thread with the same lies. And I do not attack, I make observations. For instance, writing in Sarah Palin when she isn't running is the same thing as voting for Obama. I don't know what to call that other than stupid.
Lies? Name one lie I have ever posted about your pro-amnesty POS candidate.
WOW!. I see all the David Axel rod minions are out in full force tonight. David must be grinning from ear to ear as his plan is working to perfection.
The question itself contains a lie. How am I supposed to take you seriously?
Or treat you with the respect you so desperately crave for that matter.
Would Newt cave the first time a marxist federal judge “stays” the fence building for whatever reason?
By his own definition, Newt is for amnesty. You may not like that, you may deny it. But your denials won't change the fact that by his own definition Newt Gingrich is for amnesty.
I forgot which candidate is running on the Andrew Jackson "I promise to disregard the judiciary and do whatever I feel like" platform. Which one is it again? I'm pretty sure Old Hickory is dead, so it can't be him.
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