Newt Gingrich and Immigration

Immigration has now come front and center in the Republican primaries. One idea promoted recently has been the Red Card Solution, proposed by Helen Krieble and promoted by Michael Reagan. The Red Card Solution is not a solution to immigration but a first step toward a guest worker program and is connected to Newt Gingrich’s own ideas on immigration reform in general. Under the Red Card Solution, illegal immigrants would be required to leave before being allowed to apply for a job, but Gingrich argued for a humane approach to dealing with those who are here illegally, in particular those with families and have been here for a long time.

Illegal immigration, to quote Herman Cain, is not just one problem but several. Since the 1986 amnesty law, immigration goals have been confused and contradictory. In 1986, the Reagan administration's goal was to establish border security while giving amnesty to those here and setting up stricter worker verification. The border security and worker verification went by the wayside and there was no real guest worker program. The latter being important since it would be giving immigrants options either to apply for citizenship or simply be a temporary worker and allowing a worker go back home after the money was made.

The Red Card solution has been supported by many conservatives including Mike Pence, who was considered a leading conservative presidential candidate before choosing not to run. Helen Krieble has attempted to separate her Red Card Solution from immigration as she noted once, it is about a guest worker program. Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles noted, “This is a creative, conservative, free-market proposal on immigration, and I think Speaker Gingrich is right in embracing it. I think that the debate sometimes is oversimplified — this is something Speaker Gingrich has said before as well. We’re kind of, as conservatives, forced to choose between ‘open borders’ and ‘deport everyone.’ Those two are unrealistic alternatives. As conservatives, we’re for the rule of the law, but we’re also for the free market.”

Immigrants come to America to seek opportunity and there are jobs not being filled, even in a recessionary time, but the Red Card Solution does have its detractors. Mark Krikorian of the restrictionist Center for Immigration Studies views this not as a credible solution as he added, “Temporary worker programs never work…They always lead to high levels of permanent immigration.” Krikorian added, “When cheap labor is available, agricultural companies rely on that rather than purchase or develop technologies to get the work done more efficiently.” This leads to a debate within the Republican Party on how to approach immigration and how to approach to Hispanic voters. The problem with immigration is that Americans are confused including many Republicans and conservatives. Many Republicans support legal immigration while securing the border; they are of mix mind of how to deal with those living here. In one poll, 56 percent of Republicans supported a program that secures the border and sets up a temporary worker program. Aguilar noted, that “Republicans need to consider the impact of their immigration positions and rhetoric in the general election and the problem with a negative narrative on immigration is that if you become the nominee, then you’re going to have a hard time getting enough Latino voter support to win the election.”

Many Hispanics, like most Americans, want jobs and opportunities but many Hispanics view immigration in a more personal matter. The key to obtaining a larger share of the Hispanic vote is to find the right rhetoric and policy that emphasizes free markets on one hand and the rule of law on the other. Not an easy task but one that needs to be done since in many states like Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada; Hispanics are the key demographics that will determine if the Southwest and Florida goes red or blue plus determine who controls the Senate since many of these states have Senate seats up for grab.

As one pundit noted, Gingrich expressed the Rick Perry position better than Perry, and while Gingrich is not supporting a comprehensive approach to immigration, he is supporting a more flexible, and what some will call a more liberal position, than what Romney or Bachman is supporting.

In the end, the real issue is not just about how to reform immigration. There will also be a debate about whether there will even be legal immigration. The two sides of the legal immigration debate can be seen through the eyes of Dick Morris and Mark Krikorian. Krikorian is not just for a tough stance against illegal immigration, but he is for the restriction of legal immigration, whereas Dick Morris is for increased legal immigration after the border is secure. The real debate will be on the nature of legal immigration and whether Republicans support the free movement of people across borders as part of a legal arrangement that protects American interest and security or whether they will support policy that restricts immigration as a longer strategy to restrict population growth period. Population control is the Elephant in the room that has to be confronted.


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Republican Newt Gingrich will have key tribulations in his electoral race, on a fact that illegal migrants violated the law not once, but in a substantial number of cases--twice over. That is the use of citizens or legal residents ID. Even twenty five years ago, unquestionably you had to possess a driver’s license, Social Security number as you do today.  I personally carried my ID, just in case I was stopped by the authorities. Use of fraudulent ID, no matter the situation, specifically if they belong to a deceased person, a new child or as (as I even heard,) stolen from our warrior-soldiers fighting abroad. Hundreds of thousands of American have found out somebody has used their personal identities. But Federal appeals courts have been split over, whether the defendant must know that the phony ID numbers belongs to a real person.

 

Defense lawyers have argued that their clients should not be charged with stealing another individuals identity since the immigrants only were seeking papers, so they could get a job? The illegal aliens didn’t know if the numbers were fictitious or belonged to someone else, their lawyers say. That is a mindless excuse, as to think illegal aliens are stupid possessing any document to deceive an employer; but then the business owners are well aware of the sham, but hire the discount labor anyway. The Federal appeals courts based in Atlanta and Richmond also have ruled in the administrations favor in comparable cases, while the appeals court in Washington, D.C., sided with defendants. The ruling rejected a significant deterrent for prosecuting and deporting illegal aliens, who have been victimizing innocent Americans by stealing their identities to get jobs in America. Whether they are using someone’s stolen ID or not, they should be deported, whether they have been here one year or twenty five years, they should fingerprinted through ‘Secure Communities’ or through ICE detention. This is why American workers desperately need a Mandatory nationwide E-Verify program.

 

The American people cannot be apathetic anymore, as it is time to enforce our immigration laws. The E-Verify program that has gained notoriety, but not popular screeching columns of the Liberal press, the special interest lobbyists or radical open border and other so called anomaly organizations. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS FREE MONEY AND LARGE PROFITS FOR BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE IN CONGRESS, WHILE AMERICAN LABOR IS STILL TRYING TO FIND SOMEBODY WHO WILL HIRE THEM. ALL I KNOW IS THAT EVERY YEAR THE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS IS RISING FACT, TO FINANCIALLY ACCOMMODATE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO LEGAL RIGHT TO BE IN THIS SOVEREIGN COUNTRY. ONE OF THE ABSURD BUT OUTRAGEOUS CIRCUMSTANCES FROM THIS IMPASSE IS THEY PROTEST IN THE STREETS DEMANDING EQUAL RIGHTS TO CITIZENS AND NATURALIZED CITIZENS.

 

I’M SURPRISED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HASN”T GIVEN THESE ILLEGAL FINANCIAL LEECHES THE RIGHT TO VOTE; OR HAVE THEY? DEMOCRATS ESPECIALLY ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE LAWS, SO YOU DON’T NEED OFFICIAL PICTURE ID TO VOTE. ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE VOTING AND WILL AGAIN.

 

Illegal Immigration is a conspiracy against the American people; otherwise it would be a straight FELONY, with prison time. All patriotic American should fight for a new law, that convicts these people or we will never be able to relinquish the hold of the $15 Trillion deficit. Why in god’s honest truth should we be forced by federal courts to pay part of our income to subsidize foreign nationals who have no legal right to be here? It doesn’t matter what state you live in, whether it’s Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana or perhaps Utah are being persecuted by the department of IN-Justice. Although all these states are just trying to stop the incessant blood-letting from the public funds, caused by illegal aliens mining into the welfare programs, instead of leaving for parts unknown? Americans and lawful residents have a right to the flexible spending, of every race, creed, and religion and political affiliation—but not foreign nationals, not so- called Liberal and democrat undocumented immigrants, but illegal aliens—ILLEGAL ALIENS—this is the correct terminology for somebody who breaks our enforcement policies.

 

The time has come to build the real fence from Texas to California covering the whole 2500 miles with double-layer fencing. It is also the time to contact the Ways and Means Committee responsible for bringing ‘The Legal Workforce Act’, bill H.R.2885 to the House floor in Congress. Only the American voter or legal resident has a say in this urgent matter, which will produce large numbers of jobs STOLEN by the 8.2 illegal workers as estimated to self-deport. The number to call for the Washington political phones is 202-224-3121. The legislators need to listen to the People, instead of misleading us anymore. If you have further questions, go to the NumbersUSA via Google and study the facts of years of the fabrication and idiom we absorb through the Leftist associated newspapers or the politicians.

 

Learn what is happening around America, that President Obama’s administration doesn’t want you to know or the Leftist Progressive presses at AMERICAN PATROL The latest news is that (65%) or three Quarters of the population in a Rasmussen poll oppose birthright citizenship of 300.000 foothold babies smuggled into America; the costs of hospital, education and a mass of other expenditures falls to taxpayers.

 

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