Gingrich Facing Conservative Wrath For “Humane” Policy On Immigration
Newt Gingrich doesn’t want an immigration policy that breaks up families, and that is a problem with conservatives.
During the debate, Gingrich said: “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.”
He added: “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. I’m prepared to take the heat in saying: ‘Let’s be humane in enforcing the law.'”
His Republican rivals, mainly Romney, Bachmann and Santorum, jumped on the remark, describing it as a mistake. They described Gingrich’s plan as amounting to amnesty, that crime should not be rewarded and that the priority should be securing the border.
Michael Reagan says his dad would support Newt’s position.
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