Bachmann on Immigration
Blog author's comments - Would I want our government to close the borders and keep them secure - to round up all illegals and deport them? Yes! Will it ever happen and could it happen? Secure borders, hopefully - deportation of all illegals? No!
Newt Gingrich had some solid points on illegals during the debate when he provided an overview of a possible plan. I agree with some of what he said because we have to face the facts, no one is going to kick out 11-20 million people. It won't happen.
He has a workable plan. He did mention 'control the borders'. That should be the first item on our agenda against illegal immigration. Gingrich has a plan to curtail and separate the good from the bad.
I think that Newt Gingrich purposely didn't mention citizenship for these people, and the reason for that is they can't vote if they're not citizens. So he obviously has thought about this to a certain extent because he knows that if you grant amnesty, amnesty is citizenship.
Michele Bachmann offered no specific detailed plan of her own concerning control of illegals but was critical of the plan that Gingrich outlined.
If Obama remains in office he sees all illegals as future voters for the Democratic Party and he will find a way to pass a bill which gives amnesty to all illegals which would allow them to vote.
Here is the exchange via: CNN transcripts.
Later during the debate Mitt Romney was critical of the Gingrich plan concerning illegal immigration.
Newt Gingrich later 'tweeted'...Mitt Romney what's your
position on citizenship for illegals again? (I oppose it.)
In a 2007 Meet the Press interview, Mitt Romney outlines his views on illegal immigration and says the 12 million illegal immigrants should be granted citizenship.