Newt Gingrich: ‘We are not going to deport 11 million people’

Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich appears intent on keeping high-flying Republicans grounded in reality. From Politico.com:

Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich

Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich

“We are not going to deport 11 million people,” Gingrich said Thursday as he kicked off his first forum on Latino issues. “There has to be some zone between deportation and amnesty.”

A possible presidential candidate, Gingrich stressed that his target of establishing an entirely legal work force is “not a call for amnesty.” Rather, he said, it’s about applying common sense to the immigration debacle.

“Dos y dos son cuatro” (two plus two equals four), he said to chuckles.

Gingrich’s comments came as he and other GOP leaders seek to step up their outreach to Latino voters, the fastest-growing constituency in the country and one Republicans have struggled to win in recent elections. Gingrich is billing his first conference — sponsored by The Americano, a bilingual website he launched last year to attract more Latinos to the Republican Party — as a step toward bringing conservative innovation to issues that affect Latinos.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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110 comments Add your comment

the original and still the best John Galt

December 3rd, 2010
1:06 pm

My answer to Newt: Why not? That’s what you need to do.

The Producer

December 3rd, 2010
1:18 pm

To all the Latino voters, Here is another trick to get your vote……

The Producer

December 3rd, 2010
1:20 pm

I need your vote before we kick you out………

The Producer

December 3rd, 2010
1:21 pm

11 million votes….

bbb

December 3rd, 2010
1:21 pm

What are you going to do? Deport or pay for an exorbitant citizenship penalty.

Tired of BS

December 3rd, 2010
1:23 pm

Producer…… you really have a high opinions of yourself huh?

gm

December 3rd, 2010
1:23 pm

Please Latinos do not fall far this bigot, this is the same man who said Dem want food stamps and Rep want work. Africans Americans have seen this picture before that why this stuff dont work, Have you ever seen this hypocrite go to the African America community? This is the same idiot who lead the march to get Clinton impeached but cheating on his own wife.
Latinos this bigots wants vote he dont care anything about you or your community, turn on vote news and you will see this bigot along with 3 times college drop out Sean Hannity, take shots after shots against the President.

Lawabider

December 3rd, 2010
1:27 pm

Then Mr Ginrich let’s open the doors to all jails and prisons and let those white and black Americans who have been convicted of a crime out of jail. The people who come into this country have broken the law and this government is unwilling to even punich them. We are even willing to reward them. I will remember that the next time I get a speeding ticked in Georgia for $423 for a few miles over the speed limit. Newt..Better not run for President. You will not get the votes of us who voted in this November’s election for a radical change in the way this government and it’s so called politicians do business. Long live Arizona border protection law.

Delusional

December 3rd, 2010
1:29 pm

We can’t keep illegal immigrants from entering the country, but people think we’re actually going to go out, find all 11 million and then deport them…..and then keep them out. HA HA! That’s funny!

RGB

December 3rd, 2010
1:29 pm

Right, gm, right.

Democrats need (NEED) minorities to stay on the plantation. Don’t fall for any “trick” that might remove you from the master’s glorious plot of land. Remain loyal to your government master–no matter what the truth is. You’re better off with the master.

Oh, and you minorities who are “college dropouts” or who didn’t attend college at all–please don’t take offense at gm’s characterization. It’s just another means to get you to stay on the plantation along with class warfare, gender warfare, sexual orientation warfare, etc.

Keith Helms

December 3rd, 2010
1:30 pm

Newt just voiced his support for the overthrow of the USA. Any one, and I mean every one, who supports the existence of even one illegal invader from any enemy country such as all those in Central and South America or the Caribbean Islands, India, Pakistan, or the Far East and Near East is a traitor. All you liberals note that I said illegal. Any country who allows one of their citizens to enter our country or allows any one in their country legally or illegally to enter our country illegally is an enemy. The jobs these invaders fill belong first to every welfare recipient 16 years old or older and second to any one who has exhausted their unemployment insurance.

Remember The Titans

December 3rd, 2010
1:30 pm

“Newt, I just took a straw poll. You just cost yourself the Republican nomination.”

Dude

December 3rd, 2010
1:31 pm

First off…you cant vote if you are here illegally…illegals do not have any constitutional rights, period.

eddie dick tracey long

December 3rd, 2010
1:31 pm

To gm———Before you crack on Hannity let me ask you…..Did you go to college? The number grammatical errors in your comment seems to indicate that you dropped out of the 2nd grade…no doubt an Atlanta Public school!

The Producer

December 3rd, 2010
1:32 pm

On every dog, there our fleas.

Interesting...

December 3rd, 2010
1:33 pm

Considering Gingrich’s statement, what the hell is all of the Republican uproar about then? They all need to shut up and sit down.

Ramguy

December 3rd, 2010
1:34 pm

I hate to break it to you Dude but everybody who is in this country has constitutional rights….no matter the reason they are here.

What do you have with four Latinos in Quicksand?

December 3rd, 2010
1:43 pm

Quatro, Cinco

Ric

December 3rd, 2010
1:49 pm

Lawabider,
Actually, it’s not a crime to be in the United States without permission. In most cases, it’s either a violation of administrative regulations or a civil offense, depending on the circumstances. Being in the United States without permi…ssion is comparable under the law to building a fence in your yard without a permit, but in most cases it’s not a crime. An example of when it would be a crime is if an immigrant is deported and illegally re-enters the country.
When a deportation hearing takes place, it is a civil proceeding, not a criminal proceeding. When a deportation takes place, it is an administrative action, not a criminal one. So the term “illegal” immigrant is a misnomer.

Whynot

December 3rd, 2010
1:52 pm

Let’s see, we are in debt to our eyeballs and have no work but we love to hear about stimulating the economy. How about we stimulate the economy be hiring citizens to round up the illegal to be sent back. This would give citizens work and would pay for itself exponentially by not having to pay for the illegal’s health care at our emergency rooms.

Quick1

December 3rd, 2010
1:53 pm

Palin, Gingrich & McCain.. Is this the best the republicans can do? Thank you republicans for ensuring Obama’s reelection.

WAW

December 3rd, 2010
1:55 pm

That’s what the administration has been saying all the time. Newt finally adds 2+2 and its news?

Ric

December 3rd, 2010
1:56 pm

Dude,
Rights, in order to be rights, belong to everyone. That’s because government has no authority to give rights, only to protect them. God is the only one who gives rights. Anyone who believes in the Delcaration of Independence would agree with that: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”
All men have them.
God, not government, gave them.
As such, they are unalienable.

Are you really going to tell me that their Creator gave rights based on borders?
Now privileges, that’s something different.

Brent

December 3rd, 2010
1:58 pm

Newt finally says something that makes sense and he still gets bashed. That’s why nothing gets done in this country, it’s not about right or wrong, it’s just about which side you are on.

DannyX

December 3rd, 2010
2:03 pm

Muchos gracia Ronald Reegan.

me and familia liv heer 45 yeers now I now speeky good engliss. St Ronald gave me amnisty long ago. I now hav gran kids and great gran kids. All the millions of us now vot for Democrats, steel we luv Reegan.

VIVA Mexico

Mike Hunt

December 3rd, 2010
2:03 pm

gm-You are right my friend…Latinos and minorities, don’t fall for this Bigot. Instead, vote for the same party that has been pandering to minorities for their votes for years. Yes, vote for the liberal/democrat politician that’s gonna finally come and save you! Oh wait…I thought that was Obama?

Just Nasty & Mean

December 3rd, 2010
2:04 pm

Let’s skate around all the political correctness and soft talk

Let me make it clear to all you lawbreaking, illegal, thieves living in America against our laws, sucking off our schools, hospitals, social programs, infrastructure that you don’t pay for, and downloading your anchor babies— and stretching our patience.

GET OUT! GET OUT!! Get the hell out of my country and GO HOME to yours.

Yes Man

December 3rd, 2010
2:08 pm

Absolutely true…but you can secure the border, enforce existing immigration laws for both illegals and employers, setup guest worker programs for those who enter legally (gotta go back home if you want in), end the practice of auto-citizenship for children, cut off all taxpayer assisted programs, and implement any other host of common sense laws. After all of this, I’m sure the number won’t be 11 million anymore. Deportation should be reserved for those that consistently break our laws and hurt our citizens.

No Newt

December 3rd, 2010
2:21 pm

FDR deported 7 million during WWII, we should be doing the same. Remember Gingrich is the same guy who supported Section 8, the illegals and criminals best federal assistance program. I voted for him in the past but never again. He’s a pompous bag of hot air. He thinks that he’s going to come out of the shadows in 2012 and snatch the Republican nomination and ride to victory. He was a mediocre Speaker of the House at best. He’s at his pinnacle right now, a news contributor.

Julie Camp

December 3rd, 2010
2:23 pm

I understand the immense cost and effort deporting 11 million would be, but we should at least give it a try. It would save the country many more millions. Newt, you just lost my vote.

The Producer

December 3rd, 2010
2:30 pm

Tired of the BS,

I surely don’t have a low opinions of myself huh?

who said anything about voting rights?

December 3rd, 2010
2:32 pm

citizens can vote. he said nothing about granting citizenship

who said anything about voting rights?

December 3rd, 2010
2:34 pm

if you send these people home – the restaurant, agriculture, housing, construction, and produce industries will be decimated.

do we need more economic troubles?

Tax the illegals

December 3rd, 2010
2:35 pm

Want to raise taxes on the rich? How about charging $5,000 per illegal for amnesty instead? This could generate nearly $55 billion dollars. Pay the fee or get out.

gm

December 3rd, 2010
2:36 pm

eddie dick tracey long: I’m sorry I thought I would talk and act like your redneck friend Sara Palin, I bet you understand everything that hypocrite writes and says”"”"

Turk ur jerbs

December 3rd, 2010
2:42 pm

But, Newt, they turk ur jerbz!!!!!!!!!!!

gm

December 3rd, 2010
2:42 pm

Mike Hunt: Oh I’m sorry mike, you mean the millions Hannity,Beck, Sara,Rush make off middle class poor whites.
I sure the 2 million people who have been looking for work now, can not get unemployement are really thrill with the Rep they elected to fight for them. Talking about being pimped “”"”"

Cliff

December 3rd, 2010
2:44 pm

We don’t need to deport 11 million people. Criminalize them being here with a 10 year prison term at hard labor followed by deportation with permanent ban on return. Announce it and give them 3 months to leave. They will deport themselves.

I have a real problem with amnesty. They haven’t paid taxes, but they sent plenty of money “back home”. If they pay a $2000 per year fine for every year or portion there of, I could actually go for this, but I’d never buy off on the “small fine” that the latino community seems to want. If they had money to send home, they can pay off a fine instead.

Bill

December 3rd, 2010
2:44 pm

Gingrich is just a little faster than other Republicans. The Republicans realized that minorities don’t turn out in midterms and demagogued the immigration issue. They’ll change their tune for 2012 and pander for Latino votes. In reality, the Republicans’ constituency (the ones who pay their bills) want the cheap labor. Our Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss has opposed INS enforcement in the past when his constituents were affected.

No Newt

December 3rd, 2010
2:45 pm

I am confused. I thought we were fighting a war with Mexico. I compared what FDR did during WWII to current immigration policy. For more on this develpment, please check out my blog at imacompletejackassmoron.com

joe

December 3rd, 2010
2:46 pm

@ gm, “this is the same man who said Dem want food stamps and Rep want work”

Well, If you look at the section 8 lines in College Park a few months ago and the heat assistance lines yesterday, 98% of those in line most likely vote Dem…simply to keep the government entitlements flowing. I don’t recall seeing any Latinos in line…they were out working.

Cliff

December 3rd, 2010
2:47 pm

In reality I am absolutely powerless in my life. The idea of subjecting a large number of people to a humiliating and painful fate simply because of their immigration status appeals to me. Since I was born here, I am entitled to have everything I want. Abuse of others is a small consolation to the pain and uselessness I feel, but it helps.

Ric

December 3rd, 2010
2:47 pm

Mass deportation and enforcment-only policies would cost more than $285 billion over the next five years (and that’s a conservative estimate), which would equal an average of $1000 in additional taxes on every American.
But the costs of mass deportations to public budgets would be only be the tip of the iceberg of havoc. Mass deportations would drain $2.5 trillion from the economy, whereas creating a path to legalization would add $1.5 trillion to the GDP over the next 10 years. Not to mention the loss of productivity that would result from the lack of immigrant labor (as if we don’t have enough worker shortages already in the job areas typically filled by immigrants) and the Americans who would lose their jobs, because their jobs are dependent on positions filled by immigrants.

Mike Hunt

December 3rd, 2010
2:50 pm

Enter your comments here

Mike Hunt

December 3rd, 2010
2:53 pm

@gm-
go to any “urban” area and look at your democrat policies at work…keep taking the bait…fish

DogGoneLiberal

December 3rd, 2010
2:54 pm

gm ,Clinton committed a crime by lying to investigators. Clinton deserved to be impeached even though I disagreed with the decision to impeach him and Clinton is a lawyer and knows the punishment for perjury. Now as far as African Americans, they are so stupid to vote only Democratic, look at what has happened to their community. High murder, divorce, abortion, crime, unemployment, out of wedlock births, poor schools, and they can only blame it on Socialist Democratic policies. If 90% of African Americans vote Democratic without looking at the alternative to better their community and Republicans and Independents have offered solutions which they have. Why would any other party take a chance on trying to represent African Americans when they will turn around and vote like sheep for the Democratic party that established slavery, voted against the 1957 voting rights act, repealed all civil rights legislation after the civil war, install Jim Crow yet these people think Democrats were solely responsible for the 1964 Civil and Voter rights act which needed Republican support which was led by U.S. Senate minority leader and senior senator from Illinois, Everett McKinley Dirksen.

Know your facts Jack.

Terilili

December 3rd, 2010
2:55 pm

Vic, thank you. Articulate responses are unfortunately lacking in this forum.

Never did I think I’d side with Newt Gingrich, but the reality is that it is both impossible and immoral to try to deport all illegal aliens. What we SHOULD be focusing on is reforming the procedures by which immigrants gain entrance and citizenship to this country.

I find it confusing why people are so, hatefully against illegal immigrants. They dominate spheres of the market that nobody else wants, and more often then not, they pay taxes and abide by our laws. sure, there are some who get paid off the books (often for less than the federal minimum wage), but these people are also NOT tapping into social programs.

My other issue with mass deportations (and do we really want to do something like what we did to Japanese living int he US in WWII…no!) is that it only accounts for the legal status of the person who first entered the country. Many of these illegal immigrants have spouses and children, many of whom are legal citizens. Do we really want to be a nation that divides family on the grounds of legal status? Shouldn’t we at least give these immigrants a chance to stay and care for their families?

Also, we’re all immigrants! I’m an African-American, so my presence in this nation is a bit more complicated than some, but the general truth is that a significant majority of Americans are here because their parents, or parents’ parents, and so-on, entered this country outside of a proper path to citizenship (and often at the harm and destruction of those already here) and claimed this their home.

Who are we to deny others that opportunity.

Mint Berry Crunch

December 3rd, 2010
2:57 pm

Hispanics can either follow the black example (let others work for you- be a 100% drag on society) on do it the White way (marry your women, go to work, provide for yourselves). My opinion is the Hispanics have too much character to go the African American route, and therefore will vote Conservative in the future. It seems only Blacks have such low standards.

Ric's Wrong

December 3rd, 2010
2:58 pm

Just thought I’d take a moment to point out to Ric that he was wrong. According to Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter II, Part 8 1325 of the U.S. Code, it is illegal to come into the United States without the proper Visa/Documentation. The code section gives a CRIMINAL PENALTY and not a civil one. Therefore, in a simple evaluation of your statement, you are wrong.

Code as follows:

§ 1325. Improper entry by alien
(a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts
Any alien who
(1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or
(2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or
(3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.

KIDD HUFF

December 3rd, 2010
3:00 pm

And if President Obama had suggested the same…Newt and the litter of REPUKELICANS would still call it AMNESTY…REPUKElicans make my stomach turn.