Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has staked out a comparatively moderate position on illegal immigration, and that has made him a target for some of his rivals in a party where “amnesty” has become a dirty word for many.
In this account from the Los Angeles Times, Gingrich says a family values party should not advocate policies that would break up the families of immigrants who have violated immigration laws.
“I’m prepared to take the heat in saying: Let’s be humane in enforcing the law,” Gingrich said.
Michele Bachman and Mitt Romney wasted no time in making sure that everyone noticed what Gingrich was saying.
Has Gingrich doomed his candidacy by suggesting that he is NOT in favor of expelling every last illegal immigrant in the country?