Giuliani launched two new radio ads in South Carolina, a key early primary states in the 2008 presidential race. In an ad called “Fence,” Giuliani reflects on his difficulty in getting criminals who were illegal immigrants deported by the federal government. (Related: Watch Bill Schneider report on Giuliani v. Romney on immigration)
“It frustrates me that if someone comes here illegally, in addition to everything else that’s involved in that, if they commit a crime, we don’t throw them out of the country,” he said in the spot.
Giuliani adds, “People that come in illegally we gotta stop. You stop illegal immigration by building a fence, a physical fence and then a technological fence. You then hire enough Border Patrol so they can respond in a timely way.” The ad ends with Giuliani saying that fluency in English ought to be a requirement of becoming a U.S. citizen.
The second new radio ad, called “Out of Control,” focuses on how Giuliani’s record on crime, welfare, and spending as New York mayor.
- CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart