Pew study: Not many would benefit from Gingrich's 'path to legality'
December 2nd, 2011
09:24 PM ET
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Pew study: Not many would benefit from Gingrich's 'path to legality'

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently declared his support for a "path to legality" for undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for longer terms, have paid taxes and have strong family and community ties.

"If you've been here 25 years and you got three kids and two grandkids, you've been paying taxes and obeying the law, you belong to a local church, I don't think we're going to separate you from your family, uproot you forcefully and kick you out," Gingrich said at the recent CNN debate on national security.

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  1. Dan Devlin

    Looking for an unbiased website that gives you factual information on the presidential candidates and all other candidates in the upcoming election??? Go to http://www.electful.com for all the information you're looking for from the school board director to the president.

    December 2, 2011 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  2. Tough USA

    Ron Paul by Default 56 minutes ago
    Thomas is actually correct based on Pauls last drive at nomination, He could win by default. I asked alot of supporters why Paul wants to stay on platform with status quo (No Offense) most replied that Paul needs to stay in GOP top tier and capture double digit voting which equates to a very large number of populists votes. Next Paul is surging as independant favorite and last which no one counted on is millions of democrat swingover and young college age voters into pauls camp. Yes Ron Paul may not only win, but it may be by default. No matter what the outcome, history will be made in 2012.

    December 2, 2011 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  3. krissmith777

    Wow..They actually had to do a study to figure that out?

    December 2, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  4. Kenny K

    Is he encouraging those who are illegal to start having a lot of kids?

    December 2, 2011 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    ►"If you've been here 25 years and you got three kids and two grandkids, you've been paying taxes and obeying the law, you belong to a local church, I don't think we're going to separate you from your family,◄

    LMAO – And that would be the EXACT prerequisite – no deviation!! What if it's 24 years; you have 2 kids and no grandchildren; you pay taxes, obeyed the law but you're a Muslim? Please, SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!

    Obama 2012

    December 3, 2011 02:55 am at 2:55 am |
  6. Roadsniper

    Lets start a political coup let the real people run the country, not just ,,,,we the people, as in the congressional jacka*ss of dc

    December 3, 2011 04:32 am at 4:32 am |
  7. LiLaLo

    Can I also worship Satan instead being in a local church...?

    December 3, 2011 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  8. GI Joe

    I'm sure Gingrich would figure out a way for Gingrich Inc. to profit from it. Just think of all the trinkets Calista could buy at Tiffany's.

    December 3, 2011 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  9. ST

    Gingrich is playing with peoples mind. He is trying to get their votes and afterwards let them find their way back to where they were. Anyone who has the right thinking knows that even if Newt is elected President, he can not go to the White House and dictate what he wants to be done. The system does not work that way. Latinos wake up and smell the coffee. Someone is trying to use you and you will get nothing in return.

    December 3, 2011 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  10. Sorensen

    How about his own "path to legality"? Let alone morality and credibility. He is like a baloon ready to explode.
    He even looks like one!

    December 3, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  11. Marie MD

    Maybe he can have some of the kids from these families clean his house (houses?) after school.
    This guy was crazy back in the 90s now he sounds insane!

    December 3, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  12. gg

    cheap labour no benifits

    December 3, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |