Friday, November 25, 2011

Bachmann Is A Hypocrite On Deportation Of Illegals (Video Evidence)

Michele Bachmann has spent the past few days blasting Newt Gingrich for stating that we need to take a humane approach to the deportation of illegals. The following clip is from the debate at the Reagan Library on September 7th.

HARRIS: A quick 30-second rebuttal on the specific question. The fence is built, the border is under control. What do you do with 11.5 million people who are here without documents and with U.S.- born children?

BACHMANN: Well, that’s right. And again, it is sequential, and it depends upon where they live, how long they have been here, if they have a criminal record. All of those things have to be taken into place.
Sound familiar?


Cross-posted at Redstate


Anonymous said...

She's still better than Newt.

Anonymous said...

Is this another one of your "taken out of context clips"? you're a disgusting liar.

BOSMAN said...

"Sound familiar?"

Sure does.

It sounds like she and Newt are on the same page while Romney is on another.

Anonymous said...

It is you that is hypocrite Right Wingnut. You just don't wanna admit it.

Terrye said...

To be fair to Bachmann..Newt was not just talking about not deporting people..he was talking about making them legal.

Right Wingnut said...


Then what does Bachmann propose to do with them? Just let them stay in the country as illegals? We need answers from the other candidates on this.

leighrow said...

Bachman and Romney have always been consistent with tough immigration laws unlike Gingrich.

Gingrich voted for the Reagan Amnesty bill in 86. Gingrich was in strong opposition to e-verify. It is because of Gingrich's opposition to e-verify that it was not made mandatory. Gingrich was looking out for big business in the late 90's. Now it sounds like Gingrich is on the take for LaRaza.

You don't actively deport all 11 million illegals at once,you enforce immigration law and take away the magnets and the benefits that encourage illegals to stay in the U.S.. You withhold Federal funds from states and local governments who create sanctuary environments. If the illegals wish to become U.S. citizens you tell them to get in the back of the line and complete the paperwork like every other person requesting citizenship.

You force all companies to use e-verify and you impose harsh penalties for companies who continue to hire illegals.

Laws also have to be amended such as those that award anchor babies U.S. citizenship, and the laws that require schools to educate illegals.

There is no need for families to be torn apart. If members of the family are here illegally they can all move back to their native homeland together.

I am sorry Newty and Ricky Perry,I am just a cold heartless conservative who believes in protecting the rights of legal U.S. citizens verses the illegal immigrants.

Terrye said...

Right Wing Nut:

I don't think you understood what she was saying..she is saying that in terms of removing people, there are other people who could be deported before the long term illegals were sent away...there is a big difference between that and just stating that they all get to be legal after some magic number of years. Making them legal, gives them rights.

Right Wingnut said...

Terry, I understood perfectly what you said. We all know none of the candidates are going to deport all 11 million illegals. Allowing them to stay is in itself defacto amnesty. What do the candidates propose to do about it? I want to know. You should too.

Terrye said...

Right Wing Nut.

But that is not what Newt said..he said that after 25 years voila! they are legal..not just that we won't round them up and ship them back..but they are legal. Just as if they had come in here and done all the things legally one is supposed to do to become a legal resident..and he also said we would set up some kind of selective service boards to decide the fate and of each and everyone of these millions of people and that it would be done at a local they could all just move to LA or NYC where they knew the board would be is ridiculous. Bachman is not talking about giving people legal status. She is just recognizing the fact that it would make more sense to deport newer arrivals with fewer ties initially. It would be easier to do.

Terrye said...
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Terrye said...

In other words...Gingrich is saying these people will no longer be subject to the threat of deportation. Bachmann is not saying anything of the kind.

leighrow said...

RW is quite simple you enforce the law. When authorities discover someone who is illegal they start the deportation process. The families do not need to be broken up,they all can return to their country of origin together.

You take away benefits,employ e-verify,enforce debilitating fines to companies that hire illegals,and update laws so illegals are not encouraged to stay here.

You also take away Federal funds from sanctuary cities and states.

All of the above along with enforcing the borders would go along way in curbing illegal immigration.

If illegals wish to become citizens then get in line and apply for citizenship from Mexico or the U.S. if you were granted a VISA for work purposes.

Anonymous said...

Terrye, that is not what he was a hypothetical conversation with a hypothetical number.

The fact remains that he is the only candidate that is willing to discuss the reality of a situation and not just some far-right, fantasy notion that will never happen.


It is logistically impossible and strategically a ridiculous promise that only makes Republicans look like knuckle-draggers.

Just like Obama made a horrible decision in the way he tackled health-care over-arching approach instead of an incremental approach, the Republicans are making the same mistake with immigration.

A lot , if not most Americans, could get behind more efficient and effective border security and that should be the only, primary concern of any Republican, immigration policy.

Only after the border is secure, should we talk about what to do with the illegal immigrants that are already here.

As of now, nothing is getting done because the latter is influencing too much of the former within this debate.


Ohio JOE said...

"Allowing them to stay is in itself defacto amnesty. What do the candidates propose to do about it?" Bingo, on this particular issue, Mr. Gingrich of one of the honest candidates. Wink Wink nudge nudge does not work in the real world.

Anonymous said...

I assume this thread is dead but I wanted to add...that I think there are things that can be done on a state level, what Brewer did for instance, but the top priority of the federal government...first and foremost...should be securing the border.