Good news from our potential candidate. With the illegal immigration issue going hand in hand with national security in this country, most of middle America on both sides of the aisle like to see these kinds of words from a potential candidate.
I would like to hear more adamant talk from the other major candidates about this issue.
With Fred Thompson being quiet lately, more talk like this will definitely sway conservatives towards his side of the aisle.
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) – Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani vowed Tuesday to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States by closely tracking visitors to the country and beefing up border security.
“We can end illegal immigration. I promise you, we can end illegal immigration,” the former New York mayor said at a community center – the first of the day’s two stops in this early voting state.
Giuliani said he would require a uniform identification card for foreign workers and students and create a central database to track the legal status of visitors to the country. He told the crowd of more than 300 that 12 million immigrants have entered the country illegally.
“That’s a lot of people to walk over your border without being identified,” he said.
Giuliani wants a tamperproof ID card that includes fingerprinting for everyone entering the country and a central database to track when they leave.
The ID card and other immigration proposals have been part of Giuliani’s campaign speeches for several months. He says he would allow a pathway to citizenship only for illegal immigrants who identify themselves as illegal, who learn English and who go to the back of the line to apply.