At a recent debate Republican presidential candidate Newt Ginrich spoke out in support of the illegal immigrants in the country where he stated that he prefers a humane approach to dealing with hard working illegal immigrants living in the country and said “ 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,”
Ginrich is one of the front runners for the republican presidential candidacy. He was once an us House Speaker and his comments were not well accepted by other hopeful Republican Party candidates and as predicted by the president of the Americans for Legal Immigration Ginrich’s popularity is tumbling as a result of these comments and other groups such as the Federation for American Immigration have stated that this will hurt him.
Ginrich is taking the same stand as President George W Bush and former candidate John Mc Cain. Bush sought a temporary worker program which would have allowed undocumented immigrants to register and stay in the country legally.