Newt Gingrich talks massive immigration crack down with Bill O’Reilly
Gingrich tries to bolster his immigration credibility with right wing
GINGRICH: No. And I think that's -- they have to explain their reluctance. What I can tell you is we have -- we have a crisis in national security. We've have it since 1986 when President Reagan wrote that he was signing the Simpson-Mazzoli in his diary in order to get the border controlled. For a quarter of a century we failed. I've said it at Newt.org, you can see it right there one of my top priorities is we would have complete control by January 1, 2014. I think it's a national security imperative and I would take whatever resources were needed to get the job done.
O'REILLY: Ok. Now the 11 million - this is an estimate but I think it's accurate - the 11 million illegal immigrants already here have to be dealt with in some way. My program which I've had up on BillO'Reilly.com for years says you start with registering, you give illegal aliens a time period, maybe a month, maybe two months that they have to register at the post office with their name, their address and their status, all right.
And if they have a Social Security number or something like that they have it. If they don't register within the time period that the government decides it's a felony. It's a felony all right, would you support that?
GINGRICH: Well, look I want to deport the people who don't register, I don't want to put -
O'REILLY: No, no but you have to find out where they are and who they are.
O'REILLY: And we don't know where they are and who they are they are living in the shadows.
GINGRICH: Right and if you're saying -
O'REILLY: Would you support a registration of illegal aliens.
GINGRICH: Yes, I would support a universal registration of those who are here illegally. And I think the immediate -- you'd have immediate deportation if you did not sign up within a certain time. I just the way you frame it Bill. I wouldn't support putting them in jail because I don't want our taxpayers subsidizing them in jail if they are here and not obeying law. Let's kick them out.
O'REILLY: Well, I'll tell you what it would do, I understand that but the deterrent then becomes much higher if it's a felony and you're sentenced to two or three years in a federal penitentiary which you can build all right, that's a deterrent for anybody coming in here. It's not only deals with people who are thumbing their nose at your order but it also prevents people from coming in here. But all right be that as it may it can be massaged. All right so they register under President Gingrich. You know where they are, and they ones that don't are immediately deported, picked up or whatever. And you would order the states to comply. Sanctuary cities, what would happen to San Francisco if they told President Gingrich we're not going to do it. What would you do to them?
GINGRICH: Look, we're going to propose a bill that cutoff all federal funding to any sanctuary city or sanctuary state. They get no money of any kind from the federal government, period as of that moment and if San Francisco wants to bankrupt itself and some fantasy it's fine.
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