Immigration has not been in foreground of the news lately. People are worried about jobs, the economy, and the GOP presidential campaign. Then this week Newt Gingrich decided to make a bold statement. I gotta hand it to the man, he’s nothing if not a show boat.
Basically, Gingrich made the otherwise reasonable statement that immigrants who have lived lawfully in the U.S. for decades should — gasp — be allowed to stay. Here is a video of his statement.
I have to admit, I think Gingrich is not the right man for the job, but I think it’s good to get the immigration conversation started again.