Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hey Rudy, just give out huge fines and split the fines with the whistleblowers - do you want to be POTUS or not???

Illegals talk alienates Giuliani
The Washington Times

by Stephen Dinan

Rudolph W. Giuliani has put himself at odds with most congressional Republicans, including Rep. Peter T. King, his own point man on homeland security and immigration, by saying he does not think being in the United States illegally should be a crime.

Speaking on the Glenn Beck radio program last week, Mr. Giuliani said that illegal entry into the U.S. is not a federal crime and that he doesn't think it should be, either: "It shouldn't be because the government wouldn't be able to prosecute it. We couldn't prosecute 12 million people."

His opponents for the Republican presidential nomination say it appears Mr. Giuliani is retreating from a philosophy he held as New York mayor, when he made a point of going after the smallest crimes.

And his stance leaves him stacked against House Republicans and Mr. King, New York Republican and a frequent surrogate for Mr. Giuliani on immigration, who two years ago led the House effort to make all illegal aliens subject to criminal penalties. That measure passed the House with the vast majority of Republicans in support, but never saw action in the Senate.