Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Giuliani reveals his new immigration proposals:

The Mayor’s commitment recognizes that illegal immigration is an issue of national security for America and change begins with securing our borders because the federal government has failed to solve the problem. To help protect our nation in the Terrorists’ War on Us, Rudy Giuliani is committed to ending illegal immigration by enforcing immigration laws and controlling America’s borders. The Mayor’s commitment calls for deporting any illegal alien who commits a felony and building both a physical and a high-tech border fence, while deploying a larger and better-trained border patrol.

Rudy’s plan also includes the tamper-proof Secure Authorized Foreign Entry Card (SAFE Card) for all foreign workers and students, a single national database of non-citizens to track their status, and tracking those who leave the country. In addition, Giuliani will encourage Americanization by requiring immigrants to truly read, write and speak English.

According to the AP (e.a.):

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.

We'll have to see if Giuliani releases any other details of his plan for a "pathway to citizenship." And if any other candidates have anything to say about these plans.