GOP Front Runners Tackle Immigration

By: KKTV, CBS Email
By: KKTV, CBS Email

With Tuesday's Florida primary quickly approaching....Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are crisscrossing Florida for the final weekend of campaigning before next week's primary. Both Republican Presidential front runners were out early this morning in the critical swing state.

Romney is softening his usual hard-line stance on illegal immigration. He says his heart goes out to the 11 million people here illegally.

The former Massachusetts governor wants illegal immigrants to voluntarily return to their home countries... and he says... many will do that if they can't find a job.

“We are not going to round people in buses and ship them home,” Romney said in at an event on Friday, “Instead, we’ll make people make their own decisions based upon their employment opportunities here, or lack thereof if they don’t have a valid work authorization card.”

Gingrich calls his rival's self-deportation plan an Obama-level fantasy. His approach includes tougher border security and stiff penalties for employers who hire undocumented workers. Gingrich also has a provision that gives lee-way to illegal immigrants who have been here for many years.

“I don't want to take grandmothers and grandfathers away from their families” Gingrich told a crowd, “and I don't think the American people will do it.”

The latest polls show a tight race in Florida with Romney holding a slight edge.


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