Cross posted from The Virtuous Republic
ABC News has dug up some damaging quotes and facts from Rudy Giuliani on illegal immigration.
According to the article, New York City became a sanctuary city in 1989 by an executive order issued by Ed Koch in 1989. Guiliani seems to have reissued that order and in 1994 had this to say:
“Some of the hardest-working and most productive people in this city are undocumented aliens,” Giuliani said at the time. “If you come here and you work hard and you happen to be in an undocumented status, you’re one of the people who we want in this city. You’re somebody that we want to protect, and we want you to get out from under what is often a life of being like a fugitive, which is really unfair.”
At a speech in Minneapolis in 1996, Giuliani defended Koch’s executive order, that, in his words “protects undocumented immigrants in New York City from being reported to the INS while they are using city services that are critical for their health and safety, and for the health and safety of the entire city.”
“There are times when undocumented immigrants must have a substantial degree of protection,” Giuliani said.
Right now, The Virtuous Republic isn’t interested in backing one Republican over another, but it never hurts to have the facts in hand. People change, sometimes. And sometimes they just say what you want to hear and sometimes they only do things to get votes, even though their heart isn’t in it. Over the next year, each of us will have to decide where our candidate of choice falls on this scale.
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