This has probably been posted already, however, I have taken note of exactly how the questions to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg were addressed. Each Area is bolded with a number at the beginning. Please look below the article for what I feel those statements mean. ... YHs5SyFz4D
By JIM DAVENPORT, Associated Press Writer

AIKEN, S.C. - Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani vowed Tuesday to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States by closely tracking visitors to the country and beefing up border security.

"We can end illegal immigration. I promise you, we can end illegal immigration," the former New York mayor said at a community center — the first of the day's two stops in this early voting state.

Giuliani said he would require a uniform identification card for foreign workers and students and create a central database to track the legal status of visitors to the country. He told the crowd of more than 300 that 12 million immigrants have entered the country illegally.

"That's a lot of people to walk over your border without being identified," he said.

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. 1. 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.

In recent days, rival Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor whose state has been home to a few self-proclaimed "sanctuary cities," such as Cambridge, Mass., has repeatedly criticized Giuliani, arguing that he supported illegal immigration when he was mayor. Giuliani rejected the charge.

Romney argues that Giuliani "instructed city workers not to provide information to the federal government that would allow them to enforce the law. New York City was the poster child for sanctuary cities in the country."

2. But New York has never officially declared itself a "sanctuary city." Last month, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told Congress that the city protects residents' confidentiality when they report a crime or seek medical care or education — a local policy that dates to 1988.

Giuliani defended and supported that executive order while mayor.

3. Bloomberg has said repeatedly that immigrants are important contributors to the city's economy and crucial to the city's survival. 4. Asked Monday about the idea of New York City as a sanctuary for immigrants, Bloomberg said, "let 'em come."

5. "I can't think of any laboratory that shows better why you need a stream of immigrants than New York City," he added. "I don't know what to tell anybody. They just — if they don't believe that immigrants add a heck of a lot more than they cost, they just aren't looking at the numbers."

Answering Romney last week, Giuliani said New York "had the least amount of illegality per capita of any major city in the country and I brought that change about."

6. In South Carolina Tuesday, Giuliani said he would continue construction of a border fence, deport any illegal alien who commits a felony and propose that all immigrants who want to become citizens learn English.

7. Giuliani and Romney opposed the bipartisan immigration legislation backed by President Bush. Rival Sen. John McCain of Arizona was the only Republican candidate to support the measure.

1. Sounds like Amnesty to me. See point 7!

2. Is this not what Sanctuary cities do? Sure New York may not be touting it as such, but its just a wolf in sheep's clothing.

3. Notice here that suddenly the writer and or Michael Bloomberg are now making this a statement on immigrants who legally enter the nation? This is an attempt as we all know to blur the lines of legal and illegal to confuse the dull unwitting public into allowing things they dont understand, like point #1

4. A sanctuary for illegals? or for legal immigrants? Why would you need to shield and protect the identities of LEGAL immigrants from federal immigration authorities Mr. Bloomberg? This sounds like aiding and abetting to me.

5. For a final time the mayor is backing the once mayor's, Giuliani, executive order with confusing rhetoric. Of course immigrants are good, but illegal immigrants? It seems to me that while Giuliani is out bashing illegal aliens to get votes his pal Michael Bloomberg is saying what Giuliani would if he was still Mayor and not running for President.

6. DUH! This is already the LAW. All Naturalized Citizens MUST learn English to 'Pass' their test and gain citizenship!! Why are you not being supportive of Official English legislation instead to put a stop to this forced bi-lingual schools and other nonsense?

7. Giuliani and Romney are not in Congress, they can oppose it all day long it will just help their campaign and hide their true motives.