05-19-2011, 10:00 AM
Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich continues to stake out his claim as the sole moderate on immigration in the GOP campaign. Politico reports that he is in favor of a legalization program that will allow "citizen boards" (similar to the draft boards of an earlier era) to determine whether undocumented immigrants deserve to stay in the US. He explicitly rejected a path to legalization. Gingrich is considered a favorite of those in the Tea Party and the candidate's more enlightened positions on immigration support the argument that not all those in the Tea Party are hardliners on immigration.