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Santorum to Gingrich: GOP should offer ‘no hint or promise of amnesty’ [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

Reacting to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s comment during Tuesday night’s CNN debate that the GOP should not “destroy families” with inflexible immigration policies, former Senator and fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told The Daily Caller that the Republican party should offer “no hint or promise of amnesty.”

Watch the post-debate interview:

“I don’t see how the party that says it’s the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter-century,” Gingrich said during the debate, “and I’m prepared to take the heat for saying, ‘let’s be humane in enforcing the law, without giving them citizenship, but by finding a way to create legality so that they are not separated from their families.’” (RELATED STORY: Gingrich: For the good of the family, let some illegals stay)

According to the Justice Department, Mexican Drug Cartels are operating in more than 1,000 U.S. cities and towns. Following the debate, TheDC asked (in the video above) General Wesley Clark, a former Democratic presidential candidate about this statistic. Clark said the Obama administration’s efforts on the U.S.–Mexico border are “working in our favor.”

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