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Gingrich Defends ‘Humane’ Immigration Stance in Debate

Newt Gingrich defended his call for a “humane” policy of allowing some illegal immigrants to stay legally in the U.S. against criticism from his Republican presidential rivals, suggesting Mitt Romney’s repudiation of the idea was a reversal from his previous position.

Gingrich took to the social media Internet site Twitter to say that Romney -- who denounced Gingrich’s position in a televised debate last night as “amnesty” and a magnet for illegality -- advocated a similar approach as recently as 2007, during his first presidential bid.