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Giuliani on Illegal Immigrants--and Welfare


“Bull Dog Pundit” at AnkleBitingPundits says that Giuliani went to court to keep New York from complying with a federal law requiring it to disclose the names of illegal immigrants to the INS. That didn’t surprise me; the opening passage of the speech to which that post links did. Giuliani’s speech was delivered in Sept. 1996. He opened thus:

“Thank you. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to discuss the Welfare Act that was recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton. . . . There are aspects to the Welfare Reform Bill that, as just a matter of policy, I disagree with and I think could pose very serious problems, and although I do think the bill does some good, in the end I believe it does more harm than good.”


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