Posted on December 11, 2023

Nikki Haley Repeats Amnesty Offer for Pre-2021 Illegal Aliens

Neil Munro, Breitbart, December 6, 2023

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley repeated on Wednesday her plan to amnesty many working illegal migrants who sneaked in before President Joe Biden opened the borders.

Haley was asked in the December 6 Republican candidate debate if she intended to let illegal migrants stay in the country, and she replied:

First of all, what I said is all of the seven or eight million illegals that have come under Biden’s watch absolutely have to go back. We have to stop the incentive of what’s bringing them over here in the first place … I know from my time at the United Nations, the first thing they do [when they arrive] is pick up the phone and said, “We came over, come on over,” and that’s what sends more. You have to go and deport these people so they know it can’t happen again.

But illegal aliens who arrived before Biden would be allowed to stay if they keep working for employers, she said:

For those that have been here longer than that, we’ve got to start seeing who is it? How long have they been here? Have they been vetted? Have they paid taxes? Have they been working? And figure out who else is out there.

She then quickly changed the subject to cartels and the drug trade. “Look at where fentanyl came from,” she said.

Haley’s amnesty-with-tests language echoes the poll-tested amnesty language used in the 2013 “Gang of Eight” amnesty.

Haley’s answer came in response to a question in the December 6 NewsNation GOP debate.

“You have pledged to catch and deport all migrants who are here in this country illegally,” asked Eliana Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon. “But then you said in Londonderry, New Hampshire, last month that you will not deport those who are working and paying taxes rather than feeding off the system. Which is it?”


Haley has relied heavily on pro-migration investors for donations. {snip}