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As expected, Newt Gingrich is taking a lot of hits from his opponents and the conservative right following his decision to risk it all by professing compassion for a subset of illegal immigrants.
Social conservatives are freaking out, and Gingrich's decision to insert the word "humane" into an answer about illegal immigration at the last presidential debate seems to be putting some Iowa voters on edge weeks before the caucus vote. But, importantly, while Gingrich's opponents attack him, they're declining to say what they'd do differently when it comes to families who've been living, working (and paying taxes) in America for decades without legal immigration status.