Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani vowed Tuesday to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States by closely tracking visitors to the country and beefing up border security.
"We can end illegal immigration. I promise you, we can end illegal immigration," the former New York mayor said at a community center - the first of the day's two stops in this early voting state.
Giuliani said he would require a uniform identification card for foreign workers and students and create a central database to track the legal status of visitors to the country. He told the crowd of more than 300 that 12 million immigrants have entered the country illegally.
"That's a lot of people to walk over your border without being identified," he said.
Giuliani wants a tamperproof ID card that includes fingerprinting for everyone entering the country and a central database to track when they leave.