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Ending the Tide of Illegal Immigration

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on April 9, 2009 at 7:51:57 am
 

Ending the Tide of Illegal Immigration

 

The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has exploded in the last decade from 3 million to over 12 million. We must secure the border, implement an enforceable employer verification system, punish Sanctuary cities and reject amnesty if we are to restore Americans’ faith in the rule of law.

 

  • CHALLENGE : The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has exploded in the last decade from 3 million to over 12 million. The increasing tide of illegal Immigration has eroded Americans' faith in the rule of law, put great pressure on our health and education systems, and compromised our national security as our ability to secure our border is questioned around the world. This tide of illegal Immigration has made a mockery of our legal Immigration system and been fundamentally unfair to those legal immigrants who play by the rules as they wait patiently to pursue the American dream. Sanctuary cities, in particular, attract more illegal immigrants and increase the pressure on federal law enforcement and border control.GOVERNOR ROMNEY: "The current system puts up a concrete wall to the best and brightest, yet those without skill or education are able to walk across the border. We must reform the current Immigration laws so we can secure our borders, implement a mandatory biometrically-enabled and tamperproof documentation and employment-verification system, and increase legal Immigration into America." (David Yepsen, Op-Ed, "So Far, Romney's Been Most Impressive Republican," Des Moines Register, 7/11/2007) Secure The Border. Follow through on Congressional commitment to build a physical and technological fence along the southern border, and secure other points of entry. Implement An Enforceable Employer Verification System. Issue a biometrically-enabled and tamperproof card to non-citizens and create a national database for non-citizens so employers can easily verify their legal status in this country. Reject Amnesty. Do not give amnesty or any special pathway to those who have come to this country illegally. Punish Sanctuary cities. Cut back federal funding to cities that are "sanctuaries" for illegal immigrants and refuse to comply with federal law or aid federal law enforcement. Improve Interior Enforcement. Provide resources to enforce Immigration laws throughout the nation, and crackdown on employers who continue to hire illegals with stiffer fines and penalties. Encourage Legal Immigration**. Streamline the system to recruit and retain skilled workers and welcome the best and the brightest from around the world to our universities.

 

 

 

The Romney Plan: Stop Illegal Immigration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GOVERNOR ROMNEY: "I was at the San Diego border and met with our Border Patrol agents. They told me that more than a half of those that try and come across those fences are able to do so. They said there's no way to stop them at the border, unless you close down the magnets. And the magnets are Sanctuary cities and having employers sign people up that have come here illegally to do work here. You have to end Sanctuary cities. You have to cut back on federal funding to cities that continue to call themselves Sanctuary cities and welcome people in, as New York has done. And you have to say to employers that hire people illegally, 'That's also going to be sanctioned.' This is the way we're going to have to finally end it. And the other key point is this, which is having amnesty and saying to individuals, as the mayor has said, if you come here and you're willing to work here and pay taxes, we'll sign you up. That's not the right message. We've got to enforce the law, welcoming legal Immigration but ending illegal Immigration." (Fox News, Republican Presidential Candidate Debate, Durham, NH, 9/5/2007)


 

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