Phil Gordon on Immigration



Reform needed, but based on looks is unconstitutional

The opponents of S.B. 1070 will continue to work with Washington to permanently secure the Arizona border, where last year 500,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended. Our aim is nothing short of comprehensive immigration reform, a new policy that cracks down on predators and criminals who have entered the United States illegally even as it establishes a path to legal residency for law-abiding immigrant neighbors who want nothing more than the chance to earn a paycheck and live a productive life.
Source: Washington Post article on AZ Law SB 1070 , Oct 24, 2010

Supports tougher immigration reform, support for cities

I strongly support the recent bi-partisan proposal on immigration reform and urge members of Congress to embrace the measure.

Mayors deal with the consequences of illegal immigration every day. It is critical that any legislation provide resources for cities and states, which are disproportionately bearing the financial burden of our broken immigration system. Also, it is essential that we seek to resolve this issue in a way in which the rights of both citizens and non-citizens are protected.

Source: 2011 Phoenix Mayoral press release, "Immigration" , Mar 26, 2010

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