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Alexi Giannoulias on Immigration

 


Comprehensive reform with responsible path to citizenship

Our immigration system is broken. The number of undocumented workers continues to grow by about 500,000 per year, and the system that oversees the immigration process is weighed down by bureaucracy and lack of funding. The US needs comprehensive immigration reform that protects the rights of all workers and modernizes our legal immigration programs:
  • Alexi supports efforts to protect the integrity of our borders by adding personnel, infrastructure and technology at our ports and borders.
  • Most undocumented immigrants come to the US in search of employment. The federal government must increase its enforcement of existing immigration laws and hold accountable the companies that provide jobs for undocumented immigrants.
  • We should place th nation's 12 million undocumented immigrants on a responsible path to citizenship. Alexi supports a plan that requires undocumented workers to pay a fine for entering the country illegally, learn English, pay taxes and wait in line to become citizens. Source: Campaign website, www.AlexiForIllinois.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

    Don't punish immigrant kids; DREAM Act yes; REAL ID no

    Source: Campaign website, www.AlexiForIllinois.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

    Other candidates on Immigration: Alexi Giannoulias on other issues:
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    Page last updated: Dec 04, 2010