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Jim Holt on Immigration

Republican challenger for Senate (AR)


Illegal immigrants should not earn citizenship

Q: Do you support or oppose illegal immigrants earning citizenship?

A: Strongly Oppose.

Source: Email interview on 2010 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Apr 21, 2010

Social programs shouldn’t apply to non-citizens

Legal immigrants should not be allowed to use social programs such as public housing and food stamps. An assimilating immigrant is currently required to have an American sponsor who is proven to be financially responsible & who will pledge to support the immigrant in the event of his/her economic hardship. This gives the government a resource with which to help a poor immigrant without asking the taxpayers to fund yet another social program. Naturalized citizens should enjoy every right of citizens.
Source: E-mail correspondence with campaign manager Sep 27, 2004

Help immigrants become Americans themselves

Immigration can be a good thing if America does a sufficient job in assimilating the people of foreign cultures who come here. We have an obligation to put America first as the country to which we now bear allegiance. And part of that obligation is in helping others who emigrate here become Americans themselves. That includes teaching them our form of government, our constitution and our unique history, as well as requiring them to achieve a working proficiency in the English language.
Source: Campaign website, JimHolt.us, “Issues” Jul 12, 2004

No amnesty for illegal immigrants

I would not support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the US. We cannot afford to reward those who flaunt our laws lest we communicate that we don’t really mean what we say as a sovereign nation. If there is a proven need for increased immigration, then we should increase the quotas in a fairly distributed manner (as we purge the illegal aliens). Amnesty will only reward lawbreakers (the last type of immigrants we should want to invite here).
Source: Campaign website, JimHolt.us, “Issues” Jul 12, 2004

Other candidates on Immigration: Jim Holt on other issues:
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Mike Beebe
AR Senatorial:
John Boozman
Mark Pryor

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