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Jim Martin on Immigration

Democratic Senate Challenger


Totalization deal with Mexico OK, if illegals accounted for

Q: The final Executive Totalization Social Security Agreement with Mexico could lead to Social Security benefits going to individuals who worked in the U.S. while illegal. Do you support the Totalization Agreement?

A: Because our economy is now global in nature, there are an increasing number of Americans who spend at least a portion of their working life in another country. This presents a problem for employees as they may become subjected to double taxation. The totalization agreements that the US has signed with other countries are an important measure designed to cure these potential problems. However, while totalization agreements are necessary reality in today's economy, we must ensure that they are sufficiently clear so as not to protect illegal conduct. I would support efforts to close any loopholes in the US-Mexico Totalization Agreement that allow Social Security benefits to accrue for contributions made while an individual was in the United States illegally.

Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to the 2008 US Senate Campaigns Oct 10, 2008

Secure our borders & crack down on employers

There are two things we need to do immediately: first, we must secure our borders, and second, we have to crack down on employers who hire undocumented workers. Once we do these two things, we can then move to address the need for real and comprehensive immigration reform.

We need immigration reform that is practical and fair, and that reflects the realities of our economic needs. We can curb immigration by supporting other countries in their efforts to become more stable and economically sound.

Source: Campaign website, www.martinforsenate.com, "Issues" Jul 18, 2008

Other candidates on Immigration: Jim Martin on other issues:
GA Gubernatorial:
Sonny Perdue
GA Senatorial:
Dale Cardwell
Johnny Isakson
Josh Lanier
Rand Knight
Saxby Chambliss
Vernon Jones


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

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Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
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MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
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NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
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TX:Cornyn
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