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Kelli Ward on Immigration

 

 


No amnesty & no compromise on immigrant family separation

Facing a national uproar [over family separations when detaining illegal immigrants], House GOP leaders included a provision in the immigration proposal that would require families to be kept together for as long as they are in the custody of the Homeland Security Department. The proposed fix won approval from moderate House Republicans, but not from Republican Senate candidates.

"We're studying the proposal," said Arizona Rep. Martha McSally, who is viewed as the GOP establishment's favorite in one of the top Senate races. "I try not get swayed by what the emotions are or the pressure. I really try to look at the policy issues."

Kelli Ward, one of McSally's main opponents in the Arizona Senate primary on Aug. 28, was more scathing in her assessment. "Compromising on the rule of law to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants is the wrong path to take," she said of the House plan. "Congress should focus on border security and stop talking about amnesty as a solution."

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune on 2018 Arizona Senate race , Jun 17, 2018

Consistent pro-border, pro-law message

Rep. Martha McSally has switched support [from the GOP compromise immigration bill] to the Securing America's Future Act, which would do away with the diversity visa program and impose tougher border enforcement. McSally is running against Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County sheriff. Both are immigration hardliners who have enthusiastically supported President Donald Trump's call for a wall along the southern border.

Ward's lead strategist said McSally's move illustrates what he describes as a political "identity crisis" that has plagued her since she launched her campaign."She has to run on her record and she's never gone through the ringer statewide like she is now," he told The Arizona Republic. "Unfortunately for her, I think she's being exposed." He said Ward will continue to press her consistent "pro-border, pro-law" message, one he says will play well with voters over a candidate who "seems to sway on the issues when it's to their political" benefit.

Source: The Arizona Republic on 2018 Arizona Senate race , May 11, 2018

No citizenship for lawbreakers

National Security starts with border security. We can never be secure as a nation as long as we have wide open borders and a dysfunctional immigration system. We cannot reward breaking our laws with citizenship, ever. Our porous border is directly endangering Arizona children and families. Kelli looks forward to fighting alongside President Donald Trump to stop illegal immigration and secure America's borders, our top national security priorities.
Source: 2018 Arizona Senatorial website KelliWard.com , Oct 1, 2017

Secure the border first; then no amnesty after that

Securing our border is the most pressing issue for Arizonans. That should be our first priority, not amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants.
Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, KelliWard.com, "Issues" , Jul 27, 2015

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