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Kevin Scott on Immigration


Opposes amnesty

Opposes the VoteMatch topic: "Encourage immigration and support amnesty"
Source: Email responses to VoteMatch questionnaire Jan 8, 2006

First and foremost, we need to secure our borders

One of the primary rights of a sovereign nation is the right to secure its borders and control who may and who may not cross those borders. In recent decades, the United States has not exercised that right, and we have put ourselves at risk because of it. First and foremost, we need to secure our borders. No respectable country should be one in which thousands of people feel free to enter it illegally every day.
Source: Campaign website,, "Issues" Dec 31, 2005

Illegal immigrants pose threat to rule of law itself

The flood of illegal immigrants not only poses a threat to national security but to the rule of law itself. Respect for the rule of law is the most important building block of civil society. Ignoring violations of the law because enforcement is inconvenient or unpopular eventually erodes respect for all laws. Our government has the responsibility to do what is right, not what is convenient or most expedient.
Source: Campaign website,, "Issues" Dec 31, 2005

Amnesty programs reward illegal behavior

Calling illegal aliens by such less threatening terms as "undocumented workers" serves only to distract attention from the real threats posed by illegal immigration. Furthermore, blanket amnesty programs simply reward bad behavior and encourage others to continue to enter this country illegally. Immigration made America the great nation that it is, but in this era of international terrorism, our government must have the knowledge of who is entering the country.
Source: Campaign website,, "Issues" Dec 31, 2005

Volunteer work earns right to remain in country

Kevin proposes a national merit program wherein illegal immigrants are provided the opportunity to register with the government, then perform volunteer work in their communities, in order to earn the right to remain in the country as legal immigrants. Illegal immigrants not registered in the program would still be subject to immediate deportation.
Source: Campaign website,, "Issues" Dec 31, 2005

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