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Linda McMahon on Immigration

 


No amnesty, but expand visas for temporary workers

Shays said the US should put up more fences and establish English as the official language. He said immigrants who are already here illegally should be given a "blue card" that allows them to work and pay taxes, but they should never be allowed to become citizens.

McMahon said the U.S. should do more to stop illegal immigration and should not offer amnesty to those already here, adding that the U.S. should expand its visa program to allow more temporary workers into the country from overseas.

Source: Associated Press on 2012 CT GOP primary Senate debate , Apr 22, 2012

More merit-based system for green card & citizenship

  1. Fulfill & strengthen our commitments on border security & interior enforcement.
  2. Require electronic Social Security cards to ensure that illegal workers cannot get jobs & thereby making verification simpler for employers.
  3. Modify & streamline the process for admitting temporary workers, if they are needed in an industry, i.e. new visa categories.
  4. Strengthen green card & citizenship requirements to a more merit-based system to ensure future citizens will help contribute positively.
    Source: Connecticut Jewish Ledger coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate , Sep 29, 2010

    No amnesty; enforce immigration laws

    Q: What is your stand on the current debate surrounding the immigration issue?

    BLUMENTHAL: We need to establish a comprehensive, federal solution to our ongoing immigration problem. We must secure our borders, and crack down on employers flouting the law by hiring undocumented immigrants. Piecemeal approaches to fixing this problem by various states are not the answer--Washington must fulfill its responsibility by enacting a comprehensive solution.

    McMAHON: I oppose amnesty. I support legal immigration and I believe much of this country's strength and prosperity has come as a result of the immense contributions immigrants have made. We have historically welcomed the best workers and the best minds from every country, and I believe we should continue to do so provided it is done legally. We are a nation built on the rule of law, and immigration laws--like all laws--must be enforced.

    Source: Connecticut Jewish Ledger coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate , Sep 29, 2010

    Immigration laws--like all laws--must be enforced

    I support legal immigration, and I believe we should continue to do so provided it is done legally. We are a nation built on the rule of law, and immigration laws--like all laws--must be enforced. While I believe immigration reform is needed, I believe reform starts with securing the border. Border enforcement should be followed by interior enforcement and a revamp of the visa process. I'm opposed to amnesty.
    Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, linda2010.com, "Issues" , Jul 20, 2010

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