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Lisa Johnston on Immigration

 


Immigration reform focused on employer enforcement

Q: Ads from Jerry Moran's campaign have attacked Todd Tiahrt saying he supports amnesty, lower in-state tuition and driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. What is your stance on these issues?

A: I believe that we need immigration reform. I feel that one of the most important first steps we can take is to address the supply of jobs because the hope of obtaining a higher paying job is the primary reason individuals enter our country illegally. I think we need stringent fines and pena for employers who are caught employing illegal individuals. This will make the practice too risky for them and will reduce the available supply of jobs. Regarding other issues, I think we need to clearly communicate the path to legal citizenship individuals who would like to attempt to become a citizen legally can do so. However, I have a concern about extending societal privileges and benefits to those that are not either citizens or in the legal naturalization pipeline.

Source: Christine Metz in Lawrence Journal-World Jul 28, 2010

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