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Nancy Mace on Immigration

 


Citizenship should be earned

Most Americans agree that immigration reform is needed, however, the bill currently being debated in Washington is not the answer. The biggest challenge to this measure is the accounting. The whole notion of "comprehensive" immigration reform reminds me a lot of something else we called "comprehensive": healthcare reform, and the price tag for Obamacare is still rising. I do not believe this plan will be deficit neutral. When was the last time government provided an estimate that was actually accurate as to the fiscal impact it would have on the economy?

The tax revenue collected will not offset the costs of implementation and entitlement spending that will come with it. That's just common sense. Citizenship should be earned. The right to participate in this great country should not be taken lightly, and those who seek the American dream should seek to embrace our culture by speaking English, and paying a fair share of the tax burden. With greater opportunity comes greater responsibility.

Source: 2013 Senate campaign website, www.nancymace.org, "Issues" , Jul 2, 2013

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