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Nick Carter on Immigration

Democratic Senate Challenger


Don't scapegoat immigrants by denying them benefits

Q: The final Executive Totalization Agreement with Mexico could lead to Social Security benefits going to individuals who worked in the US while illegal. Do you support the Totalization Agreement?

A: No. The Social Security Protection Act of 2004 would prevent benefits being paid for work that was performed illegally. There is no need to oppose the President signing this bill. We all know that Social Security is in trouble but the answer is not to scapegoat immigrants. If we had a genuine long-term solution for Social Security nobody would be concerned about a totalization agreement with Mexico. Let's not get distracted from the big goals with side issues. We need genuine immigration reform as well as genuine Social Security reform. We need to solve the root causes of the problems we are facing. We can do that without fighting this totalization agreement and taking away benefits from laborers that everyone agrees they paid into the system. We need better solutions.

Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to the 2008 US Senate Campaigns Oct 10, 2008

Allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship

Q: Do you support the statement, "Allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship"?

A: Support.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Sep 11, 2008

Path to citizenship for hard working, law abiding immigrants

We are a nation of immigrants, yet our immigration policy hurts America by creating a tiered society where our industry exploits illegal immigrant labor while our social programs foot the bill. We need to level the playing field by insisting that a fair minimum wage be enforced by our neighbors and trading partners, secure our borders and create a path to citizenship for the hard working, law abiding immigrants.
Source: Campaign website, nickforsenate.com, "Issues" Aug 21, 2008

Current immigration policies help large corporations

Source: Campaign website, nickforsenate.com, "Issues" Aug 21, 2008

Other candidates on Immigration: Nick Carter on other issues:
WY Gubernatorial:
Dave Freudenthal
WY Senatorial:
Chris Rothfuss
John Barrasso
Michael Enzi


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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