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Rick Noriega on Immigration

Democratic Senate Challenger


Immigration system is broken; deport undocumented workers

Noriega and Cornyn sparred over immigration. Both hedged when the debate moderator asked them what they would do if they found out members of a work crew at their homes were in the country illegally. Noriega and Cornyn both said the U.S. immigration system is broken.

Eventually, both said they wouldn't stand for having undocumented workers at their homes.

"I don't work for Immigration," Noriega said, but when pressed said an undocumented worker would need to be deported. After the debate he said, "If it came to my attention that someone was in violation of the law, yes, I would report them."

Cornyn said more secure documents are needed so immigration laws can be enforced. When asked again after the debate about the hypothetical scenario, he said, "I don't think it's appropriate to hire people who are not legally here in the United States and I would look for somebody else to legally do that work."

Source: 2008 Texas Senate Debate reported in Dallas Morning News Oct 17, 2008

Secure our border, with more than just a fence

Noriega will first make sure that those on the frontlines have all the tools they need to secure our border--not a fence, which won't work--but the latest technology to track, monitor, and protect our border.
Source: Campaign website, www.ricknoriega.com, "Issues" Mar 2, 2008

Other candidates on Immigration: Rick Noriega on other issues:
TX Gubernatorial:
Rick Perry
TX Senatorial:
John Cornyn
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Prof. Tom Davis


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