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Roxanne Conlin on Immigration

 


No amnesty; secure the southern border

A government's first duty is to protect its people. However, you cannot protect the people if you cannot protect the borders.

In order to secure the southern border, we must increase the number of security personnel and give them the tools that they need to be more effective.

We also need to stop the massive brain drain created when we educate foreign born scientists, mathematicians, and engineers in our greatest institutions and then make them take those excellent and needed skills to their home countries, even if they want to stay here and fill our serious needs for their expertise.

I do not support amnesty, which means an official pardon. Because those here illegally have in fact broken the law, there must be a penalty. However, we must recognize that we simply cannot corral the millions of undocumented persons and deport them. Even to try such a strategy would cost hundreds of billions of dollars and cause portions of our economy to collapse.

Source: Campaign website, roxanneforiowa.com, "Issues" Aug 12, 2010

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