Sam Granato on Immigration
"If we enforce laws more faithfully," Lee said, "jobs will dry up and they will go home."
Granato called for compassion and development of comprehensive immigration reform. "I do not believe in ripping families apart," he said. "We need to have compassion as we fix this."
Lee and Bradley also opposed the DREAM Act, which would allow children brought to America by undocumented immigrant parents to qualify for legal residency if they attend and complete college. "I don't believe we should be offering any benefit to people who come here in violation of our laws," Lee said.
Granato countered that the legislation would help children who have known no country except the United States. "I am fully in favor of the DREAM Act," he said.
Granato's statement comes on the heels of numerous comments by his opponent, Mike Lee, over the past several months indicating his support for repealing the 14th Amendment to prevent the citizenship of what he calls "anchor babies."
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