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Scott Kleeb on Immigration

Democratic Challenger


Oppose giving benefit to illegal workers

Q: If the President signs the final Executive Totalization Social Security Agreement with Mexico it could lead to Social Security benefits going to individuals who worked in the U.S. while illegal. Do you support the Totalization Agreement?

A: If the U.S.-Mexico Totalization Agreement would permit those who have entered the U.S. illegally to receive Social Security benefits, I would oppose the agreement until this situation was rectified.

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

Build border fence; increase border patrol

Scott Kleeb believes the government's first priority must be national security, and that begins with securing our borders. Scott will work to:
  • Secure funding to build a southwest border fence.
  • Pass the Secure America through Verification and Enforcement (SAVE) Act. This bill would increase the number of border patrol agents, and increase the use of surveillance equipment at the border.
  • Enhance connectivity between various government agencies and law enforcement operations.
    Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraska's Brand of Change, p.28 Aug 19, 2008

    No amnesty for lawbreakers

    Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraska's Brand of Change, p.56 Aug 19, 2008

    Both employers and illegal immigrants should be punished

    Illegal immigration: Kleeb said the U.S. must secure its borders. He said both employers and illegal immigrants should be punished. Illegal immigrants should be fined and they should "go to the back of the line" in obtaining U.S. citizenship, behind all immigrants who are using legal avenues to enter the country and become U.S. citizens.
    Source: By Harold Reutter, in The Grand Island Independent Jul 23, 2008

    Not feasible to deport 12 million illegal immigrants

    Kleeb on illegal immigration: America must secure its borders, but it is not feasible to deport 12 million illegal immigrants. Could support giving illegal immigrants the opportunity to earn citizenship by paying fines, back taxes and other penalties. Federal government needs to be tougher on employers who hire illegal immigrants.
    Source: By Robynn Tysver, Omaha World-Herald May 4, 2008

    Other candidates on Immigration: Scott Kleeb on other issues:
    NE Gubernatorial:
    Dave Heineman
    NE Senatorial:
    Ben Nelson
    Chuck Hagel
    Steven Larrick
    Tony Raimondo


    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)

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