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Scott Keller on Immigration


Make immigration more welcoming and helpful

Q: Do you agree with "Changing the Dream Act so everyone wins"?

A: True.

Q: Do you agree with "Building arcologies at the borders that serve as fences"?

A: Close. Added/clarified stances:

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 House race with , Apr 11, 2013

Treat immigrants like people regardless of where born

  1. Treat immigrants like people regardless of where they were born or what country they are trying to immigrate out of, usually for reasons Americans cannot even comprehend--mass murder, war, rape, famine, drought. All human beings regardless of race, creed or color should be given equal opportunity to live a free and peaceful existence in this great country and should not be taken advantage of in negative ways.
  2. Find ways that the people of the US, including the Indian Nations, minorities, and immigrants from all over the world, especially Mexico, can come together and create a better world that provides for everyone easily, rather than fearing an overload of the current system.
  3. Mandate that new immigrants be involved to design and build new futuristic facilities--hospitals, housing facilities, water treatment facilities, replacing our broken utility system. Use these activities as community service credits that will enable immigrants to become American citizens faster.
Source: E-mail interview for 2014 House race with , Apr 11, 2013

Train immigrants coming to America to speak English fluently

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 House race with , Apr 11, 2013

No more lottery; just invite everyone who wants to come

Overhaul the USCIS & INS to make immigration more welcoming and helpful. No more lottery. Just invite everyone who wants to come, has a clean criminal background, and is willing to assimilate. Implement new and beneficial programs to make the process more streamlined and user-friendly for new applicants. This would include changing some of the current criteria for individuals who are already in this country and possibly stopping the deportation of individuals who through no fault of their own were brought into this country when they were children. Specifically, children of immigrants who have been denied going into college or even children who are being deported with their parents after living in the US for years. It is not entirely the fault of USCIS, but these actions have been put in place by persons or groups who have total disregard for breaking families apart, and making it impossible for people who are currently living in this country to have a chance at legalization and a better future.
Source: E-mail interview for 2014 House race with , Apr 11, 2013

Hard stance on companies hiring illegal immigrants

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 House race with , Apr 11, 2013

Strongly supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship

Q: Your opinion on our VoteMatch statement, "Illegal immigrants earn citizenship"?

A: Strongly Support. Change Dream Act so everyone wins. Build arcologies at the borders that serve as INS centers. Doubles as a type of fence. Encourage and Welcome immigrants and they'll cooperate. Put immigration on the border rather than in DC.

Source: VoteMatch interview on 2014 House race with , Apr 10, 2013

Change Dream Act so everyone wins

Q: Should illegal immigrants earn citizenship?

A: Support. I would significantly change the Dream Act such that everyone wins from all sides of the issue and get significant collaboration in the effort. We need to overhaul the INS, streamline it, make it more efficient, and size it such that they can handle the load. I am not in favor of a fence on the border but rather a working relationship with the people on both sides of the border to address the root causes of the problems.

Source: Email interview on presidential race with , Aug 18, 2011

Build arcologies at the borders that serve as fences

We propose building arcologies at the borders to regulate and centralize immigration and language education as well as job training and social services.

This also operates as a fence if you string up a batch of them across the border, but more importantly it gives immigration a home at the border.

It also most importantly allows us to insulate and protect ourselves and regulate flow better by stalling it out if it doesn't pass basic reality tests like speaking English or being employable.

It also allows the USA to meaningfully test and reality test potential applicants and see how they really do objectively to score... and reject those who are lazy or who have serious issues as bad investments.

Source: Email interview on presidential race with , Aug 18, 2011

2012 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Immigration: Scott Keller on other issues:
TX Gubernatorial:
Annise Parker
Julian Castro
Mike Rawlings
Rick Perry
TX Senatorial:
John Cornyn
Jon Roland
Ted Cruz

Lame-duck session 2012:
KY-4: Thomas Massie(R)
MI-11:Dave Curson(D)
NJ-9: Donald Payne Jr.(D)
WA-1: Suzan DelBene(D)

Re-seated Former Reps:
AZ-1: Ann Kirkpatrick(D)
AZ-5: Matt Salmon(R)
FL-8: Alan Grayson(D)
IL-11:Bill Foster(D)
NH-1: Carol Shea-Porter(D)
NV-3: Dina Titus(D)
NY-24:Dan Maffei(D)
TX-36:Steve Stockman(R)

2013 Resignations and Replacements:
AL-1:Jo Bonner(R,resigned)
AL-1:Bradley Byrne(R,Dec.2013)
IL-2:Jesse Louis Jackson(D,resigned)
IL-2:Robin Kelly(D)
MA-5:Ed Markey(D,to Senate)
MA-5:Katherine Clark(D,Dec.2013)
MO-8:Jo Ann Emerson(R,resigned)
MO-8:Jason Smith(R,elected June 2013)
SC-1:Tim Scott(R,resigned)
SC-1:Mark Sanford(R)
SC-1:Elizabeth Colbert-Busch(D)
Newly-elected Democrats:
AZ-9: Kyrsten Sinema
CA-2: Jared Huffman
CA-7: Ami Bera
CA-15:Eric Swalwell
CA-24:Julia Brownley
CA-29:Tony Cardenas
CA-35:Gloria Negrete McLeod
CA-36:Raul Ruiz
CA-41:Mark Takano
CA-47:Alan Lowenthal
CA-51:Juan Vargas
CA-52:Scott Peters
CT-5: Elizabeth Esty
FL-18:Patrick Murphy
FL-22:Lois Frankel
FL-26:Joe Garcia
HI-2: Tulsi Gabbard
IL-8: Tammy Duckworth
IL-10:Brad Schneider
IL-12:Bill Enyart
IL-17:Cheri Bustos
MD-6: John Delaney
MA-4: Joe Kennedy III
MI-5: Dan Kildee
MN-8: Rick Nolan
NV-4: Steven Horsford
NH-2: Annie Kuster
NM-1: Michelle Lujan-Grisham
NY-5: Grace Meng
NY-10:Hakeem Jeffries
NY-18:Sean Maloney
OH-10:Joyce Beatty
PA-17:Matt Cartwright
TX-16:Beto O`Rourke
TX-20:Joaquin Castro
TX-23:Pete Gallego
TX-33:Marc Veasey
TX-34:Filemon Vela
WA-6: Derek Kilmer
WA-10:Denny Heck
WI-2: Mark Pocan
Newly-elected Republicans:
AR-4: Tom Cotton
CA-1: Doug LaMalfa
CA-21:David Valadao
CA-41:Paul Cook
FL-3: Ted Yoho
FL-6: Ron DeSantis
FL-19:Trey Radel
GA-9: Doug Collins
IL-15:Rodney Davis
IN-2: Jackie Walorski
IN-5: Susan Brooks
IN-6: Luke Messer
KY-6: Andy Barr
MI-11:Kerry Bentivolio
MO-2: Ann Wagner
MT-0: Steve Daines
NY-26:Chris Collins
NC-8: Richard Hudson
NC-9: Robert Pittenger
NC-11:Mark Meadows
NC-13:George Holding
ND-0: Kevin Cramer
OH-2: Brad Wenstrup
OH-14:Dave Joyce
OK-1: Jim Bridenstine
OK-2: Markwayne Mullin
PA-4: Scott Perry
PA-12:Keith Rothfus
SC-7: Tom Rice
TX-14:Randy Weber
TX-25:Roger Williams
UT-2: Chris Stewart
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