Joe Walsh on Immigration

Republican presidential primary challenger (former IL Rep.)


End policy of family separation at the southern border

Source: Business Insider background for 2019 GOP presidential debate , Sep 24, 2019

Securing borders isn't just a scare tactic if you live there

Q: How do you plan to talk about immigration?

Gov. Bill Weld: The whole thing is a scare tactic by President Trump, in order to stir up the pot and have people hating.

Walsh: The Governor's right: For Trump it is just a scare tactic. But for the American people it's a real issue. People are in this country illegally, and what do we do about it? Are we a sovereign nation? Are we going to defend our borders? It's a real issue, not a scare tactic to a lot of Americans. When it comes to people coming here legally--the more the merrier. And it doesn't matter what your color is, it doesn't matter what your creed is, it doesn't matter what country you come from. None of that matters. We welcome you, if you want freedom and opportunity. When it comes to people who come here illegally, that's another issue where Republicans and Democrats have to find a solution. Live on the border for a month: it's a real issue that impacts Americans. Neither party is prepared to talk about it.

Source: Business Insider 2019 GOP presidential primary debate , Sep 24, 2019

Secure our borders using the National Guard

First and foremost we must secure our borders so that we may control who has access. I advocate doing this using the latest technology and the use of the National Guard to defend that border. We should also address the open border to our north--it is being challenged with repetition by terrorists. Finally, we should enforce the laws already on the books for dealing with illegal aliens, including immediate deportation for any illegal alien arrested for a crime in this country.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, walshforcongress.com, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

Secure our borders with latest technology and National Guard

Principle 22--A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men.

Principle 28--The United States has a manifest destiny to eventually become a glorious example of God's law under a restored Constitution that will inspire the entire human race.

It is the responsibility of our government to foster, manage and maintain a secure--and fair--immigration process. Since America was built by immigrants, it is both our history and our culture to welcome those from other shores. However, it is incumbent upon our government to also secure our shores--and our borders--from all enemies. I believe these two ideas can be combined effectively.

My plan for immigration is straightforward. First and foremost we must secure our borders so that we may control who has access to the greatest country on earth. I advocate doing this using the latest technology and the use of the National Guard to defend that border. We should also address the open border to our north.

Source: 2010 House campaign website WalshForCongress.com , Nov 1, 2010

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2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (L-NY,R-MA)
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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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