State of Mississippi Archives: on Immigration

Travis Childers: Signed anti-amnesty pledge: don't reward lawbreakers

Travis Childers, the Democratic Senate nominee, has signed an anti-amnesty pledge, a move that could endear him to disgruntled supporters of former tea party candidate Chris McDaniel.

Childers said he signed the Federation for American Immigration Reform's pledge in part because he worries about Mississippi's high unemployment rate, which he thinks would be exacerbated by allowing undocumented immigrants to work in the US: "I don't think you need to be rewarding people who break the law," said Childers. Mississippi's unemployment rate is 7.9%; only Georgia's was higher.

FAIR says 29 Senate candidates and 82 House candidates have signed the pledge, including Childers and McDaniel but not Cochran. Childers is the only Democrat to sign it.

The pledge [opposes] legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to work legally in the US, increase the number of legal immigrants, and increase the number of guest workers admitted to the US annually. Childers said he opposes all three.

Source: Washington Post on 2014 Mississippi Senate debate Oct 2, 2014

Chris McDaniel: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry

Question topic: Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

McDaniel: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Mississippi Senate race Jul 2, 2014

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