Alan Schlesinger on Immigration


Won't cave in to the 'Amnesty Now' crowd

Ad announcer: "Are you tired of listening to Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont arguing over who is the best Democrat or the most liberal? ... Meet Alan Schlesinger, a proven Republican leader who opposes higher taxes and more wasteful spending. Unlike Joe Lieberman, Alan Schlesinger won't cave in to the 'Amnesty Now' crowd for illegal immigrants who violate our borders. Alan Schlesinger will oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants and fight to keep our national borders secure."
Source: Schlesinger's 60-second radio advertisement Jul 7, 2006

Use National Guard & military satellites to protect borders

Schlesinger said he would prevent illegal border crossings using existing military satellite technology to pinpoint gaps or "hot spots" and dispatch border patrol officers to secure those areas. He envisions a limited role for the National Guard. "They're spread thin as it is," Schlesinger said.
Source: Brian Lockhart in Stamford Advocate Jul 5, 2006

No road to citizenship for seasonal workers

For illegal immigrants already in the United States, Schlesinger supports a "seasonal worker visa" allowing them to stay eight months per year as long as they are documented, pay taxes, do not pay in or receive Social Security and speak proficient English within five years. "There's no road to citizenship," Schlesinger said. "They help us; we help them." He also thinks the visas will "having a chilling effect" on efforts to bring entire families over the border
Source: Brian Lockhart in Stamford Advocate Jul 5, 2006

Seasonal Employee Visa without road to citizenship

Alan advocates a Seasonal Employee Visa as a way of stemming the tide of Illegal Immigration into our country. By mandating that these workers return to their native country for several months each year and crosschecking W-2 Tax forms for tax compliance, the pressure for illegal entry to the U. S. would be relieved since most of these workers currently stay all year long and bring family members through the border illegally due to their fear that re-entry into the US is risky. In addition, Alan's proposal would mandate English proficiency within 5 years. Any violation would lead to denied re-entry and the illegal immigrant would be subjected to felony criminal charges. The road to citizenship would not be liberalized for any of these seasonal workers, they would have to get in line with all other foreign nationals.
Source: Campaign website, www.schlesinger2006.com, "Program" Jun 25, 2006

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