We all know that one of the main functions of the Federal government is to insure our security and aid in the naturalization of new immigrants. Neither of these items are being upheld by our current government. The reforms passed by President Ronald Reagan back in 1986 are not being enforced. Why should we pass new laws when the old ones are not being upheld?
We must secure our borders. That must be the first order of business. Instead, Speaker John Boehner (a close political ally of my opponent) told supporters that he is "hell-bent" on getting comprehensive immigration reform (i.e. amnesty) passed this year. My opponent, Congressman Walden, told fellow Republicans that they should concentrate on immigration (amnesty) "after the primaries are over".
Rep. Walden has been endorsed by the Oregon Farm Bureau and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, both of which are very vocally pro-amnesty. Republicans in the House have lost their way on this issue. Most Americans want steady jobs for Americans before worrying about illegal aliens. We understand the need for border security and enforced immigration laws.
Republicans in the House are more concerned with looking good on NBC than they are with the wishes of hard-working Americans, and this has got to stop. Amnesty is bad policy for America and I am dedicated to securing our border, enforcing current law and opening up opportunity for legal immigrants.
Oregonians for Immigration Reform, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), NumbersUSA and others have all noted my strong stance on immigration issues and my opponent's weakness. The time is now and the choice is ours - vote for legal immigration and an end to political gamesmanship.