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Pence: Illegal Immigrants Must Leave the Country and Apply Outside the United States for the Legal Right to be Here

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PENCE: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS MUST LEAVE THE COUNTRY AND APPLY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES FOR THE LEGAL RIGHT TO BE HERE

U.S. Congressman Mike Pence gave the following speech on the floor of the U.S. House this morning calling for Congress to pass a no amnesty solution to the nation's immigration crisis.

"Last year the President of the United States called on Congress to find a rational middle ground between amnesty and mass deportation in the debate over immigration reform. Then as now, the Senate is moving legislation that would respond to the President's call by simply granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

"But amnesty is not the middle ground.

"The true middle ground of this national debate would put border security first, reject amnesty, require that all illegal immigrants leave the country and apply outside the United States for the legal right to live and work here and create new centers built on the private sector that could make that an orderly process.

"Temporary workers returning to America would learn English, and employers hiring illegal's would face serious penalties. That is the true rational middle ground.

"And after the Senate is done with its work, I hope this chamber will find the middle ground on behalf of the American people."


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