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Issue Position: Immigration

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If I am elected to Congress I will do everything within my power to ensure our government protects our borders and enforce our immigration laws. I absolutely oppose amnesty and will oppose any legislation that would try to subvert our current immigration policies. I am also against using any government subsidies for any purposes related to illegal immigration. Currently I have voted to pass three bills out of the Ohio Senate which address immigration issues: Senate Bills 35, 150, and 238. Senate Bill 35 out of the State Senate which directs the Attorney General to pursue a memorandum of agreement that permits the enforcement of federal immigration laws in this state by law enforcement officers. Senate Bill 150 provides that a board of county commissioners may direct a sheriff to take custody of persons who are being detained for deportation or who are charged with civil violations of immigration law and to expressly authorize state and local employees and county sheriffs to render assistance to federal immigration officials in the investigation and enforcement of federal immigration law. Finally, Senate Bill 238 prohibits illegal and unauthorized aliens from receiving compensation and benefits under Ohio's Workers' Compensation Law.

I have also taken the Americans for Legal Immigration pledge:

If elected or re-elected to the US Congress, I will oppose any form of Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal aliens, including Comprehensive Immigration Reform which would turn millions of illegal immigrants into voters thus destroying future borders of America. I will use the full power of my office, including impeachment if necessary, to insure the Executive Branch secures America's border immediately and begins to adequately enforce the existing immigration and border laws of the United States, which were enacted by Congress at the behest of America's citizenry. I understand that the failure of the Executive Branch to secure our borders and enforce existing immigration laws is depriving all Americans of a Republican form of government and depriving our states of protection from invasion as mandated by the US Constitution. I intend to use the power of Congress to immediately remedy this problem that is costing many Americans their jobs, wages, taxpayer resources, property, security, and sometimes their very lives.


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