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Issue Position: Immigration Reform

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Representative Rohrabacher has long played a leading role in the fight against Illegal Immigration.

He is a big supporter of E-Verify: A system that will permit employers to determine the immigration status of potential employees. Representative Rohrabacher advocates cutting off all government benefits to those who are in our country illegally. He also supports strengthening the border and holding employers accountable for hiring illegals. He believes that such a policy would result in a large number of illegals going home voluntarily. He also believes it is immoral to use our limited education and health resources to help those who are here illegally at the expense of U.S. citizens and legal residents.

During his tenure in office, Rep. Rohrabacher has voted for or supported legislation that:

- Supports English as America's official language.

- Supports changing the Constitution so that children born to illegals do not automatically become U.S. citizens.

- Requires employers to check the legal status of those they hire - Provides funds for the building of a viable fence along our southern border

- Mandates reform of a visa system to prevent visa overstays

- Reaffirms that illegal aliens are not eligible for Social Security Representative Rohrabacher has opposed any form of amnesty. Dana's strong and active opposition to President Bush's plan to "normalize" the status of illegals was instrumental in mobilizing public opinion and defeating the bill in the Senate.

Dana led the effort to free Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean, who were unjustly imprisoned. Thanks to his efforts and of other like-minded patriots, the sentences of Agents Ramos and Compean were commuted and they now have been reunited with their families.

Dana applauds the many contributions of America's legal immigrants and believes our nation's diversity is a great asset. However, Dana remains one of the most outspoken advocates of tougher policies to stem the massive flow of illegal aliens into our country, including deportation of those who have broken our immigration laws. He condemned President Bush for his attempt to grant amnesty to illegal aliens and for his unconscionable prosecution of and refusal to pardon Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean.

CONGRESSMAN DANA ROHRABACHER'S PLAN
TO COMBAT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Support E-Verify: A system that will permit employers to determine the immigration status of potential employees.

Cut off all government benefits to those who are in our country illegally. Strengthen the border and hold employers accountable for hiring illegals. Such a policy would result in a large number of illegals going home voluntarily. It is immoral to use our limited education and health resources to help those who are here illegally at the expense of U.S. citizens and legal residents.

Support English as America's official language.

Support changing the Constitution so that children born to illegals do not automatically become U.S. citizens.

Require employers to check the legal status of those they hire

Provide funds for the building of a viable fence along our southern border

Mandate reform of a visa system to prevent visa overstays

Reaffirm that illegal aliens are not eligible for Social Security

Oppose any form of amnesty.


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