1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?
A: Oppose -- I oppose all forms amnesty for illegal immigrants. America must protect and secure its borders to ensure the financial and personal safety of all Americans. The failure of the federal government to enforce our immigration laws leaves taxpayers with higher costs in health care, education and public safety.
2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?
A: Oppose -- I am against all forms of amnesty. And, I strongly support a solid employment verification system that encourages companies to hire a legal American labor force, and provides stiff prosecution for those who employ illegal workers.
3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?
A: Oppose -- I am against all forms of amnesty for illegal immigrants, including a guest worker program, and support working to find solutions that empower a strong American workforce.
Our small businesses power our economy and create jobs. Let's find solutions to reduce our national debt, balance the budget and keep America prosperous so small businesses can once again flourish without the threat of job-killing regulations and higher taxes.