State of Georgia Archives: on Immigration


Karen Handel: Immigration bill is 1,000 pages of industry rewards

Handel criticized the Senate bill for rewarding some seemingly random industries in the bill: "The Senate immigration bill is over 1,000 pages long; filled with things like: rewards for au pair agencies, Alaskan seafood processors and Vegas casinos; and does not even secure the border."

Those provisions were part of deals fought for by industry lobbyists and included to garner support for the bill. Whether that classifies them as "rewards" is a matter of opinion, but we rated her statement True.

Source: PolitiFact.com on 2014 Georgia Senate race Jan 2, 2014

Rand Knight: Pathway to citizenship but with official English language

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Vernon Jones: Supports comprehensive immigration reform & work visas

We are a country of immigrants. But, we are also a country with laws and a belief in fairness. Therefore, I support legal immigration and immigration reform. The 1st step to comprehensive immigration reform is to secure the borders and enforce the law. The 2nd step should be to modernize & streamline the legal citizenship process. Today, it is plagued by bureaucracy, long lines, & apathy. The 3rd step will be to address temporary and long-term work visas. We must insist on an equitable and fair process
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, vernonjonesforgeorgia.com May 2, 2008

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