Childers said he signed the Federation for American Immigration Reform's pledge in part because he worries about Mississippi's high unemployment rate, which he thinks would be exacerbated by allowing undocumented immigrants to work in the US: "I don't think you need to be rewarding people who break the law," said Childers. Mississippi's unemployment rate is 7.9%; only Georgia's was higher.
FAIR says 29 Senate candidates and 82 House candidates have signed the pledge, including Childers and McDaniel but not Cochran. Childers is the only Democrat to sign it.
The pledge [opposes] legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to work legally in the US, increase the number of legal immigrants, and increase the number of guest workers admitted to the US annually. Childers said he opposes all three.
McDaniel: Strongly Agree
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