State of South Carolina Archives: on Immigration
Finding bad guys among 11M illegals is needles in a haystack
Another problem with our current policy (or lack thereof) is it makes it harder to find terrorists and other dangerous criminals. When you're looking for the bad guys,
you're looking for needles in a haystack. Having over 11 million undocumented workers creates millions of forged documents, which provide cover for the bad guys.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, RavenelForSenate.com
Sep 1, 2014
Supports comprehensive immigration reform
Joyce will push for comprehensive immigration reform that will not discriminate
against the nation's growing Hispanic and other immigrant populations.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website JoyceDickersonSC.com
May 15, 2014
Charge 1% foreign wire fee;& police check immigration status
Lee Bright Sponsored bill S.20, a bill that requires law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of lawfully-detained individuals. Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Source: VoteSmart summary of 2011-2012 S.C. legislative session
Mar 10, 2011
- Requires that when stopping or detaining a person for a criminal offense,
a law enforcement officer must determine the immigration status of that person if the officer suspects that the person is unlawfully in the US
- The law enforcement officer may not take race, color, or national origin into consideration as a valid
reason to be suspicious that the person detained for a criminal offense might be unlawfully present in the US
- The officer shall cooperate [state and federal agencies including ICE] who is to retain custody of an unlawfully present person
Requires that a fee be implemented on wire transfers or money transmissions from South Carolina to a country outside of the US. For a wire transfer of less than $500, a $5 fee is required and for a transfer over $500 a fee of 1% is required.
Pathway to citizenship, with official English
Q: Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?
Q: Do you support decreasing the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country?
Do you support establishing English as the official national language?
Q: Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test
Oct 1, 2010