State of South Carolina Archives: on Immigration


Thomas Ravenel: 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

Joyce Dickerson: 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

Lee Bright: 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

Alvin Greene: Pathway to citizenship, with official English

Q: Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support decreasing the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country?

A: No.

Q: Do you support establishing English as the official national language?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?

A: Yes.

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Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 1, 2010

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