State of South Dakota Archives: on Immigration
Welcome Syrian refugees fleeing religious intolerance
Many Americans came to this country fleeing religious persecution and intolerance, and that led to a diversity of ideas and people--one of the United State's greatest strengths.
Today, Syrian refugees are fleeing religious intolerance, and the terrorists driving them out of their home country want us to turn them away.
But in the land of the free and the home of the brave, we must overcome our fears, and welcome our neighbors in need of help. The Republican party of 1956 had a platform that included a plank to provide asylum for refugees.
While the Republican party has changed during that time, the values of the United States have not. Jay agrees with the Republican party of 60 years ago--we must welcome refugees.
Source: 2016 S.D. Senate campaign website on Syrian Refugees
Apr 1, 2016
No pathway to citizenship until border is secure
Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens"?
A: Oppose - Prior to securing the border, pathway to citizenship is irresponsible
Source: E-mail interview: 2014 S.D. Senate race with OnTheIssues.org
Sep 18, 2014