State of West Virginia Archives: on Immigration

Alex Mooney: Secure the borders first; then reform without amnesty

Our immigration process is broken, and instead of fixing it, Washington is trying to push through amnesty legislation that will only exacerbate our current problems. I oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants.

As the son of Cuban and Irish immigrants, I want America to be a country that welcomes hard-working legal immigrants who want to live the American Dream. But we must make sure that we do it in a manner consistent with our fundamental belief in the rule of law and fairness.

I will support legislation that focuses first on securing our borders and fixing the problems in our immigration system.

Source: 2014 W.V. House campaign website, Nov 4, 2014

John Buckley: Pathway to residency but only after welfare is reformed

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens"?

A: Oppose at present, until we reform the welfare system. In the meantime, I support a pathway to residency, but not citizenship.

Source: Email interview on 2014 W.V. Senate race with OnTheIssues Sep 5, 2014

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