Christine O`Donnell on Immigration
COONS: No. I support a pathway to being here legally. My path forward would be: strengthen the borders; hold employers accountable; then allow a path towards legal residence.
O'DONNELL: He's back tracking on things that he had said earlier on the campaign trail. This administration recently stopped the efforts to put a virtual fence on our border. When Barack Obama is standing with you on a campaign trail this Friday, are you going to tell him that you disagree with him on his immigration reform efforts? I believe that securing our borders should be our first priority. America is a magnet for those all over the world, and therefore, I support a legal pathway to those who are coming over here, especially for political asylum, to seek a better life than they do in our country. And to reward those who break our laws is to cheat those who honor them.
O'DONNELL: For legal [immigrants].
Q: But you don't want to provide amnesty.
O'DONNELL: I don't want to provide amnesty.
Q: How can you do one without the other?
O'DONNELL: Because what I'm saying is we have to get rid of all the bureaucratic messes that make the legal pathway difficult. But when someone willingly breaks our laws, that sends a message: "Don't worry about the laws that we've set up; don't worry about those who are on lon waiting lists for political asylum; break our laws and we'll grant you these benefits." It's sending the wrong message. It's economically hurting us. And it's also a national security issue.
COONS: Ms. O'Donnell patently mischaracterizes her own position.
O'DONNELL: I do support responsible guest worker programs. And that's the difference.
COONS: If you can reconcile all those comments, you're an even more talented reporter than I think you are.
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CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Emken(R) vs.Taitz(R)
CT:Bysiewicz(R) vs.Murphy(R) vs.Shays(R)
FL:Nelson(D) vs.LeMieux(R) vs.Connie Mack(R)
IN:Lugar(R) vs.Mourdock(R) vs.Donnelly(D)
MD:Cardin(D) vs.Wargotz(R) vs.Capps(R)
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MO:McCaskill(D) vs.Akin(R) vs.Steelman(R)
NJ:Menendez(D) vs.Diakos(R) vs.
NY:Gillibrand(D) vs.Noren(D) vs.Maragos(R)
OH:Brown(D) vs.Pryce(R) vs.Mandel(R) vs.
TX:Cruz(R) vs.Leppert(R) vs.
UT:Hatch(R) vs.Ashdown(D) vs.
VA:Kaine(D) vs.Allen(R) vs.Radtke(R) vs.
WI:Schiess(R) vs.Neumann(R) vs.Thompson(R) vs.Kagen(D) vs.Baldwin(D) vs.Schiess(R)
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