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Doug Truax on Immigration

 


First secure the border, then no comprehensive reform

On immigration, both Truax and Oberweis agree that there should be a path to citizenship for people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But they oppose a Senate-passed bill, which Durbin helped craft, that would provide a path to citizenship for adults and children in the U.S. illegally while increasing the number of agents along the border.

Oberweis said he would propose a different approach: visas for immigrants here illegally, but no special path to citizenship. Those immigrants would pay taxes and have the freedom to cross in and out of the U.S. but would not be allowed to vote or participate in entitlement programs, Oberweis said.

Truax said Congress should focus first on securing the border. He said he would resist a comprehensive reform bill because Obama can't be trusted to implement complex legislation. "We've got to get down to specific pieces, and then if the president sticks to that, then we can move on to the second piece," Truax said

Source: Chicago Tribune on 2014 Illinois GOP Senate primary debate , Feb 11, 2014

Secure the border, but wary of comprehensive solutions

I believe strongly as someone who grew up in a border state that we must solve the immigration problem by first securing the border and then providing a pathway for legal immigration that is business friendly and doesn't disadvantage those already in line for citizenship. I am wary of comprehensive solutions that won't solve the problem methodically in a logical way.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, DougTruax.com, "Issues" , Feb 3, 2014

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