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Gordon Ball on Immigration

 

 


Fair and just path to citizenship

Our country owes its very existence to immigrants. America is unique precisely because we embrace so many differences. That diversity makes us stronger, more innovative, and more creative. It always has. Our descendants were immigrants. Millions of Americans can tell countless stories, all of them uniquely American, and reaching back for generations, about their immigrant-ancestors.
    We need common sense immigration reform that will contain two basic components:
  1. It must uphold existing laws, protecting our borders and enforcing our laws against recruiting, hiring, and exploiting undocumented workers.
  2. It must be fair to all taxpayers and to legal immigrants. We must have a fair and just path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, one that would require them to pay taxes and be registered before their path to citizenship begins.
This type of reform will be true to the rule of law, to America's tradition as a nation of immigrants, and to our need to invest in America's future.
Source: 2014 Tennessee Senate campaign website, GordonBallSenate.com , Aug 7, 2014

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