Greg Orman on Immigration
Former Democratic Senate Challenger
Roberts repeated over and over again the importance of border security. He also said, "you're not going to get any immigration policy as long as Harry Reid is the majority leader of the Senate. He uses immigration as a political tool." Mr. Obama, he warned, planned to "declare amnesty for illegal aliens" by executive order and said the president would be backed by Orman.
"I do not support amnesty," Orman responded.
Unlike Roberts, though, Orman supports a path to citizenship for some of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants now in the U.S. "It's just not practical to say that we're going to find and send back, to other countries, 11 million undocumented people," he says on his website. "If you are here undocumented, you should register, pay a fine, obey our laws, hold down a job and pay taxes, and then I think you should be able to stay here," he said at a Kansas State Fair debate earlier this month.
Roberts opposes any path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally--he calls it amnesty.
Because Congress has failed to act over the last 30 years, the US now has more than 11 million undocumented workers. Simply deporting all of those individuals is not practical, would be incredibly expensive and difficult to accomplish.
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