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Oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees

Kentucky's incoming Republican governor has joined governors of several states in opposing the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin's stance is at odds with Kentucky's current governor. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky should do "the Christian thing" and welcome all refugees who have passed extensive background checks.
Source: ABC News on Syrian Refugee Crisis , Nov 16, 2015

Eliminate the magnets that attract illegal immigrants

In 1986, Congress granted amnesty to 3 million illegal immigrants and promising to secure our borders. Instead, the legislation opened the floodgates to massive illegal immigration in this country. Clearly, amnesty is not the answer.

Matt knows that we are a nation of immigrants and we should welcome those who want to live the American Dream, but we must do so in a manner consistent with respect for the rule of law.

Matt is committed to prioritizing the interests of law-abiding Americans & taxpayers. He will work beyond the platitudes and demand that effective enforcement measures are implemented and the magnets that attract illegal immigrants are eliminated. An effective plan that stops the failed cycle of amnesty would include immediate enforcement of all the laws on the books, allowing states like Kentucky to enforce federal immigration laws without fear of reprisal from a rogue administration, and cutting off welfare benefits to those who come here illegally.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, MattBevin.com, "Issues" , Oct 25, 2013

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