Dan Forest on Immigration
Require students to pass US citizenship exam
Requiring students to pass the U.S. citizenship exam before graduating. Students should not be able to graduate from our high schools without knowing key information about our nation and its government,
like who serves as Commander in Chief of the armed forces or what branch of government makes the laws.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Governor campaign website DanForest.com
, Dec 3, 2019
Claims thousands of children attacked by foreign criminals
On immigration: "Please, as you're writing your stories think carefully about what words you use," Forest said. "Many of you are going to be struggling, trying to not use words like 'illegal' and 'alien' and words like 'criminal' and 'rapist'
and 'murder' and 'child sex offender.'"
He then offered an unsourced claim that there were "tens of thousands of children in our state that have been victims of these [undocumented] violent criminals already" who will "grow up with that on their mind."
Source: American Independent on 2020 North Carolina governor race
, Dec 3, 2019
Secure our borders against illegal immigration
On his website, Forest outlined his belief statements:
Source: Ballotpedia.org on 2020 North Carolina Governor race
, Sep 9, 2019
- I believe in securing our borders against illegal immigration
I believe in ending corporate welfare and recruitment incentives and replacing it with lower taxes for all North Carolina businesses
No nation has ever survived diversity and multiculturalism
Dan Forest faced pushback on social media after liberal news outlet Think Progress posted a story about him warning Cornerstone Church in Salisbury that "diversity and multiculturalism" could be harmful to America. The church posted a video of the June
23 service on its Facebook page.
"God doesn't want us to divide our state," Forest said. "He doesn't want us to divide our nation. He wants us to bring people together and live in the world like the Acts 2 church did. And yet no other nation, my
friends, has ever survived the diversity and multiculturalism that America faces today, because of a lack of assimilation, because of this division, and because of this identity politics."
"No other nation has ever survived this. But no other nation
has ever been founded on the principles of Jesus Christ, that begin the redemption and reconciliation through the atoning blood of our savior," he continued. Those comments came during a speech that otherwise focused on the need for unity and "healing."
Source: News & Observer on 2020 North Carolina gubernatorial race
, Jul 18, 2019
Forest supports the AFA survey question on border infrastructure
The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States'?
Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)
Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-12A on Sep 11, 2020
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