Nate Walker, MO

Name: Nate Walker
District: Missouri House 03
Party: Republican

1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

A: Oppose

2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose

3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose

Steve Lane, TN

Name: Steve Lane
District: House – TN 04
Party: Republican

1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

A: Oppose – By definition, if you are in the country illegally, then you cannot have a legal work status.

2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – I would like to see legislation that would allow that number to be decreased if necessary.

3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – As above, I’d like to see legislation that would allow that number to be decreased if necessary.

Matthew M Corey, CT

Name: Matthew M Corey
District: House – CT 01
Party: Republican

1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

A: Oppose – We are a country of laws, if people are here illegally they are working illegally. Companies should also be held liable for their hiring practices. We need to enforce the laws we currently have. If new legislation is passed, what part of those laws would be enforced?

2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – I would oppose increasing. Agriculture businesses rely on seasonal migrant workers, I believe if these workers contribute to society, obey our laws, return to their countries of origin and reapply year after year, they should be allowed a chance for a legal citizenship.

3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – I would oppose any increase in guest workers. We need to put American workers first.

Daniel J. Hartley, TN

Name: Daniel J. Hartley
District: House – TN 01
Party: Republican

1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

A: Oppose – We are a nation of laws and legal processes and these must be followed before any work permits are to be granted.

2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – We need to secure our borders and actually reduce the number of immigrants until such time as we can 100% avert the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – I believe we should have a “very” limited guest worker program, including one that disqualifies anyone who commits any criminal act — here or in their own country.

J Mark Inman, MA

Name: J Mark Inman
District: State Senate – MA
Party: Republican

1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

A: Oppose – Work authorization should be for those in the country legally.

2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Support – There is obviously something wrong with our current system. Having access to the relevant reports which provide information on the impact immigration has on our economy would help me decide on proper legislation. Who comes in, why, and what impact each person has should be evaluated carefully, being mindful of the overall impact such legislation will have both culturally and economically.

3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – I believe that a more thorough answer to this question is profession dependent and based on the needs of American labor market. We should not increase the number of guest worker permits for low skill jobs. We need to prevent a long term social problem and not support legislation that would encourage a new caste system. We should encourage American students to study for high skill, high demand jobs, but be open to filling skilled jobs which are not being replaced with foreign guest workers. Also, I’m against lotteries that determine who gets to immigrate and who doesn’t. There should be some fair lottery for those who might be anomalous or entrepreneurial, but more than half of immigrants should be screened and chosen on a case by case basis.

Clint Didier, WA

Name: Clint Didier
District: House – WA 04
Party: Republican

1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

A: Oppose – We are a nation of immigrants. The debate and problems we have today are not about legal immigration, but illegal immigration! This debate is also a matter of national security. We must secure our borders first and foremost – before any other discussions.

2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – Washington State farmers have a need for seasonal agriculture workers. However, any guest worker program should never provide amnesty of illegal aliens or a fraudulent cover for those seeking to flout our immigration laws.

3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – We are a nation of laws; therefore, we first need to enforce our existing immigration laws.

Jim Bussler, MI

Name: Jim Bussler
District: House – MI 06
Party: Republican

1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

A: Oppose – People who have followed the law and are waiting for citizenship should be first to receive it. It is only fair. Our southern border security must be improved in its ability to ascertain if the immigrants coming here are criminals in the country from which they are fleeing.

2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – If we had a free market, the number of legal immigrants admitted each year to the U.S. should not be limited. As it is, the market has been distorted. At this point, we cannot sustain excessive influxes of low wage workers while entry level prospective employees here in the U.S. remain unemployed.

3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – If we had a free market, the number of legal immigrants admitted each year to the U.S. should not be limited. As it is, the market has been distorted. At this point, we cannot sustain excessive influxes of low wage workers while entry level prospective employees here in the U.S. remain unemployed.

Dana Matheny, TN

Name: Dana Matheny
District: House – TN 08
Party: Republican

1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

A: Oppose – 1) The principle of the “”rule of law”" helps to secure our liberties. It creates the predictable framework by which we live. Allowing those that have broken the law to “”go to the front of the line”" is a direct assault on the liberties of others.
2) It also erodes the stability of our society by sending the message that the rules don’t matter.

2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – The current immigrant tracking system has failed to keep track of immigrants and adding more immigrants to a flawed system poses further risk to national safety.

3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – The immigration and guest worker policies have to be tied to the US unemployment rates to prevent US citizens from competing with foreign workers.

Douglas Radcliffe North, MI

Name: Douglas Radcliffe North
District: House – MI 07
Party: Republican

1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

A: Oppose – Read at my site www.NORTHFORCONGRESS.com

2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – Read at my site www.NORTHFORCONGRESS.com

3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – Read at my site www.NORTHFORCONGRESS.com

Brenda Lenard, TN

Name: Brenda Lenard
District: Senate – TN
Party: Republican

1. There are approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States, many taking jobs from unemployed Americans. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens?

A: Oppose – Our nation stands strong on the foundation of its Constitution and it is fully functional by what is simply known as “the rule of law.” When our federal government does not live up to its Constitutional duty in securing our borders and when politicians play games with the cornerstone of our society, the rule of law for which our forebears worked, fought and died hangs in a most perilous balance.

2. Each year the United States gives legal permanent residency (green cards) to another 1 million immigrants who often fill jobs at lower wages. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of immigrants (legal permanent residents/green card holders) admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – Immigrants, throughout the course of our history, have always come to America to seek a better life that speaks to their hearts, as we are all created. To live with liberty and pursue personal ambitions and to be governed in a land where all men are created equal in the sight of God and will be treated as such under the laws of that land is the reason for immigrants to come to America.

This is why we the people must demand the federal government enforce our law , secure our borders, and allow the American dream for those who wish to pursue same, through legal immigration, be made available and preserved for all time.

3. Despite growing welfare rolls and chronic youth joblessness, the United States admits over 700,000 guest workers annually to work in numerous professions. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of guest workers admitted each year to the U.S.?

A: Oppose – Let us stand one, and stand all, as those who seek a better future for our citizens, present and future. Let us work in the shadow of our common heritage, joined in our love of liberty and the rule of law, so that we may be a light to the world. Let us beckon still to those whose hearts of huddle masses, to a teeming shore come, yearning to breathe free.

For those who seek to weaken our nation by not abiding her laws and coming here illegally or by overstaying their VISAS, there can be no compromise on the matter of legal immigration.