Name: Gerard McManus
District: House – NJ 01
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 – I am the son of a legal immigrant and have worked with many legal immigrants. These legal immigrants look at giving amnesty to illegals as a slap in the face to themselves and others who have obeyed the law.
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 – My support would be targeted to those who bring in a high level of skills that are difficult to replace in the work force or those who are looking to enter the United States to start businesses.
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 live near the Jersey shore, I am amazed to see so many workers from other countries working on the boardwalk (Ocean City, NJ). Doing these jobs give young folks the opportunity to develop skills, such as working on a team, listening to instructions and interacting with the general public