Name: Mike Assad
District: House – NJ 02
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 strongly opposed to amnesty for illegal aliens.
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 – Immigration is an important part of America, but we can’t open the flood gates. Doing so would only lessen opportunity for those who enter.
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 the guest worker program is important to help promote a positive image throughout the world, but it should only be for certain career experiences, and it should not be expanded at this time.