Sam Clovis, IA

Name: Sam Clovis
District: Iowa – Senate
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 – Close the borders and ports, find all visa overstays, deport habitual criminals and those who have been deported before immediately, obtain 100% check from all employers on I-9 hires, deport those who have engaged in any form of identity fraud to obtain benefits or employment, follow and enforce EXISTING immigration laws. The current bill developed by the “gang of eight” that is languishing in the House must be defeated. It is horribly flawed and worse–it asks the American people to turn a blind eye to the rule of 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: Oppose – Immigration to the United States should be based upon economic and humanitarian requirements rather than social chain migration rules that changed in the 60′s.

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 – Given today’s economic circumstances in America, the central government has a responsibility to reduce, not increase, the uncertainty in citizens’ lives. With irresponsible immigration policies being developed ad hoc and existing immigration laws ignored, the greatest workforce in the world is being purposely held on the sidelines because of government action. Reform the tax code, bring back to America trillions of dollars in capital, encourage foreign investment and then get out of the way as the economy will surely explode. Americans want to work and companies want to hire, but the federal government is standing in the way.

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