Name: Andy Craig
District: Senate – Oklahoma
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 – An illegal alien is someone that does not have legal documentation to stay here in the U.S. I do oppose any form of work authorization for illegal aliens since they need to get the proper documentation to live and work here.
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 – Many of the jobs that green card holders take are those that “regular” American citizens will not work for one reason or another. Many of the jobs are agricultural that American’s simply will not do. Many of the employers would prefer to hire American’s but are unable to do so because they will not work. Therefore, the only choice is to hire green card holders. Opposing legislation to increase green card recipients would not provide more jobs to Americans.
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: Support – The guest worker program is specifically for workers in the agricultural industry. As mentioned in the previous question, these are jobs that American citizens will not normal do. Guest works are here legally and there is no reason to restrict their numbers here.