Danny Page, TN

Name: Danny Page
District: Senate – TN
Party: Independent

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 – Those that came here illegally cannot be rewarded with amnesty or a work visa. We are a nation of laws which must be enforced and respected. Granting visas to these lawbreakers is akin to our own government disrespecting our laws.

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 – Under the current situation I have to oppose increasing the number of “legal immigrants” until we can accurately assess the need. We don’t know for sure how many are here, where they are what they are doing, etc. once we get a handle on the matter we can discuss bringing in law abiding immigrants for specific purposes.

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 cannot encourage youth joblessness and unemployment by filling jobs with immigrants. Our youth need to be working these starter jobs which build experience, responsibility, and character. Our welfare rolls are growing exponentially and it is wrecking our economy. Filling a job with an immigrant while paying an American to stay at home is not a positive but a net loss. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars leave our economy every payday as it is wired back to Mexico and Central America. That is money that we will never see again.

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