Brenda Lenard, TN

Name: Brenda Lenard
District: Senate – TN
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 – Our nation stands strong on the foundation of its Constitution and it is fully functional by what is simply known as “the rule of law.” When our federal government does not live up to its Constitutional duty in securing our borders and when politicians play games with the cornerstone of our society, the rule of law for which our forebears worked, fought and died hangs in a most perilous balance.

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 – Immigrants, throughout the course of our history, have always come to America to seek a better life that speaks to their hearts, as we are all created. To live with liberty and pursue personal ambitions and to be governed in a land where all men are created equal in the sight of God and will be treated as such under the laws of that land is the reason for immigrants to come to America.

This is why we the people must demand the federal government enforce our law , secure our borders, and allow the American dream for those who wish to pursue same, through legal immigration, be made available and preserved for all time.

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 – Let us stand one, and stand all, as those who seek a better future for our citizens, present and future. Let us work in the shadow of our common heritage, joined in our love of liberty and the rule of law, so that we may be a light to the world. Let us beckon still to those whose hearts of huddle masses, to a teeming shore come, yearning to breathe free.

For those who seek to weaken our nation by not abiding her laws and coming here illegally or by overstaying their VISAS, there can be no compromise on the matter of legal immigration.

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