Name: Daniel J. Hartley
District: House – TN 01
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 – We are a nation of laws and legal processes and these must be followed before any work permits are to be granted.
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 – We need to secure our borders and actually reduce the number of immigrants until such time as we can 100% avert the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
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 we should have a “very” limited guest worker program, including one that disqualifies anyone who commits any criminal act — here or in their own country.