Name: Matthew M Corey
District: House – CT 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 country of laws, if people are here illegally they are working illegally. Companies should also be held liable for their hiring practices. We need to enforce the laws we currently have. If new legislation is passed, what part of those laws would be enforced?
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 – I would oppose increasing. Agriculture businesses rely on seasonal migrant workers, I believe if these workers contribute to society, obey our laws, return to their countries of origin and reapply year after year, they should be allowed a chance for a legal citizenship.
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 would oppose any increase in guest workers. We need to put American workers first.