Name: Jim Lawrence
District: House – NH 02
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 need to send a strong message to the world that if you come here illegally you will never get to stay in America. This is the policy that they have adopted in Australia and they have already seen a decrease in illegal immigration attempts. It is time for us to do the same here in America.
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 still have an unemployment problem in America. We need to put Americans back to work first before we allow more immigrants to work here.
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 - It’s time we put American citizens first. I will not support any legislation to increase guest workers while legal American citizens struggle to find work.