Name: Scott Beason
District: House – AL 06
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 – The United States has to have an immigration policy that is based on the rule of law. We cannot reward those who made the decision to ignore the law of the land, while thousands of people have waited patiently to enter the United States lawfully. The lack of security along the border and the fact that our immigration laws have not been enforced for years simply makes the problem worse every year.
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 have so many financial challenges facing the country ,including the burgeoning federal debt and the ever-increasing growth of our entitlement programs, that we cannot afford to increase the number of people utilizing our already generous legal immigration policy. As elected officials we must put the needs of American citizens before the wishes and desires of the people from other countries. There are such things as priorities, and for me, the future of the children of this nation is the number one priority.
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 – Bringing more workers into the country while we have so many unemployed Americans makes no sense. An infinite stream of workers from other countries blocks Americans from the workforce, especially in entry level positions, and suppresses wages, while at the same time burdening taxpayers with an increased cost in governmental services and infrastructure requirements to service the additional number of people.