State of Arizona secondary Archives: on Immigration
No "parole in place" amnesty
I will assert Arizona's constitutional prerogatives and primary responsibilities for K-12 public education and healthcare for the poor. I'm strongly opposed to the "Obamanization" of Arizona and initiatives like ObamaCare,
Common Core, "parole in place" amnesty, and job-killing EPA regulatory mandates on our resource-based industries.
Source: 2014 AZ Gubernatorial campaign website RiggsForAZGov.com
Jul 2, 2014
Reform needed, but based on looks is unconstitutional
The opponents of S.B. 1070 will continue to work with Washington to permanently secure the Arizona border, where last year 500,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended. Our aim is nothing short of comprehensive immigration reform, a new policy that
cracks down on predators and criminals who have entered the United States illegally even as it establishes a path to legal residency for law-abiding immigrant neighbors who want nothing more than the chance to earn a paycheck and live a productive life.
Source: Washington Post article on AZ Law SB 1070
Oct 24, 2010
Give illegals incentive to come out of the shadows
The first step toward getting comprehensive immigration reform is to take out the gimmicks and stop the political games. Everyone ought to be able to agree that we need to do a better job securing our border. Next, we have to get real about the millions
of undocumented workers residing in the US. Any border security plan must include the relief valve of an effective guest-worker plan. Finally, let’s give the millions of undocumented people already here an incentive to come out of the shadows. By doing
this, law enforcement would know exactly who is in our country. At the same time, blanket amnesty would be wrong. Along with the opportunity to gain legal status comes the responsibility to pay penalties for coming here illegally.
Some in Washington
are more concerned about playing election-year politics than actually getting things done. That is the motivation behind an unrealistic plan circulating in Congress that would require illegal immigrants to voluntarily turn themselves to be deported.
Source: Article in AZ Republic, “Getting real”
Apr 3, 2006
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