Greg Orman on Immigration
Former Democratic Senate Challenger
Tough, practical, fair policy: no amnesty but no deportation
Orman said, "I believe our policy on immigration needs to be tough, practical and fair," describing the outlines of a plan passed with bipartisan support in the Senate last summer. To deport 11.5 million people would not be economically advisable, he
said, citing industries in Kansas that would be "decimated" by such a policy. Instead, Orman said he would have immigrants in the U.S. illegally register with the government, pay a fine or perform community service, hold down a job, pay taxes and obey
laws in order to stay.
Roberts repeated over and over again the importance of border security. He also said, "you're not going to get any immigration policy as long as Harry Reid is the majority leader of the Senate.
He uses immigration as a political tool." Mr. Obama, he warned, planned to "declare amnesty for illegal aliens" by executive order and said the president would be backed by Orman.
"I do not support amnesty," Orman responded.
Source: CBS News on 2014 Georgia Senate debate
, Oct 15, 2014
Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow
Orman has criticized Roberts for the growth of the undocumented immigrant population during Roberts' time in Washington. Orman says he wants to maintain or increase border patrols to reduce the flow of undocumented immigrants into the U.S.,
a position similar to that of Roberts.
Unlike Roberts, though, Orman supports a path to citizenship for some of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants now in the U.S. "It's just not practical to say that we're going
to find and send back, to other countries, 11 million undocumented people," he says on his website. "If you are here undocumented, you should register, pay a fine, obey our laws, hold down a job and pay taxes, and then I think you should be able
to stay here," he said at a Kansas State Fair debate earlier this month.
Roberts opposes any path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally--he calls it amnesty.
Source: The Kansas City Star on 2014 Kansas Senate race
, Sep 19, 2014
Illegals already here should register and pay taxes
Our immigration policy needs to be tough, fair and practical. After we actually secure the border, Washington needs to make sure that those workers who are already here can continue working if they register with the INS, hold down a job, pay taxes and
obey our laws.
Because Congress has failed to act over the last 30 years, the US now has more than 11 million undocumented workers. Simply deporting all of those individuals is not practical, would be incredibly expensive and difficult to accomplish.
Source: KSN.com Q&A on 2014 Kansas Senate race
, Jun 25, 2014
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