May 06, 2010

Debate Fact Check #3: Immigration

THE TRUTH ABOUT…Carly’s views on the federal government’s responsibility to secure our border.

CLAIM:
Carly supports comprehensive immigration reform and has called Republicans who do not support it “racists.”

FACT:
Carly believes our nation has an illegal immigration problem that must be solved by first securing the border. The federal government’s failure to fulfill its most basic duty – securing the safety of its citizens – has led to an illegal immigration problem that costs our nation billions of dollars and erodes our trust in government. But debating comprehensive immigration reform is unproductive without first securing our borders – something President Obama, Barbara Boxer and their Democratic allies in Washington have thus far failed to do. As a result, we see states like Arizona take matters into their own hands because the federal government isn’t doing its job.

Fiorina Has An Enforcement-First Approach To Immigration. “Our borders aren’t secure, and we don’t have a temporary worker program that works. What I will argue for in the U.S. Senate is, let’s solve real problems by doing things we know how to get done and that we can get done. Let’s not boil the ocean on every issue.” (The Hill, 11/18/09)

Fiorina’s First Step On Immigration Reform Is To First Secure The Borders And Then Pursue A Sensible Temporary Worker Program. “On immigration, Fiorina wouldn’t say whether she would ever vote to give illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. Instead she would want legislation that would first secure the borders and then create a new temporary worker program.” (OC Register, 11/18/09)

Fiorina Says Weak Border Security And Lack Of A Temporary Worker Program Are Among The Biggest Immigration Problems Facing California. “The two ‘biggest problems that Californians see’ on immigration, she said, are ‘that our borders aren’t secure and we don’t have a temporary worker program that works.’ Fiorina called it unproductiveve” to answer hypothetical questions when pushed on what she believes should happen to the illegal immigrants here now.” (OC Register, 11/18/09)

Fiorina: Arizona Law “Underscores The Need For The Federal Government To Make Border Security A Top Priority.” “The federal government has failed to uphold its most basic function – ensuring the safety and security of its citizens. The Arizona law is a reflection of the outrage felt by the state’s residents, and it underscores the need for the federal government to make border security a top priority…the people of Arizona are justified in their frustration, and I support their efforts to protect their citizens.” (Press release, 4/29/10)

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Carly Fiorina is running for the U. S. Senate because she knows fiscal conservatism and a focus on jobs is the way to return America to greatness. More

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