At our house, immigration is a very important issue. We are not at all happy with the choices so far on a replacement for conservative Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta).
I have heard Bob Barr, the former Libertarian, support open borders. This was after he was a Republican who voted for immigration enforcement when he was in Congress in the 1990s. Who knows where he stands now? He is unsupportable.
According to the MDJ, candidate Ed Lindsey seems to have a two-way position on illegal aliens as well. He says they won’t go home. We know that they will if we cut off their jobs and benefits. We prove it every time the latest state illegal immigration law is passed.
But then Lindsey says that we should let the illegals stay here on a “temporary basis” provided they keep the jobs they stole from legal workers.
What?! So, if they quit work, then we find the will to send them home? How long is “temporary?” We get the feeling it is forever temporary because no one seems to have the courage to take a firm pro-enforcement stand.
That is a poorly thought out position. But it just might fool enough low-information GOP voters with enough money behind it.
My (legal) immigrant wife and I are still looking for a viable, conservative congressional candidate who understands immigration and will match our position of “enforcement now, legalization, never.”