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Jason Lewis on Immigration

 

 


Opposes open borders, abolishing ICE, sanctuary cities

I voted for two immigration reform bills in the House that would have fixed the Dreamer problem, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Tina Smith wanted nothing to do with it because it funded border security, including a wall. Instead they have continued with their radical plans for open borders by abolishing ICE and sanctuary cities. Democrats refused to back a simple resolution honoring the brave men and women at ICE.
Source: 2020 Minnesota Senate campaign website LewisForMN.com , Jul 8, 2020

Fiscal cost of unlawful immigration is simply unsustainable

Ronald Reagan once said, 'A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation at all.' The best way to keep our homeland safe--along with slowing the influx of criminals and drugs--is to enforce the laws on the books, secure the border and control who gets in this country and who does not. German officials now admit that ISIS terrorists have infiltrated the Syrian refugee community and that's why I believe we should not be putting more of them in America's neighborhoods.

Furthermore, the fiscal cost of unlawful immigration is simply unsustainable. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that when you include public education, health care, corrections, and government benefits, the total comes to $113 billion per year--most of it borne by the states. We may be able to find common ground to the nonimmigrant work visa issue, skilled & otherwise, but not until we secure the border.

Source: 2016 Minnesota House campaign website JasonLewis2016.com , Nov 8, 2016

Supports illegals returning to country of origin.

Lewis supports the PVS survey question on immigration reform

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q12 on Nov 8, 2016

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