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Ron Johnson on Immigration

 

 


Address comprehensive reform after border is secure

Q: On Immigration: Should America's 11 million undocumented residents have an earned path to citizenship?

Feingold: Yes

Johnson: No. Opposed 2013 bipartisan bill. Said would consider addressing after border is secure. Strong focus on first increasing border security. Then open to considering "step by step" approach to reform legislation, including such steps as E-Verify and a guest worker program. Could then consider path to citizenship.

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 Wisconsin Senate race , Oct 9, 2016

I oppose blanket amnesty for illegal aliens

Q: Should Congress create a path to citizenship for the large number of unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States?

A: I oppose blanket amnesty for illegal aliens. The federal government has failed to secure our borders and that should be our top priority. I support enforcement on businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens and prohibiting taxpayer-funded benefits for illegal aliens.

Source: League of Women Voters 2010 Candidate Questionnaire , Aug 11, 2010

Secure the borders first; no blanket amnesty later

"First and foremost the federal government must act to secure our borders," says Johnson. Ron believes the federal government has failed to enforce current immigration laws and tighten our borders to stop the flow of illegal immigration. Ron opposes blanket amnesty.

Ron also supports REAL ID. Businesses or employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants should be penalized and we should take steps to prevent abuse or exploitation of workers due to their immigration status.

Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, www.ronjohnsonforsenate.com , Jun 10, 2010

Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants.

Johnson opposes the F2A survey question on amnesty

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The Faith2Action survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants '

Source: Faith2Action Survey 10-FF-q12b on Sep 19, 2010

Supports full implementation of current border security laws.

Johnson supports the F2A survey question on borders

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The Faith2Action survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Full implementation of current border security laws'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 10-FF-q12c on Sep 19, 2010

Supports controlling border with necessary infrastructure.

Johnson supports the AFA survey question on the Mexican border

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q12 on Nov 8, 2016

Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees.

Johnson supports the AFA survey question on Syrian refugees

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q14 on Nov 8, 2016

ICE performs vital functions that protect American families.

Johnson signed Press release from 19 Senators on Resolution to Support ICE

Nineteen U.S. Senators introduced a resolution denouncing the radical calls for the dissolution of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

ICE performs vital functions that protect American families. Last year, agents worked tirelessly around the clock to rescue 1,422 victims of human trafficking. More than 900 of those victims were children. ICE agents also removed a million pounds of narcotics and more than 4,800 gang members from the streets of this country. Those numbers are just a small fraction of the nearly 127,000 arrests made by ICE agents last year against people who came here and committed violent crimes against law-abiding Americans. Those criminals were responsible for more than 50,000 assaults, 2,000 kidnappings and 1,800 homicides.

"I am deeply troubled by the Democrats' reckless calls to abolish ICE. Eliminating ICE shows a blatant disregard for the welfare of the American people and our nation's immigration laws," said Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-LA). "With the ever present threat of MS-13 and international terrorism, along with an opioid crisis being fought at our border, abolishing ICE is unthinkable. ICE officers are in the trenches fighting those threats and protecting American families from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that endanger our families. ICE deserves our gratitude and respect, not scorn and ridicule."

"Washington Democrats wanting to abolish ICE, our country's immigration law enforcement agency, are essentially demanding open borders," said Sen. Cassidy (R-LA). "Assaults on ICE officers nearly tripled in 2017, so instead of attacking them, we should support them as they work to secure our borders, stop the flow of deadly drugs, break up violent gangs like MS-13, rescue human trafficking victims, and keep our communities safe."

Source: Press release from 19 Senators on Resolution to Support ICE 18LTR-ICE on Jul 12, 2018

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