Posted on November 28th, 2011 No commentsBy Josh Lederman for The Hill
Intent on drawing a clear contrast between rival Newt Gingrich and herself, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann called for 11 million illegal immigrants to be deported from the United States in steps.
In the week since a GOP debate during which Gingrich supported legalizing some undocumented immigrants, Bachmann has pounded the former House Speaker, likening his position to “amnesty” and circulating a letter he co-authored in 2004 that supported a path for worker legalization.
Asked by radio host Laura Ingraham on Monday about an earlier statement she made differentiating between immigrants who had recently entered the country illegally from those with longstanding ties to the United States, Bachmann said she was never referring to legalization.
“What I’m talking about is the order of deportation, the sequence of deportation,” Bachmann replied. “It is almost impossible to move 11 million illegal immigrants overnight. You do it in steps.”
Bachmann said deporting those convicted of crimes would be the first step.
She also said that while she hadn’t seen any polls detailing her level of support among Hispanic voters, she believes they are seeking the same answers from government as everyone else: a chance to pursue a prosperous life.
That doesn’t include extending government benefits such as in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, Bachmann contended, this time pushing back on another of her competitors, Gov. Rick Perry, who has upheld that policy in Texas.
“When we give the welfare state, then people won’t be able to come out of it. It’s the biggest trap that people can have,” she said.Uncategorized amnesty, crimes, deportation, gop, gop debate, government benefits, hispanic voters, house speaker, illegal immigrants, laura ingraham, lederman, michele bachmann, newt gingrich, presidential candidate, prosperous life, radio host, rick perry, state tuition, undocumented immigrants, welfare state
Posted on October 10th, 2011 No comments
Editor: We have been asked to let our users know about the immigration platform by a presidential candidate, Miller. Am providing a copy of the Immigration information here and you can click the link to the Miller For President web site:We the people will resolve our illegal population crisis in 2 years.
1. I will temporarily expand the USCIS and the State Department to handle the required processing of these individuals. 2. Utilizing the procedures that are used to hire 100,000 temporary U.S. Census workers, we will hire the temporary workers needed for this one time program.
3. Once the program is staffed and ready to function, establish and publish a one year registration period. 4. Increase the processing fee from the current rate of $675 to $2500 for each applicant.
5. Once the person has met all of the application requirements and they are officially accepted into the program, a temporary registration card will be issued to them, certifying their participation.
6. Perform all citizenship procedures within the law, as it is written today, using Homeland Security form N-400, (Exception: This program would suspend for one year only, the current Federal Law that does not allow a person who is physically within the U.S. illegally to apply for residency or citizenship). 7. If the applicant is approved, they will become a U.S. citizen. The individual will be convicted of a felony, time served, for coming in illegally. We will proudly welcome each person into their new home, the United States of America.
8. If applicant is not approved or fails to register within the one year registration window, immediate deportation.
9. Any city Mayors and their respective Governor who provides “sanctuary” for illegal immigrants will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Federal law.
10. Build the border fence that is specified in Public Law 109-295 that became effective 10/4/2006 and secure all of our borders to prevent this threat to our National security from ever happening again.
11. I will order the immediate deployment of armored personnel along our borders sufficient to stop all illegal border activities and to protect the border construction projects.
By utilizing the current regulations and requirements for U.S. citizenship, no person or entity can claim favoritism or discrimination with this solution. The felony conviction will remove the individual’s right to vote or to hold certain public offices. This penalty will also remove the temptation of our political parties and special interest groups from courting and manipulating these individuals as a voting block, rather than respecting them for being the proud new Americans they will become.
Miller for President
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