As Republicans, we can agree that America is a place of promise, individual liberty and unmatched opportunity. Throughout our history, legal immigration has resulted in a win-win relationship as individuals prosper and contribute to the well-being of our nation.
Like most Americans, CD2 Congressional Candidate Dennis Linthicum is a descendent of immigrants, and he welcomes hard-working folks who also want to pursue a new life as Americans. However, he also believes that it’s long-past time that we protect the farmers, ranchers and other citizens on our borders, prosecute those who break the law and honor those who've made the financial and time-consuming commitment to entering this country legally. This is not a debate about race or people groups — it is about actions, laws and economics; without solid foundations and enforcement of the law, we cannot have a thriving economy, a safe country or a healthy workforce.
We all know that one of the main functions of the Federal government is to insure our security and aid in the naturalization of new immigrants. Neither of these items are being upheld by our current government, and the reforms passed by President Ronald Reagan back in 1986 are not being enforced. Why should we pass new laws when the old ones are not being upheld?
Dennis Linthicum is a strong supporter of legal immigration, and was recently endorsed by ALIPAC. Here’s an excerpt from their press release:
"Dennis Linthicum completed ALIPAC's single question 2014 federal candidate survey where he pledges to: 'Support Americans and legal immigrants by supporting the adequate enforcement of America's existing border and immigration laws as the US Constitution requires for the protection of American jobs, elections, taxpayer resources, health, and lives.'
"Inversely, Congressman Greg Walden told USA Today readers in September of 2013 that he supported a pathway to citizenship and voting rights for millions of illegal aliens, which is currently a felony under existing US laws. That is why ALIPAC has Greg Walden listed as one of 35 GOP members of the US House who need to be removed from office in the Republican primaries of 2014 due to their work with Obama on amnesty for illegal aliens."
Thank you to ALIPAC and the countless Americans who are working hard to insure a prosperous future for citizens and legal immigrants. Together we can return America to the "shining city on a hill" and the beacon of freedom for dreamers the world over.