State of South Carolina Archives: on Immigration
Build the wall to protect our sovereignty
Ralph's Plan: Build the wall. America is an exceptional nation. We need to act like that. In order to protect our sovereignty we should enforce our laws.
Not only will this simple outlook safeguard our citizens, it will also ensure that our economic security is preserved.
Source: 2017 S.C. House campaign website, ElectRalphNorman.com
May 16, 2017
Build the border wall, and cut off sanctuary cities
Tommy Pope agrees with President Trump that we should A) build a wall along the Southern border, B) stop the flow of immigration into America from countries that harbor terrorists and institute "extreme vetting" on refugees, and
C) cut off federal funding from so-called "sanctuary cities" that refuse to enforce our immigration laws.
Source: 2017 S.C. House campaign website, PopeForCongress.com
May 16, 2017
Finding bad guys among 11M illegals is needles in a haystack
Another problem with our current policy (or lack thereof) is it makes it harder to find terrorists and other dangerous criminals. When you're looking for the bad guys,
you're looking for needles in a haystack. Having over 11 million undocumented workers creates millions of forged documents, which provide cover for the bad guys.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, RavenelForSenate.com
Sep 1, 2014
Supports comprehensive immigration reform
Joyce will push for comprehensive immigration reform that will not discriminate
against the nation's growing Hispanic and other immigrant populations.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website JoyceDickersonSC.com
May 15, 2014
Pathway to citizenship, with official English
Q: Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?
Q: Do you support decreasing the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country?
Do you support establishing English as the official national language?
Q: Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test
Oct 1, 2010
Make permanent the E-Verify program
SB 428 [asks] the Congress of the United States to make permanent the E-Verify program, an electronic employment eligibility verification system
Legislative record:Bill died in chamber; Sen. Lee Bright sponsored resolution.
Source: NCSL Immigration Report: 2009 S.C. voting records: SB 428
Apr 22, 2009
- Whereas, E-Verify is currently a voluntary Internet-based pilot program used to assist employers in
verifying the work authorization of new hires
- Whereas, as of 2009, over 100,000 employers have registered with E-Verify; and
- Whereas, many states, including South Carolina, have relied to their detriment on the continued availability of
E-Verify in establishing state level programs to combat illegal immigration.
- Be it resolved: That the members of the General Assembly request that the United States Congress take immediate action to make the
E-Verify Program permanent and provide the funding and resources necessary to ensure its continued effectiveness.
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