Randy Hultgren on immigration
October 26, 2010 7:46PM
Updated: December 26, 2010 4:36PM
From Ken Fron, of North Aurora: Federal officials mouth “immigration reform” quite often, but what does that really mean? From one extreme to the other, it can mean amnesty or it can mean incarceration followed by deportation. What are your solutions to this problem? Be specific on what you would do to seal our borders, what you would do about the estimated 10-12 million illegal aliens already in the country, and what you would do that would prohibit this problem from ever occurring again.
Hultgren is mainly in safe waters here, sticking to his own opinion of the issue and its solutions. The notion of securing the border first before tackling broader immigration reform is a common one among the GOP. Linked above you’ll find an ABC News story from this summer that lays out the debate going on in Washington.
Hultgren talks about enforcing the laws already on the books. He’s referring to the fact that employers are required to fill out I-9 forms on all of their workers, checking their legal immigration status. The U.S. Department of Labor uses these I-9 forms to check if undocumented workers are obtaining jobs, and works directly with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. A rundown of the law is linked above.
- Andre Salles