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Senator Kit Bond's Record On Immigration Reform And Illegal Aliens

Senator Kit Bond is a Republican currently serving Missouri and has served in the Senate from 1987-Present.

Senator Kit Bond has had a fairly good record when it comes to border security. There are currently at least 12 million (with estimates reaching as high as 30 million) illegal aliens in this country. The first line of defense is controlling our porous borders. Senator Kit Bond seems very concerned about securing our borders.

After an illegal alien has entered our country the next line of defense is interior enforcement. Currently employers are not required to verify that an applicant or employee is legally allowed to work in this country. In addition, local law enforcement at the state and local level have had their hands tied when dealing with illegal aliens by not even allowing them to inquire about arrestees' citizenship status. Senator Kit Bond has worked hard to allow state and local law enforcement to help in reducing illegal immigration and to put in place workplace verification systems allowing employers to quickly verify the legal working status of their employees.

If an illegal alien avoids being picked up, or remains here after receiving deportation orders, the next thing they look for are incentives, rewards and benefits. Amnesty is the largest of these rewards and gives illegal aliens a path to citizenship or makes them instantly legal. Senator Kit Bond does not approve of amnesty for illegal aliens and has worked against it.

Senator Kit Bond has voted against giving illegal aliens further rewards and other incentives to come such as in-state tuition, educational benefits, welfare and health care services.

Once here, many illegal aliens have what is known as an "anchor baby". This is caused by a misinterpretation of our 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which calls for all born on American soil to be given US Citizenship. Unfortunately this Amendment has been misinterpreted and was initially put in place to ensure that freed slaves were citizens and has been twisted and misused to include even the children of foreigners who cross illegally into this country and have a child. Once born this new "citizen" allows the parent to gain benefits at the expense of the taxpayers. Senator Kit Bond has not yet had a chance to vote on anchor babies and the increased illegal population that they support through taxpayer dollars.

On the issue of legal immigration Senator Kit Bond is in favor of the visa lottery. Each year 50,000 names are chosen to come to the US legally without regards to their needs, intentions, education level or whether they would benefit the United States. "Winning the lottery" takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to immigration. Once in the country these new immigrants can apply for taxpayer funded services.

Once an immigrant is legally here they can send home to bring in more adults from their family such as parents, siblings and adult children. That legal immigrant can then bring in more family members directly related to them. This is called chain migration and Senator Kit Bond is opposed to it. Chain migration has exponential growth and is the primary cause of the 4-fold increase in immigration to this country since 1960.

A high majority of refugee and asylum seekers to this country are not by international definition in need of relocation. This program is ripe with fraud and Senator Kit Bond has not taken a stand against it.

Senator Kit Bond has voted for increases in permanent and temporary foreign work visas such as the H1-B. Sometimes foreign workers are desirable in fields where there is a lack of American workers to fill the positions. All too often these work visa programs are abused by employers and used to get lower cost workers into this country rather than hiring American workers. For the foreign worker it is common to see them not return to their home country and remain here on an expired visa.

Overall, Senator Kit Bond has a moderate record when it comes to immigration reform.

Senator Kit Bond seems to take immigration reform as a pick and choose issue. We would like to see more action and less talk. We cannot give Kit Bond our seal of approval.

You can contact Kit Bond through the locations below:

Phone: (202) 224-5721
Fax: (202) 224-8149

Washington DC Office:

    SR-274, United States Senate
    Washington, DC 20510

District Offices:

    339 Broadway - Room 140
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
    (573) 334-7044 tel
    7700 Bonhomme
    Suite 615
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 725-4484 tel
    911 Main St.
    Suite 2224
    Kansas City, MO 64105
    (816) 471-7141 tel
    308 East High St. - Suite 202
    Jefferson City, MO 65101
    (573) 634-2488 tel
    300 S. Jefferson
    Suite 401
    Springfield, MO 65806
    (417) 864-8258 tel
    1001 Cherry Street
    Suite 204
    Columbia, MO 65201
    (573) 442-8151 tel

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