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Senator Elizabeth Dole's Record On Immigration Reform And Illegal Aliens

Senator Elizabeth Dole is a Republican currently serving North Carolina and has served in the Senate from 2003-Present.

Senator Elizabeth Dole 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 Elizabeth Dole 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 Elizabeth Dole doesn't seem concerned about interior enforcement and wants to leave things as ineffective as they currently are.

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 Elizabeth Dole does not approve of amnesty for illegal aliens and has worked against it.

Senator Elizabeth Dole has not yet had a chance to vote on 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 Elizabeth Dole 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 Elizabeth Dole has not yet voted on 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 Elizabeth Dole 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 Elizabeth Dole hasn't had a chance to vote on this yet.

Senator Elizabeth Dole has voted against 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 Elizabeth Dole has a fairly good record when it comes to immigration reform.

Senator Elizabeth Dole shows overall promise as an immigration reformer and receives our seal of approval.

You can contact Elizabeth Dole through the locations below:

Phone: (202) 224-6342
Fax: (202) 224-1100

Washington DC Office:

    SR - 120, United States Senate
    Washington, DC 20510

District Offices:

    310 New Bern Avenue
    Suite 122
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    (919) 856-4630 tel
    (919) 856-4053 fax
    401 North Main Street
    Suite 200
    Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (828) 698-3747 tel
    (828) 698-1267 fax
    225 North Main Street
    Suite 304
    Salisbury, NC 28144
    (704) 633-5011 tel
    (704) 633-2937 fax
    306 South Evans Street
    Greenville, NC 27835
    (252) 329-1093 tel
    (252) 329-1097 fax

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