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Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's Record On Immigration Reform And Illegal Aliens

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is a Republican currently serving Texas and has served in the Senate from 1993-Present.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has had an excellent 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 Kay Bailey Hutchison clearly wants to secure our borders and the votes show that.

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 Kay Bailey Hutchison 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 Kay Bailey Hutchison does not approve of amnesty for illegal aliens and has worked against it.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison 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 Kay Bailey Hutchison 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 Kay Bailey Hutchison 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 Kay Bailey Hutchison seems to be in favor of it some times and against it other times. 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 Kay Bailey Hutchison hasn't had a chance to vote on this yet.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison 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 Kay Bailey Hutchison has a moderate record when it comes to immigration reform.

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

You can contact Kay Bailey Hutchison through the locations below:

Phone: (202) 224-5922
Fax: (202) 224-0776

Washington DC Office:

    SR-284, United States Senate
    Washington, DC 20510

District Offices:

    222 East Van Buren Street
    Suite 404
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 412-1468 tel
    10440 North Central Expressway - Suite 1160, LB 606
    Dallas, TX 75231
    (214) 361-3500 tel
    (214) 361-3502 fax
    1919 Smith Street - Suite 800
    Houston, TX 77002
    (713) 653-3456 tel
    (713) 209-3459 fax
    Federal Building
    300 East 8th Street - Suite 961
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 916-5834 tel
    (512) 916-5839 fax
    145 Duncan Drive
    Suite 120
    San Antonio, TX 78226
    (210) 340-2885 tel
    (210) 349-6753 fax
    500 Chestnut Street - Suite 1570
    Abilene, TX 79602
    (325) 676-2839 tel
    (325) 676-2937 fax

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