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2008 Elections

Mike Huckabee on Immigration

 

(Mike Huckabee dropped out of the Republican presidential race on March 4 after voting in four states that day put John McCain very close to winning the GOP nomination.)

He says the U.S. needs to secure its borders. We need a fence along the border with Mexico, electronic in some places, and more highly trained border agents. The amnesty bill that was defeated by the Senate in June was not the answer. But the laws need to be revised to allow the 12 million illegal immigrants here a process where they can pay a reasonable fine in admission of their guilt for violating the border laws and agree to start getting legal status and citizenship. The U.S. needs to crack down on employers who are hiring illegal immigrants at lower wages by putting penalties on those employers.

 

Huckabee's campaign Web site: He supports spending more on border security; he opposes any amnesty; he opposes sanctuary cities; he opposes giving drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants.

 

YouTube video: Huckabee outlines his positions on illegal immigration, including what he would do with illegal immigrants already in the U.S.

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