Clay Higgins on Immigration
A Passive Illegal immigrant is one who entered the country legally but it has overstayed their visa. These immigrants are by and large good folk who are working and contributing to our society. They frequently have fallen prey to the very real logistical nightmare of bureaucratic paperwork. These folks can be easily identified and they should be officially contacted and given a reasonable window to straighten out their legal status. This is not amnesty, it's common sense. But they must pay a fine. There must be a consequence for breaking the law.
On the other hand, the aggressive illegals entered our country illegally to begin with. They should be located by all available L.E. assets, identified, arrested, and deported.
The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."
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