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Doug Collins on Immigration

 

 


Co-sponsored Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act

Q: Expand border walls? Reduce immigration?

Doug Collins: Yes. Co-sponsored Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act and bill to eliminate citizenship if parents aren't citizens.

Kelly Loeffler: Yes. Co-sponsored Asylum Abuse Reduction Act. Undocumented should not get free health care.

Raphael Warnock: No. Immigration is "desperately broken." Cites Jesus as an "undocumented immigrant."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Enhance security, no tax dollars to sanctuary cities

I have also worked alongside members of the Judiciary Committee to advance interior enforcement legislation such as the Davis-Oliver State and Local Law Enforcement Act. This legislation enhances national security measures and promotes better cooperation among state, local, and federal officials. It strengthens existing immigration statutes and prevents federal dollars from flowing to sanctuary cities that ignore the law and put Americans at risk.
Source: 2019-2020 Senate campaign website DougCollins.house.gov , Nov 15, 2019

Crack down on sanctuary cities & criminal aliens

I have shepherded legislation to the House floor that would check criminal aliens and sanctuary cities. Kate's Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act passed the House with my help in 2017. Kate's Law would enhance penalties for criminal aliens who re-enter America illegally. The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act would crack down on sanctuary cities by denying them certain federal funds while enabling local law enforcement to work with federal immigration officials more effectively.
Source: 2019-2020 Senate campaign website DougCollins.house.gov , Nov 15, 2019

Secure the border and disallow amnesty

Immigration is a federal issue and needs a federal solution. We must secure the border by enforcing the laws that are already on the books in order to solve our illegal immigration problem while not allowing amnesty for those already here.

I support the STAMP Act, which would give a green card to any legal foreign student who graduates college with an engineering, math or science degree. This provides an incentive to keep jobs at home instead of sending them to our competitors overseas.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, collinsleads.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship.

Collins supports the PVS survey question on amnesty

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q12 on Aug 30, 2012

No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American.

Collins co-sponsored Birthright Citizenship Act

Congressional Summary:
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to consider a person born in the United States "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States for citizenship at birth purposes if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is:

  1. a U.S. citizen or national,
  2. a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States, or
  3. an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Explanation from OpenCongress.org:
This bill would eliminate birthright citizenship for children born to undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Current U.S. law automatically recognizes any person born on American soil as a natural born citizen. Under the bill, only children with at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident, or an undocumented immigrant serving in the military would be considered citizens.
Source: H.R.140 13-HR0140 on Jan 3, 2013

Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service.

Collins voted YEA Gosar Anti-DACA Amendment to H.R. 5293

Congressional Summary: The House voted on an amendment by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) to H.R. 5293, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017. The amendment would prohibit funds from being used to extend the expiration of, or reissue a new expiration date to, the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program.

Recommendation by Heritage Foundation to vote YES:(6/16/2016): The MAVNI program is a pilot program authorizing "military services to recruit certain legal immigrants whose skills are considered to be vital to the national interest." However, a DoD memo has made it clear that DACA/DAPA recipients are eligible under this program, essentially opening up a pathway to amnesty for illegal aliens who enlist. By ensuring that this guidance ends, DOD will no longer be able to enlist illegal immigrants through MAVNI.

Recommendation by the ACLU to vote NO: (6/28/2011): The DREAM Act promotes fundamental fairness for young people by allowing access to affordable post-secondary education and military service opportunities, regardless of immigration status, and would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, have lived here for at least five years and have graduated from high school. The DREAM Act could result in billions of dollars in additional tax revenue from tapping the potential of DREAM-eligible students and future service personnel. Since September 11, 2001, more than 69,000 immigrants have earned citizenship while serving, and more than 125 who entered military service after that date have made the ultimate sacrifice in war by giving their lives for this nation.

Legislative outcome: Failed House 210 to 211 (no Senate vote)

Source: Congressional vote 16-H5293 on Jun 16, 2016

Strongly pro-border wall, according to AFA survey.

Collins supports the AFA survey question on border infrastructure

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-12A on Sep 11, 2020

Strongly pro-ICE, according to AFA survey.

Collins opposes the AFA survey question on abolishing ICE

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished '? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-12B on Sep 11, 2020

Strongly anti-sanctuary city, according to AFA survey.

Collins supports the AFA survey question on defunding sanctuary cities

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-12C on Sep 11, 2020

Pro-border security, according to CC survey.

Collins supports the Christian Coalition survey question on border security

The Chritisan Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Increase Border Security Including Additional Infrastructures ?' CC self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: CC Survey 20CC-12 on Sep 10, 2020

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