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Manny Sethi on Immigration

 

 


End birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants

Last year, Sethi released a three-point plan on immigration that consists of building the border wall across the southern border of the U.S. and returning to a merit-based immigration system and ending birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants. "Right now people come over--low-skilled immigrants--and they can't survive and so end up on benefits," he said. "We need people who make meaningful contributions to society."
Source: Hartsville Vidette on 2020 Tennessee Senate race , Jun 6, 2020

We're giving away our nation

I'm the son of two LEGAL immigrants. They stood in line, waited their turn, and came here the right way, becoming doctors in rural Tennessee. I support President Trump's effort to build the wall, and support ICE. It simply isn't right for people to illegally cross our borders unchecked or overstay their visas with no consequences. Giving benefits to those who come here illegally isn't protecting the rule of law. We're giving away our nation.
Source: 2020 Tennessee Senate campaign website, DrMannyForSenate.com , Jan 12, 2020

We need a merit-based system to admit immigrants

When the issue of illegal immigration is raised, Sethi said his mother "gets fired up." "I waited my turn," his mother will say. "I stood in line." It's the same feeling Sethi feels today. Not only should immigrants go through the proper channels to become citizens, the U.S. should also be selective in who arrives here to live. "We need a merit-based system," he said. "Skilled workers who can thrive." He also supports the Trump Administration's push to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
Source: Cleveland Banner on 2020 Tennessee Senate race , Dec 19, 2019

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