Illegal Immigration

A nation without borders is no nation at all.

It just doesn’t make sense to fight terrorists abroad, while leaving our front door unlocked.

Ken is the only candidate in this race that opposes giving actual citizenship to those who crossed our borders illegally.

Unfortunately, for far too long, neither major political party has had the courage to do what is necessary to stand up for Americans and legal immigrants. Instead, we’re presented with so-called “solutions” that involve amnesty proposals or further restricting Americans’ civil liberties through programs like REAL ID.

Ken Van Doren opposes both of these schemes and believes they will only make illegal immigration and the problems associated with it worse.

While the federal government neglects its constitutional responsibility to protect our borders, it continues to push mandates on the states to provide free education and medical care to illegal immigrants at a time when the states are drowning in debt.   This must not be tolerated any longer.

Like most Americans, Ken also understands just how valuable legal immigration is to our country. Immigrants who want to work hard, obey our laws, and live the American Dream have always been great assets.

If elected, Ken Van Doren will work to implement the following common sense reforms:

  • Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.
  • No Amnesty – The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking. We learned this from the 1986 immigration “reform”.
  • End Chain Migration – As we all are learning now, chain migration needs to end. At this very moment, the Obama administration is considering bringing over family members of the children who just crossed our borders.
  • End the Birthright Citizenship problem – The 14th Amendment has been misconstrued and taken advantage of long enough. It is time we solve this crisis, which has been encouraging millions of illegals to cross our borders.
  • Protect Lawful Immigrants – In Congress, Ken Van Doren will encourage legal immigration by streamlining the entry process without rewarding lawbreakers.

As long as our borders remain wide open, the security and safety of the American people are at stake.

Ken will address immigration by fighting for effective solutions that protect our nation, uphold the rule of law, and respect every American citizen’s civil liberties.

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