Seventh District Pulse - Immigration Reform
While America remains laser-focused on jobs and the economy, Washington seems obsessed with immigration this summer. The Senate has passed its bill, and very soon, the House will move forward with a package of bills of its own. You can't open a newspaper or turn on the television with immigration coming up.
Sometimes, when Washington and the media are pushing hard with a message, they get it right. Other times, they get it woefully wrong. For our district here in Georgia, what is the answer this time? Is passing legislation on immigration in Washington a priority for you this year?
13.64% Yes. Immigration reform is a top priority for me, and by immigration reform I mean "creating a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people who are in the U.S. without visas today." We have never been closer to achieving this goal than we are today, and we must push forward.
42.81% Yes. Immigration reform is a top priority for me, and by immigration reform I mean "securing our borders and enforcing our current laws." If only we would enforce the laws that are already on the books, we would not have so many people coming into our country the wrong way.
22.76% Yes. Immigration reform is a top priority for me, and by immigration reform I mean "fixing our legal immigration system." To grow our economy and create jobs, we need the best and brightest minds in the world. To get our crops out of the fields, we need additional labor with those skills. Washington is focusing too much on all of the people who have done it wrong and not enough on all of the people who are struggling to do it right. Let's begin by solving the problems of businesses and individuals who are trying to do immigration legally.
11.85% No. Immigration reform is important, but it is not near the top of my priority list.
4% No. Immigration reform isn't important to me at all, and I wish that Washington would stop spending so much time on it.
5% None of the above reflect my views.