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Allen Buckley on Immigration

2004 former Libertarian Senate challenger (GA)

 


Include those who don't have a great skill set

Q: Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

A: The immigration laws need to be enforced. We have a logical system, except it has not been brought up to date for decades. The numbers need to be "indexed" for world inflation, so that we annually let a reasonable number of additional people in, including those who don't have a great skill set. Foreigners who come to our country and excel in school and wish to stay should be granted visas that can potentially lead to citizenship. Innocent children brought to the U.S. by their parents should be eligible for visas that can potentially lead to citizenship. Chain migration needs to be reasonably reduced. Details are set forth on my website.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate , Nov 3, 2020

No benefits for illegal aliens

Q: If the President signs the final Executive Totalization Social Security Agreement with Mexico it could lead to Social Security benefits going to individuals who worked in the U.S. while illegal. Do you support the Totalization Agreement?

A: If the U.S.-Mexico Totalization Agreement grants credit for quarters that included work conducted as an illegal alien, then I would oppose it.

Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to the 2008 US Senate Campaigns , Oct 10, 2008

Implement a reasonable policy and enforce it

A reasonable immigration policy should be implemented, and it should be strictly enforced.
Source: Email interview on 2004 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Jun 11, 2004

Strong enforcement against illegal immigration

A reasonable immigration policy should exist, and it should be strictly enforced. Strong penalties should exist for employers that hire illegal aliens.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, BuckleyForSenate.org, “Views” , May 18, 2004

Pro-border wall, according to AFA survey.

Buckley 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

Pro-ICE, according to AFA survey.

Buckley 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

Anti-sanctuary city, according to AFA survey.

Buckley 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

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