Phil Bredesen on Immigration
Democratic TN Governor
Marsha Blackburn (R): No. Deal with compassionately but DACA "offered the false hope of amnesty that led to a surge of illegal immigration."
Phil Bredesen (D): Yes. "Deporting them back to a country that's not theirs and they don't know would be a terrible un-American kind of thing to do."
Q: Support path to citizenship for America's 11 million illegal immigrants?
Marsha Blackburn (R): "No amnesty. We cannot have individuals get in the queue before others who have been going through the legal immigration process. Period."
Phil Bredesen (D): Maybe. "Need to control borders," but if "willing to learn English and pay their taxes and not have convictions for serious crimes. some sort of a path to become permanent residents and possibly citizens."
Beginning this week, members of the 1-230th Air Cavalry Squadron will deploy to Laredo, Texas, for border patrol duty. Tennessee's soldiers will provide reconnaissance to the U.S. Border Patrol.
"Immigration reform is a complex and serious issue," Bredesen said. "While this challenge ultimately requires a national, comprehensive solution, it falls to state and local governments to step in and fill the void left by the federal government. I'm committed to doing what we can in Tennessee, and helping to secure our nation's border is one critical part of that effort."
In July, Tennessee deployed soldiers to Arizona, where they continue to assist the U.S. Border Patrol with reconnaissance, surveillance and aviation.
"It is clear the lure of employment is a primary factor that attracts illegal immigrants to our country and to our state," Bredesen said. "State law prohibits individuals and businesses in Tennessee from knowingly employing individuals who have illegally entered the United States. That's why I signed today's Executive Order, which outlines specific steps to ensure that those who do business with the state do not knowingly hire illegal immigrants."
Executive Order No. 41 requires Tennessee's government to spot check the personnel records of state contractors and issue fines to businesses that employ illegal labor. This move strengthens Public Chapter No. 878, which Bredesen signed in June, to prohibit state contracts for businesses and individuals that knowingly employ illegal labor.
The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Increase Border Security Including Additional Infrastructures ' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."
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AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Mooney(R) vs.
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.
AZ: McSally(R,incumbent) vs.Kelly(D)
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ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Harris(D) vs.Jordan(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.
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