“I favor English as the official language.”

Posted on January 19, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"I favor English as the official language of government, and I think that creates a continuity."

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“I’m prepared…to waive all federal regulations to get [a border wall] built.”

Posted on January 19, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"I don't think you can pass a comprehensive bill, because nobody trusts the government. So first, you control the border. We have a bill that would have it controlled by January 1, 2014. And -- and I'm prepared both to waive all federal regulations to get it built and controlled by 2014, and I'm prepared to move up to half the people who work for Homeland Security, about 20 -- they have 23,000 employees in Washington. I'd be prepared to move half of them to Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, if that's what it took to control the border."

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“Americans want the border secure. The issue…is when are you going to get it done?”

Posted on January 16, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"We are going to secure the border with Mexico, that means strategic fencing, that means thousands of national guard troops on the border until we can train up those border patrol to be there. And it means predator drones and other aviation assets to that we have the real-time information to flow down to those individuals that are in law enforcement so that they can immediately respond to any activities that they see on the border that is either weapons related or drug related or illegal immigration that's occurring on that border.Americans want that border secure. The issue isn't about...

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“I would veto the DREAM Act.”

Posted on January 16, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"I have indicated I would veto the DREAM Act if provisions included in that act to say that people who are here illegally, if they go to school here long enough, get a degree here that they can become permanent residents.I think that's a mistake. I think we have to follow the law and insist those who come here illegally, ultimately return home, apply, and get in line with everyone else.Look, I want people to know I love legal immigration. Almost all of us in this room are descendants of immigrants or are immigrants ourselves. Our nation is stronger and...

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Watch Live: Empowering a Movement Through Online Activism

Posted by on December 16, 2011 in Blog
One year after the spark of the Arab Spring, we remain inspired by the courageous efforts of ordinary people across the Arab world to rise up and change their countries. In recent months, Arab Americans across the country have engaged in various efforts to change the national narrative on a number of important issues facing our community. In October, a coalition of Arab American organizations launched Yalla Change, a national campaign devoted to bringing about the change we need here at home.
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“Nobody is coming anymore. There is nothing to come for.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“But in terms of immigration, and illegal immigration, this president has so screwed up this economy, nobody is coming anymore. There is nothing to come for. I mean, there's not a problem today. Just take a look at the numbers coming across. 

I mean, the numbers, it was posted the other day, lowest in four decades. So I say, you know, we have got to secure the border, of course. We have got to deal with the 11, 12 million people who are here. But let's not lose sight of the fact that legal immigration is an engine of growth...

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“I would propose cutting off all federal aid to any sanctuary city…”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“But let me say on this whole issue of immigration. On day one, I would drop all the lawsuits against Arizona, South Carolina, and Alabama. It is wrong for the government.  I would propose -- I would propose cutting off all federal aid to any sanctuary city that deliberately violated federal law.”

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“Ultimately you have to go home…but get in line behind everyone else.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“So you say to people who are here illegally today, you are not going to be able to work here unless you register, unless -- and we will give you transition period of time, and then ultimately you have got to go home, apply for permanent residency here or citizenship, if you want to try and do that, but get in line behind everyone else.

My view is, people who have come here illegally, we welcome you to apply but you must get at the back of the line, because there are millions of people who are in line right...

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“You will not see a catch and release program.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“You will not see a catch and release program like this administration has today th-- where people who are caught who are illegally in this country, and because they haven't been (RUSTLING) caught in a violent situation, they're released. Released into the general population. That's the problem that we've got in this country.”

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“No favoritism…for those that have come here illegally.”

Posted on December 10, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“I do not want to do something which encourages another wave of illegal immigration. So, from my view-- viewpoint, the key-- the key measure is this: No favoritism for permanent residency or citizenship for those that have come here illegally.”

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