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Josh Hawley on Immigration

 

 


We believe in borders because we believe in citizenship

Can I just say, by the way, on that subject, just on the subject of immigration. We get told all the time, "Oh, if you believe in a border, if you think that borders actually matter, if you think that citizenship actually matters, well, my goodness. I mean, you're a bigot. You're backwards." Can I just say. Can I just try to enlighten our liberal friends for a second? We believe in borders, because we believe in citizenship. And we believe in citizenship because we believe in America.
Source: Remarks by Senator Hawley at the 2021 CPAC Conference , Feb 26, 2021

Amnesty is not the answer; supports border wall

Q: Support DREAM Act (DACA), allowing "Dreamers" who arrived illegally as children, then grew up in the US, to achieve legal status if meet certain conditions? Support path to citizenship for America's 11 million illegal immigrants?

Josh Hawley (R): Opposes general path to citizenship. "Amnesty is not the answer." Supports Trump border wall. Position on DACA unclear. Criticized McCaskill for "giving illegal immigrants a free pass and allowing them to use children as a human shield."

Claire McCaskill (D): Voted for 2010 DREAM Act. Worked on bipartisan immigration proposal with path to citizenship for DACA kids combined with more border security. Opposes Trump's wall and family separations. Has opposed general path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Missouri Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Immigration laws need overhaul but not via executive order

President Obama recently announced that he was dissatisfied with America's immigration laws--which he only sometimes bothers to enforce--and so he has decided to change them. By executive order.I suspect most Americans think our immigration policy is in need of an overhaul. But the Constitution says that laws are written by Congress, the people's elected representatives, and enforced by the president. President Obama's attempt to rewrite immigration law threatens this separation of powers.
Source: The Joplin Globe on 2018 Missouri Senate race , Dec 14, 2014

Supports border infrastructure, according to CC survey.

Hawley supports the CC survey question on border security

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."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-12 on Jul 1, 2018

Support national emergency at the Southern border.

Hawley voted NAY Joint Resolution on Proclamation 9844

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives: That the national emergency declared by the finding of the President on February 15, 2019, in Proclamation 9844 is hereby terminated.

Proclamation 9844 issued by the president on Feb. 15, 2019: Declares a state of national emergency at the southern border to address the issues of illegal immigration and criminal trafficking into the US: "The current situation at the southern border presents a border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security interests and constitutes a national emergency. The southern border is a major entry point for criminals, gang members, and illicit narcotics. The problem of large-scale unlawful migration through the southern border is long-standing, and despite the executive branch's exercise of existing statutory authorities, the situation has worsened in certain respects in recent years. Because of the gravity of the current emergency situation, it is necessary for the Armed Forces to provide additional support to address the crisis."

Opposing the Proclamation (supporting the Resolution), ACLU press release, 2/15/2019 The ACLU issued the following statement upon filing a lawsuit: "By the president's very own admission in the Rose Garden, there is no national emergency. He just grew impatient and frustrated with Congress, and decided to move along his promise for a border wall 'faster.' This is a patently illegal power grab that hurts American communities and flouts the checks and balances that are hallmarks of our democracy."

Legislative outcome Passed House 245-182-5 roll #94 on Feb. 26; pass Senate 59-41 roll #49 on March 14; Vetoed by Pres. Trump; veto override failed, 248-181-3 (2/3 required), roll #127 on March 26

Source: Congressional vote 19-HJR46 on Feb 26, 2019

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