Background Information• Our national security becomes threatened by illegal and dangerous acts by immigrants coming into America.• One solution with illegal immigrants is to find a way that there able to contribute to America, instead of using our resources, with us receiving nothing in return.• Barack Obama has recently signed a law called the “DREAM act” allowing illegal immigrants 18 and older to go to a state school, without a fear of being deported.• The United states cannot support the costs and losts of every new immigrant trying to enter into the US.• There’s a larger fear that immigrants will take current American’s jobs.
Mitt Romney Beliefs about Immigration• Mitt Romney believes in order to protect the legal immigrants, all illegal immigration must stop.• He believes illegal immigration is wrong.• Romney believes that more state and local law enforcement is necessary in order to stop illegal immigration.• Mitt Romney wants to preserve this country’s traditional values.• An employer verification system must be implemented to ensure jobs are not given to illegal immigrants.
Barack Obama Beliefs on Immigration• Barack Obama believes we need a better immigration system.• Obama believes we are a country made of immigrants, and that’s going to continue.• He believes immigration is good for our country.• He believes illegal immigrants need to come out of the shadows, so that they can become legal.• Believes everyone has a right to apply for a citizenship card.
Mitt Romney actions on Immigration• Mitt Romney wants local and law enforcement to pay more attention to the illegal Immigrants entering into our country• Mitt Romney believes, just as John McCain that there should be more border patrols.
Actions Barack Obama would take to solve the immigration issue.• Barack Obama wants to give all illegal immigrants a chance to become legal citizens of the United States.• Barack Obama would secure border patrols, but make the immigration system easier to enter into the United States.
Obama quotes on Immigration• “We have always drawn strength from being a nation of immigrants, as well as a nation of laws, and that’s going to continue.”
Romney quotes on immigration• "I very firmly believe that we have to make sure that we enforce our borders, that we have an employment verification system, and that those people who have come here illegally do not get an advantage to become permanent residents, they do not get a special pathway.“ –Mitt Romney
Videos of Romney and Obama on immigration• http://campaign2012.c-span.org/issues