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Positions and Views of William Robert "Rob" Woodall
on Immigration
Candidate for U.S. Representative District 7, Georgia
November 4, 2014 Georgia General Election
Age: 44
Party: Georgia Republican Party
Phone: 770-963-2420
Address: PO Box 1871
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
 
William Robert "Rob" Woodall's positions and views on the issues:
Links are only provided where we have information. The first link is a report of all issues and questions made available to the candidates.
Immigration Positions and Views
Immigration, a General Statement

We are a nation of immigrants, and we should all be proud of that. Immigration built this country and has been a key to our nation's strength. I swell with pride at the thought of our humble beginnings, and I am a strong supporter of legal immigration. Throughout our history, and still today, immigrants are among our nation's greatest engineers, scientists, political leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, and more.

As these legal immigrants know, we are also a nation of laws, and illegal immigration has no place in America. We have laws to control how and who we allow to enter this nation, and for what reason they come. There are migrant worker visas, permanent immigrant visas, student visas, fiancee visas and many more. If you have a legitimate reason to come to this country, there is a legal avenue for you to do so. Those who ignore our laws demonstrate by doing so that they do not respect this country.

The responsibility of safe-guarding our nation and securing our borders is exclusively the job the Federal government and, sadly, the Federal government has failed to aggressively enforce these laws. A country that cannot maintain a secure border has lost its sovereignty. Although I support efforts to drastically reduce the size and scope of the Federal government, my commitment to properly funding and implementing the security of our borders is non-negotiable.

"Immigration reform" must begin with the securing America's border. Until we succeed in that first step, there cannot be a second.

Source: robwoodall.com/index.php/issues (06/25/2010)

Immigration Reform

As these legal immigrants know, we are also a nation of laws, and illegal immigration has no place in America. We have laws to control how and who we allow to enter this nation, and for what reason they come. There are migrant worker visas, permanent immigrant visas, student visas, fiancee visas and many more. If you have a legitimate reason to come to this country, there is a legal avenue for you to do so. Those who ignore our laws demonstrate by doing so that they do not respect this country.

The responsibility of safe-guarding our nation and securing our borders is exclusively the job the Federal government and, sadly, the Federal government has failed to aggressively enforce these laws. A country that cannot maintain a secure border has lost its sovereignty. Although I support efforts to drastically reduce the size and scope of the Federal government, my commitment to properly funding and implementing the security of our borders is non-negotiable.

"Immigration reform" must begin with the securing America's border. Until we succeed in that first step, there cannot be a second.

Source: robwoodall.com/index.php/issues (06/25/2010)

Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws

The responsibility of safe-guarding our nation and securing our borders is exclusively the job the Federal government and, sadly, the Federal government has failed to aggressively enforce these laws. A country that cannot maintain a secure border has lost its sovereignty. Although I support efforts to drastically reduce the size and scope of the Federal government, my commitment to properly funding and implementing the security of our borders is non-negotiable.

Source: robwoodall.com/index.php/issues (06/25/2010)

Securing Our Borders

The responsibility of safe-guarding our nation and securing our borders is exclusively the job the Federal government and, sadly, the Federal government has failed to aggressively enforce these laws. A country that cannot maintain a secure border has lost its sovereignty. Although I support efforts to drastically reduce the size and scope of the Federal government, my commitment to properly funding and implementing the security of our borders is non-negotiable.

"Immigration reform" must begin with the securing America's border. Until we succeed in that first step, there cannot be a second.

Source: robwoodall.com/index.php/issues (06/25/2010)

Review of the 14th Amendment

The 14th Amendment was ratified in the aftermath of the Civil War to ensure that all persons who had been born into slavery on U.S. soil would become citizens of this great country and to reiterate that the Federal government could make no law abridging the rights of any citizen as guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constitution without due process of law.

Today, however, many illegal immigrants come to this country, have children, and claim birthright U.S. citizenship for their children under the authority of the 14th Amendment. This is wrong, and it must be stopped.

As such, I'm committed to supporting legislation that would clarify who is considered a natural born citizen. Former U.S. Representative Nathan Deal introduced H.R. 1868 in the U.S. House of Representatives last year. Under this bill, the only way that someone could be considered a natural born citizen is if a parent meets at least one of the following three criteria: 1) is a citizen or national of the United States, 2) is a lawful permanent resident, or 3) is an alien that is on active military duty with the U.S. military. Passing this law would solve the birthright citizenship issue without the need to amend the U.S. Constitution.

The U.S. Constitution is a remarkable document and we should be very careful before jumping to the conclusion that passing an Amendment is the only way to fix our current problems. Since 1791, when the Bill of Rights was ratified, the Constitution has only been amended 17 times. This is not a failing of our Republic, but a testament to the strength of the Constitution, which has governed for hundreds of years, almost exactly as the Founding Fathers drafted it. I respect the wisdom of the United States Constitution and vow to uphold it at all costs.

Source: robwoodall.com/index.php/issues (12/02/2010)

These are available issue topics for which there were no responses.
Social Services to Undocumented Immigrants
E-Verify System
Undocumented Immigrants Impact on US Economy
State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws
Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws
State and Local Immigration Laws
Border Control & Fence
High-Skilled Worker Immigration
Guest Worker Program
Visa Enforcement
Citizenship through Military Service
Arizona's Strict New Immigration Law
English-Only Laws
Deportation
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Self-Deportation
Real ID Act
Database Of Foreigners
Americanization
Immigration Application Fees
Using National Guard Troops to Secure Mexican Border
Driver's Licenses to Illegals
Employers Who Hire Illegals
Organization of American States (OAS) Diplomacy
Illegal Immigration as a Felony
Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants
Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
H-1B Program
Immigrant Troops
Undocumented Immigrants
Electronic Verification System for Employers
Legal Status for Undocumented Farm Workers
Immigrant Birthright Citizenship
English as the Official National Language
Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
Legal Residency for Immigrant Youth
Alien Minors
Permanent Partners Immigration Act
Minutemen Project
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