That’s My Senator!
The die was cast long before debate began…process was bypassed by Grand Bargainers…blasts those playing the race card. It is not anti-immigrant to be for the rule of law. It is not xenophobic to believe that those who come to America should come here legally.
I'm sad to say that I haven't been watching his overall stance on this issue as well as I should be, but am happy to see this in a recent press release from him:
The immigration reform legislation before the Senate is a flawed bill and I cannot support it. This bill would grant immediate legal status to over 12 million illegal immigrants before a single border security measure is implemented. By not taking the necessary steps to secure America's porous border, this bill seriously undermines the security of our nation and the rule of law.
And has been voting consistently against cloture and the continuation of this flawed bill (1, 2, 3), secure borders before any kind of amnesty could be granted, keeping a merit-based evaluation system, establishing English as the official language of the United States government, and for the requiring of a photo id in order to be able to vote.
While I must admit that I did not vote for John Thune when he last stood for election in 2004, I've only been happy with his representation of our state since that time.
Keep up the good work Senator, and thank you!