Brian Kemp on Immigration
Georgia interests over immigrants
Defund sanctuary cities and campuses. Stop taxpayer funded subsidies for illegal immigrants. Protect our Georgia values.
Put the needs of hardworking Georgians ahead of special interests
Source: 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial website KempForGovernor.com
, Sep 1, 2017
Crack down on illegal immigration
Secretary of State Brian Kemp opened his campaign for governor Saturday by borrowing themes from Donald Trump, pledging a "Georgia first" strategy that would crack down on illegal immigration as he took aim at establishment forces and the media.
The Athens Republican took broadsides against "fake news" and the well-connected political status quo.
And he talked in tough terms about Georgia's efforts to block those in the country illegally from voting or receiving state benefits. "This is Georgia," he said. "We will be putting Georgia first."
Kemp said he did not plan to step down from his role
as Georgia's top elections officer through the campaign. That would give him a statewide platform through November 2018, but also would deny him about three months of fundraising during next year's legislative session.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 2018 Georgia governor race
, Apr 1, 2017
No immigrant driver licenses so they can't vote fraudulently
Personal voting assistance for elderly and low income voters: Once elected, Brian Kemp will cross reference the voter registration roles with DDS records to find voters who do not have a drivers license and then personally contact them
to see if they need a state issued ID card. If they need assistance with securing a state issued ID card, Kemp will personally help them obtain one and provide them with any information they need to vote.
Opposing drivers licenses for illegal immigrants: Because a drivers license is the primary form of ID for most activities in Georgia, including voting,
Brian Kemp will continue his strong opposition to allowing illegal immigrants to obtain a drivers license in Georgia.
Source: GA Secretary of State campaign website VoteBrianKemp.com
, May 23, 2010
Check immigration status after minor offenses
Legislative Summary: When any person charged with a felony or with driving under the influence is confined in a county or municipal jail, a reasonable effort shall be made to determine the nationality of the person so confined.
Registration of Immigration Assistance Act: To establish and enforce standards of ethics in the profession of immigration assistance by private individuals who are not licensed attorneys.
Immigrants are allowed to get legal help, but those helping must register, and may offer only limited help. They must declare in writing that they are not an attorney, and cannot give legal advice. The purpose is to make the process harder for illegal
immigrants to get legal help, and hence to increase deportations.
Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 39-16-0 on March 27 vote #1037; Sen. Kemp voted YES; passed House 119-49-8 on March 28 vote #1076; signed by Gov. Perdue April 17.
Source: Georgia legislative voting records: SB 529
, Mar 27, 2006
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