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Roger Marshall on Immigration

 

 


Opposed path to citizenship for DACA participants

Q: Opinion on DACA?

Roger Marshall: Opposed path to citizenship for DACA participants. "Build a wall." "Turn off magnets that attract, promote, encourage and allow migrants to enter our country under false pretenses."

Barbara Bollier: "Immigrants play a critical role in Kansas' economy." Need "pathway to citizenship for those who have stayed out of trouble and are contributing to our society." Supports strong border security; unclear on wall.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Kansas Senate race , Oct 10, 2020

Turn off magnets for migrants to enter under false pretenses

I've been to the border several times. I know it is a crisis, and President Trump is right: we must build a wall and fix our broken immigration system, and we have to turn off the magnets that attract, promote, encourage and allow migrants to enter our country under false pretenses. We can build more shelters, we can send more doctors and nurses, more food and water, but proportionately more people will die trying to get to this country.
Source: 2020 Kansas Senate campaign website KansansForMarshall.com , Jun 17, 2020

Spend what is necessary to secure our southern border

Protecting Americans includes spending the resources necessary to secure our southern border. Radical Islam will stop at nothing and will exploit any weakness they see. We must be certain the young men and women serving us have the tools and training they need to be successful and the confidence that America will never renege on the promises made to them when they become veterans.
Source: 2016 Kansas House campaign website KansansForMarshall.com , Nov 8, 2016

Supports illegals returning to country of origin.

Marshall supports the PVS survey question on immigration reform

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q12 on Nov 8, 2016

Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps.

Marshall co-sponsored the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

Legislative Summary:This bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% of the total number of such visas available that year to 15%, and eliminates the 7% cap for employment-based immigrant visas. It also removes an offset that reduced the number of visas for individuals from China. The bill also establishes transition rules for employment-based visas from FY2020-FY2022, by reserving a percentage of EB-2 (workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability), EB-3 (skilled and other workers), and EB-5 (investors) visas for individuals not from the two countries with the largest number of recipients of such visas. Of the unreserved visas, not more than 85% shall be allotted to immigrants from any single country.

Explanation from the Countable.US: Under the current immigration system, immigrants from any one country can claim no more than 7% of the 140,000 employment-based green cards issued annually to foreign nationals working in the U.S. This significantly disadvantages immigrants from larger countries that more immigrants come from.

For example, China (population 1.3 billion) and India have large backlogs of workers wishing to immigrate to and work in the U.S., but they have the name visa caps as countries such as Iceland or Estonia (population 1.3 million), which have both much smaller populations and far fewer citizens seeking to immigrate to the U.S.

The net effect of this is that immigrants from India and China can face decades-long waits, averaging 2-3 times the wait times for immigrants from other countries, for green cards, and many have to return home because they can't get permanent residency; meanwhile, countries such as Iceland and Estonia never come close to reaching their visa limit caps.

Legislative outcome Roll call 437 in House on 7/10/2019 passed 365-65-2; referred to Committee in Senate 7/9/2019; no action as of 1/1/2020.

Source: S.386/H.R.1044 19-HR1044 on Feb 7, 2019

Strongly pro-border wall, according to AFA survey.

Marshall supports the AFA survey question on border infrastructure

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-12A on Sep 11, 2020

Strongly pro-ICE, according to AFA survey.

Marshall opposes the AFA survey question on abolishing ICE

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished '? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-12B on Sep 11, 2020

Strongly anti-sanctuary city, according to AFA survey.

Marshall supports the AFA survey question on defunding sanctuary cities

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-12C on Sep 11, 2020

Pro-border security, according to CC survey.

Marshall supports the Christian Coalition survey question on border security

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Increase Border Security Including Additional Infrastructures ?' Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-12 on Sep 10, 2020

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