Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Chris Cannon Immigration

I contacted Chris Cannon's office and asked for a point by point stance on immigration from him. They emailed the following to me, which, as I understand it, has also been published in the Deseret News. It's good information:

Please give — point by point — your solution to the U.S. illegal immigration problem?

Point 1: Complete the Border Fence. I voted for and support and continue to staff up the Border Patrol to cover the entire southwest border.

Point 2: Institute a tamper-proof ID card for all immigrants seeking to work in the United States. This ID card would employ biometrics and interface with an entry-exit database.

Point 3: Strengthen E-verify for employers to eliminate excuses and confusion inherent in our current work verification process. Employers should know in minutes if an applicant is legal.

Point 4: Require any immigrant seeking US Citizenship to demonstrate a proficiency in English, American History, and Civics.

Point 5: Institute "Catch and Deport" while mandating that after a certain date, any person found in the US illegally, would be barred from re-entry for any reason for 10, 20, or more years.

Point 6: Create a process whereby anyone currently in the United States illegally can come forward, pay a fine, receive a criminal background check, go to the end of the line if interested in becoming a US citizen, receive a temporary work status, forfeit all Social Security monies earned, be required to either have employer provided health insurance or a Health Savings Account. If anyone is found to have a criminal history of any kind, they are to be deported and barred from re-entry. If anyone is found after the grace period, they are to be deported and barred from re-entry.

Point 7: Enforce the law and the new programs from day 1.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Chaffetz to Hold Town Meetings

Republican House challenger Jason Chaffetz is holding a series of four town hall gatherings, billed as "Ask Jason Anything" meetings, where voters can gather and explore the candidate's views.
Chaffetz is challenging six-term Rep. Chris Cannon for the GOP nomination in the 3rd Congressional District.

The meetings, which all begin at 7 p.m., are scheduled to be held:

* June 10 at the South Jordan Library;
* June 12 at the Provo City Library;
* June 17 at the Hunter Library in West Valley City;
* And June 19 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Orem.

Here's your chance to listen to the man and make a decision for yourselves. I urge you to listen carefully and demand a "plan of action" for each point.

I was speaking to a gentleman the other day who had a nice sit-down with Chaffetz. He really pushed him on the issues and he found what I've found, Jason Chaffetz is a shallow candidate. Meaning, he can trot out the proper phrases, but he can't deliver the goods. He doesn't even understand the Constitution of the United States or what our fundamental rights and responsibilities are as Americans. So again, I say, listen very carefully and be sure to question him just as thoroughly.