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Sun Sep 28, 2014, 12:44 PM

Republican Congressional Candidate: Government Should Track Immigrants Like FedEx Tracks Packages

I thought Republicans were for small government, and now we are supposed to track people like Fed Ex packages. Next, they will be advocating bar code tattoos.

http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2014/09/25/3571376/barbara-comstock-fedex-immigrants/

During a debate for the 10th Congressional District with a Democratic challenger Wednesday, Virginia Republican congressional candidate Barbara Comstock said that the government can secure the border by tracking immigrants in a similar fashion to how the shipping company FedEx tracks packages.

“I think immigration should be done by legislation, not executive action. I think first and foremost, we need to stop playing politics with this and secure the borders,” Comstock said at the debate against Democratic challenger John Foust. “Fedex can track packages coming in here all the time; we can track people who are coming into the country. And we can do that right.”

“We secure the borders; we enforce the laws; and then we pass things like H-1B visas which I support, ” Comstock added. “We need to do a step by step process … So often when you have these huge monolith bills, you have unexpected consequences.”

Responding to a questioner who asked about the immigration reform proposals she supports and whether she advocated amending current laws including supporting executive action on immigration relief, Comstock said that she believed any immigration action should come from Congress and not from the Obama administration.

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msongs Sep 2014 #1
JustAnotherGen Sep 2014 #2
SummerSnow Sep 2014 #3
world wide wally Sep 2014 #4
pansypoo53219 Sep 2014 #5
tuhaybey Sep 2014 #6

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 12:46 PM

1. supports HB1 visas which give american jobs to..gasp..immigrants. tracking for those immigrants too?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 01:04 PM

2. They already do

After 9/11 - finger printed and biometrics done. My husband was one. So she's throwing out an idea that is already in existence.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 01:19 PM

3. We need to put a tracking device on Congress and the Senate

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 01:49 PM

4. They only want small government when it comes to regulating corporations.

When it comes to any individual rights other than guns, government is never big enough.

Got that?

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Sun Sep 28, 2014, 03:24 PM

5. have they considered a yellow star on their person? how about pink triangles.

i bet that works too.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 06:15 PM

6. Relationship between immigration and income

It isn't this simple. There are certainly confounding factors. But, the fact is, places with more immigrants have much higher median incomes.

http://politicsthatwork.com/showGraph.php?id=61

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