Ted Strickland on Immigration
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6)
Ted Strickland: I support comprehensive immigration reform to fix our current broken system. We need to protect our homeland, secure the border, protect and unite families, create an earned path to citizenship, and promote our economic interests. Our system should be tough, fair, and practical. But I believe proposals to round up and deport 11 million individuals defy common sense. Reforms should keep families together, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because families are the bedrock of economic growth and civic engagement in Ohio and across this country. Unfortunately, Senator Portman voted against bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform--a bill that was even supported by Republicans like Senators McCain and Rubio.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a national, non-profit, public interest membership organization of concerned citizens united by their belief in the need for immigration reform. Founded in 1979, FAIR believes that the U.S. can and must have an immigration policy that is non-discriminatory and designed to serve the environmental, economic, and social needs of our country.
FAIR seeks to improve border security, to stop illegal immigration, and to promote immigration levels consistent with the national interestómore traditional rates of about 300,000 a year.
With more than 70,000 members nationwide, FAIR is a non-partisan group whose membership runs the gamut from liberal to conservative.
The ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
OnTheIssues.org interprets the 2005-2006 USBC scores as follows:
U.S. Border Control, founded in 1988, is a non-profit, tax-exempt, citizen's lobby. USBC is dedicated to ending illegal immigration by securing our nation's borders and reforming our immigration policies. USBC [works with] Congressmen to stop amnesty; seal our borders against terrorism and illegal immigration; and, preserve our nation's language, culture and American way of life for future generations.
Our organization accepts no financial support from any branch of government. All our support comes from concerned citizens who appreciate the work we are doing to seal our borders against drugs, disease, illegal migration and terrorism and wish to preserve our nation's language, culture and heritage for the next generations.
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