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Martin O'Malley

 

Updated: 1/22/2016
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Democratic Convention:

Month
July
Day
25
Year
2016
Reduce competition from, and enticement for,
ILLEGAL WORK FORCE
Prevent competition from
AMNESTIED WORKERS
Reduce unfair competition from
FUTURE IMMIGRANT WORKERS
 
O'Malley

Tell Martin O'Malley he can do better on immigration:

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Mandate E-Verify-plus
  • We have not been able to locate any comments made by Gov. O'Malley regarding the E-Verify system.  To improve his grade, O'Malley needs to explicitly support mandating use of the E-Verify system.

Prevent illegal border entries & surges

Implement Interior Enforcement


Finish entry-exit system to track visa overstays
  • We have not been able to ascertain Gov. O'Malley's position on visa overstayers and implementing a biometric entry/exit system.

End automatic birthright citizenship
  • In July 2015 Gov. O'Malley released a statement against the state of Texas for refusing to give birth certificates to some U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants without valid identification documents. “Denying birth certificates to U.S, citizens is not only outrageous, it’s unconstitutional,” the former Maryland governor said in astatement released in English and Spanish. “The 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution could not be clearer. It states that ‘all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside,’ ” he said. “The Texas Department of State Health services should cease this discriminatory and unconstitutional practice immediately. Citizenship is a human right.” Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/24/martin-omalley-sides-illegal-immigrants-lawsuit-ag/?

Oppose work permits for illegal immigrants
  • In January 2016 Gov. O’Malley said that the Central American migrants targeted in the ICE deportation raids should be given TPS status that would make them eligible to work and receive benefits in the U.S. “The answer is not to deport mothers and children who walked thousands of miles to ask for refuge. The answer is to extend [Temporary Protective Status] to those who have fled from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,” O’Malley said. Source: http://www.latintimes.com/martin-omalley-urges-obama-give-central-american-migrants-legal-status-instead-362906

  • During a meeting hosted by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in June 2015, Gov. O'Malley said he "would absolutely do everything in my power" to pass comprehensive immigration reform in his first 100 days. "We need comprehensive immigration reform, and we need to engage with all our members of Congress to make that happen. And that’s what I intend to do," he said. "There’s no magic wand, there’s no easy button for this. We have to talk with one another." Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/3/hillary-clinton-martin-omalley-bernie-sanders-jock/?page=2
  • Gov. Malley also said in May 2015, "For the sake of our country's security, and our country's well-being, and our country's economic growth, we must also bring 11 million of our neighbors out of the shadows by passing comprehensive immigration reform." Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/05/30/heres-what-martin-omalley-said-when-he-launched-his-campaign/
  • Gov. O'Malley is supportive of allowing illegal aliens to remain in the United States, acknowledging that having illegal workers depresses wages for both American and illegal workers. "I actually think that when you have people living in the shadows of our society, people living off the books and not being fully recognized citizens, that you create a couple of things that are bad for wages. You create an underground economy. It’s bad for our security -- you create an underground society. And that’s bad for our country. One cannot point to an extended period of time in American history when newly arriving groups of immigrants did anything but make our country stronger." Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/features/2015-03-09/martin-o-malley-readies-his-run-as-the-un-hillary
  • In July 2015, Gov. O'Malley expressed his support for amnesty and the use of executive action. "Our fight for immigration reform is about bringing more of our neighbors out of the shadow economy and into the full light of an open and inclusive American economy. Above all, I would use executive action, to the fullest extent allowable of my authority as president of the United States to push Congress to pass comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform because that is best for the people of the United States of America." Source: http://www.latinpost.com/articles/66400/20150716/hillary-clinton-launch-new-immigration-dream-ad.htm

Support overall reduction in annual immigration
  • In November 2015 O’Malley said the U.S. should take in more Syrian refugees and said the current vetting process was adequate despite the FBI Director’s warning that the U.S. could not conduct thorough background checks. “We already have probably the most extensive vetting process for Syrian refugees of any country on the planet,” O’Malley continued. "There are 13 steps that they have to go through.” Source: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/261197-omalley-trumps-muslim-database-recalls-fascism

  • In a September 2015 interview with Democracy Now O’Malley said that the U.S. should bring in more Syrian refugees. “And we do best as a nation, and we are most credible in the exercise of our foreign policy, when we act in accordance with our deepest principles. And one of those principles, especially in the context that we’re seeing, the suffering in Syria and the refugee families fleeing with their children, little bodies washing up on the beaches, we need to step up. And I am the only candidate in this race, in either party, that has said that we should accept 65,000 refugees from Syria and step up and do our part in this crisis. I mean, one of the abiding truths of every great world religion is that you shall be kind to strangers, especially when they’re fleeing with their—for their lives and with their children. So, we are a great and a generous, and we are a good and compassionate nation. And the truth can damn well defend herself, but she needs to be stated first, and then the American people will rally to their true selves.” Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2015/9/10/we_need_to_step_up_martin
  • During a meeting hosted by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in June 2015, Gov. O'Malley expressed his support to pass comprehensive immigration reform similar to the Gang of Eight amnesty bill. "I would absolutely do everything in my power," Mr. O'Malley said. "I would not give up. ... We need comprehensive immigration reform, and we need to engage with all our members of Congress to make that happen. And that’s what I intend to do. There’s no magic wand, there’s no easy button for this. We have to talk with one another." The Gang of Eight amnesty bill would have tripled legal immigration in the first 10 years after passaage. Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/3/hillary-clinton-martin-omalley-bernie-sanders-jock/?page=2

End chain migration

Protect against unfair work-visa competition
  • During a January 2016 campaign stop in Iowa Gov. O’Malley said, “And I do not believe that new American immigrants take our jobs. No. New American immigrants make America stronger.” Source:
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/videos/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2016/01/09/78580674/

  • In his immigration plan Gov. O’Malley would make it easier for higher-skilled immigrants in the U.S. to find jobs.“Roughly one out of five highly skilled immigrants in the United States is unemployed or underemployed, unable to fully contribute their entrepreneurial efforts to America’s success. O’Malley would work with states, Congress, and federal agency partners to address barriers for high-skilled immigrant workers, such as credentialing and licensing requirements and policies; and to better provide language and technical training through the nation’s workforce system.” Source: https://martinomalley.com/policy/immigration/
  • Gov. O'Malley, when asked by an American about his views of the Gang of 8 amnesty bill that would have increased foreign worker numbers and harmed American workers, said, "I actually think that when you have people living in the shadows of our society, people living off the books and not being fully recognized citizens, that you create a couple of things that are bad for wages. You create an underground economy. It's bad for our security--you create an underground society. And that's bad for our country. One cannot point to an extended period of time in American history when newly arriving groups of immigrants did anything but make our country stronger." Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/features/2015-03-09/martin-o-malley-readies-his-run-as-the-un-hillary
  • In July 2015, Gov. O'Malley published a lengthy position paper on his website, calling for 1) an independent agency to set immigration policy, including levels of green cards and guest-worker visas and 2) make it easier for foreign professionals to work in the U.S. Source: https://martinomalley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/OMalley-Immigration-Reform-Goals.pdf
  • During an August 2015 MSNBC interview O’Malley repeated his support to offer illegal aliens amnesty. “If we want wages to go up again in our country, then let's get 11 million of our neighbors out of the underground economy and into the full light of an American economy where they can work on the books, make contributions to our country, make their families stronger, and thereby make our country stronger,” he said. Source: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/08/25/martin_omalley_unscrupulous_charlatan_donald_trump_is_scapegoating_other_human_beings_weak.html

End visa lottery