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Dirk Konopik

 

Updated Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

 

Dirk Konopik (GOP)

Candidate Notes

Oppose Amnesty: "My goal, if elected to the U.S. Senate for CA, is to actually address the rampant illegal immigration problem. Congress has failed to remedy the situation, and the notion that more than 11 million people could be deported from the U.S. is absurd. I propose a window period of amnesty for those illegal immigrants here and that the National Guard secure the border."

Support Attrition Through Enforcement: "I believe that the primary way to deal with the existing illegal immigrant population is to grant a window period of amnesty for those here and to have the National Guard secure the border. However, I do believe that just laws should be enforced until the time that legislation can be passed to grant a window period of amnesty."

Support Mandatory E-Verify: "I do not believe that those who have chosen to come to America illegally should receive the privilege of receiving employment opportunities that Americans should be providing to other Americans. That being said, American business owners who knowingly choose to break the law should also be held accountable for their crimes to a much greater degree."

Oppose Sanctuary Policies & Other Incentives: "Though states rights are a vital aspect of our nation, when state or local governments choose to disregard just Congressional laws, the offending party must surely be contfronted and reprimanded. The inability of any Congress to address rogue legislators will convey weakness of the federal government to the populace."

Support Completion of US-VISIT: "Though I am not an expert regarding the specifics of this project, the principal goal, based upon the brief summary posted above, appears to be logically beneficial to the security of America and its citizens. However, I would need to seek knowledgeable counsel as to the realistic viability of the project before I would support it if elected to the U.S. Senate. National security is, and will always be, a priority of mine."

Support Border Security: "It is the responsibility of the federal government to ensure the security of our nation's borders. If current measures are not addressing the problem, then they must be revised."

Oppose Chain Migration: "Not all family units are strictly limited to a spouse and minor children. Many families care for grandparents or disabled extended family members. Any immigration policy must take these possible family dynamics into account."

Oppose Visa Lottery: "I do not believe the lottery is properly addressing the illegal immigration problem. However, I am not an expert regarding the lottery and am open to knowledgeable counsel regarding it."

Oppose Unnecessary Worker Importation: "Representatives in Congress should always make U.S. workers a priority regarding employment opportunities."

Support a Reduction in Total Immigration: "I believe that legal immigration is a vital component of America. This is especially important now seeing how Americans have murdered over 50,000,000 of our own sons and daughters through abortion since 1973. To make the argument that America is overcrowded due to immigrants, and then disregard the fact that if abortion was illegal we would most likely have 50,000,000 more American citizens living in the U.S. today, is nonsensical. In addition, as many of the illegal immigrants in the U.S. are also Christian, these additions will, in fact, benefit our national moral and ethical foundation."

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to NumbersUSA survey.
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to NumbersUSA survey.
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