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Lincoln Chafee

 

Updated: 06/19/15

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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
 
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Chafee (DEM)
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Tell Lincoln Chafee he can do better on immigration:

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Mandate E-Verify-plus
  • As governor, Chafee rescinded an executive order requiring state contractors to use the E-Verify system.  However, Chaffee has not commented on requiring businesses across the nation to use E-Verify.  Sourcehttp://www.ri.gov/press/view/12631

Prevent illegal border entries & surges

Implement Congress-mandated enforcement & disincentives
  • While a U.S. Senator, Gov. Chafee supported efforts to give in-state tuition to illegal aliens and voted against legislation to fund immigration investigators.  As governor, Chafee supported his state's higher education board when it gave in-state tuition to illegal aliens, supports legislation that will give drivers licenses to illegal aliens, and restricted the ability of state law enforcement and corrections officials from holding illegal aliens under ICE detainers.

Finish entry-exit system to track visa overstays

End automatic birthright citizenship
  • Gov. Chafee has not addressed the issue of birthright citizenship.

Oppose work permits for illegal immigrants

Support overall reduction in annual immigration

End chain migration

Protect against unfair work-visa competition
  • While a U.S. Senator, Chafee supported numerous efforts to increase foreign worker competition for American workers, including the 2006 comprehensive amnesty bill and several pieces of legislation to increase H-2B visa numbers.  Chafee has not spoken on this issue since leaving Congress. Sourcehttps://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/congress/904/reportcard/CAREER/

End visa lottery
  • Gov. Chafee has not addressed the issue of the visa lottery.