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Ernst: No Exec Amnesty, Don't Double Guest Workers

Ernst: No Exec Amnesty, Don't Double Guest Workers

State Senator and Iowa candidate for the U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst, stated her opposition to executive amnesty and doubling the number of guest workers in an interview on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”

Ernst vowed to oppose any executive amnesty by President Barack Obama, arguing that immigration should be handled by the Congress, not by executive order.

On guest workers, Ernst initially said that she wanted to get American workers “excited” about current job opportunities, but added that “I don’t know if we need to be doubling it [the number of guest workers], I don’t agree with that.” And “I do believe that we need some sort of support … when it comes to agricultural workers, but what we’ve really got to do … why have we stigmatized those types of jobs that require trade school, why do we stigmatize working with our hands?”

Ernst also denied that GOP is playing it safe in the 2014 elections, pointing to her plans to visit all of the counties in Iowa before Election Day.

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