Perdue: Secure Border, Reduce Overall Immigration

Perdue: Secure Border, Reduce Overall Immigration

David Perdue, Republican candidate for the US Senate in Georgia, argued against the “Gang of Eight” Senate bill and urged increased border security in an interview on Friday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”

Perdue argued that his opponent, Democrat Michelle Nunn “has said she wants to broaden Obamacare…she also says she supports the Senate bill, the Gang of Eight bill for amnesty, which I have opposed over the last year and a half.”

He added, “she hasn’t said anything strong about securing the border… The border is not just an immigration issue, it’s a national security issue. And bringing in a million and a half legal immigrants is about five times the average over the last hundred years we had about 580,00 during the 1880 to 1920 immigration influx, but that’s just not acceptable. It puts in jeopardy the real workers here in Georgia, and that’s what I’m working so hard to do is to be the champion for them. Barack Obama wants Michelle Nunn to come to Washington to fight for him, I want to go to Washington to fight for the people of Georgia.”

Perdue also highlighted the problem of visa overstays and laid out his solution, stating “I’m not a politician. I’m a business guy. I got in here because we have got a full blown crisis and I think I can help make a difference in the Senate…I’ve stood up last year against the Chamber of Commerce when they put $3 million into the primary against me because I stood up against their position on immigration. I believe we’ve got a huge crisis with immigration, but we’ve got to break this into its components secure the border first and then start dealing with the different components of the legal immigration problem as well as the illegal immigration problem.  40% of the people here illegally came in on a visa legally, they just overstayed their visa.”

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