Louisiana Senate candidate and current Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) expressed his opposition to increased guest workers, and support for securing the border before any further immigration reform was pursued in addition to repatriating the unaccompanied minors and family units that have recently crossed the border on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show.”
“I sent a letter to the Speaker a year and a half ago saying we should pursue immigration reform in a stepwise process. First, secure the border, secure the border, secure the border [and] take care of visa overstays… We are on the record, you have to secure the border and take care of visa overstays before anything else is considered” he stated.
Cassidy further pointed to legislation he sponsored to deal with the unaccompanied minors and family units that have come across the border, reporting “Senator Vitter and I proposed a law which would process them … within two to three weeks and then return them home, no matter their country of origin.”
He further contrasted his position against illegal immigration, amnesty, and increased guest workers with incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), who has expressed her support for increasing guest workers and amnesty, declaring Landrieu sided with “the plutocrats [and] the rich people against the interests of the working middle class.” And “she represents Barack Obama, I represent the people of Louisiana.”
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