Thursday, March 06, 2014

Representative Huizenga Responds...

Dear Mr. Buist:

Thank you for contacting me about immigration reform. I appreciate hearing from you.

A workable and effective immigration bill is an important objective of the House of Representatives, and the discussion should certainly recognize America's immigrant heritage and respect the enormous contributions of immigrants by encouraging and enforcing legal immigration.

The focus, however, must remain on border security and a legal identification process rather than providing amnesty. Individuals who break the law as their first act on American soil should not be rewarded with a path to citizenship.

Instead of amnesty, a reasonable and practical guest worker program should be implemented for those who want to come here for a limited time in order to gain employment. For example, Michigan's agricultural output often depends on the work of immigrants willing to do the hard work of farming. A guest worker program would mutually benefit both employer and employee.

I will advocate for rational and balanced immigration reform that opposes amnesty, ensures more secure borders, urges respect for the rule of law, does not reward illegal behavior, and provides economic justice for hardworking Americans.

Thank you for the message. Should any bill come before the House of Representatives for a vote, I will keep your views in mind.


Bill Huizenga
Member of Congress

~ So disappointed how my reformed Christian U.S. Representative almost completely disregards the biblical text in his views of 'the stranger', 'the foreigner, 'the alien.'

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