Donald Trump has made immigration a major issue in the presidential race. On the congressional level, a number of candidates on the ballot for the June 7 primary have staked out interesting positions on the problem of illegal aliens:
- District 2: During last week’s televised debate, George Holding told the audience he’s not at all interested in giving a break — a “pathway to citizenship” — to people who have already broken the law. We were also reminded during the debate that Renee Ellmers voted against (1) defunding Obama’s executive order on amnesty (2) as well as a bill prioritizing the deportation of sex offenders.
- District 6: In a non-televised candidate forum in Sanford Friday night, Mark Walker told the audience he is NOT for deporting illegal aliens already living in this country.
- District 9: Robert Pittenger has earned praise from a pro-amnesty PAC run by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Harris was supportive of a pathway–to-citizenship resolution passed by the Southern Baptist Conference while he was head of that organization.