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2008 Elections

Fred Thompson on Immigration


(Editor's Note: Thompson dropped out of the presidential race for the Republican nomination on Jan. 22, 2008, after coming in a distant third in the South Carolina Republican primary on Jan. 19, 2008. See a statement on his campaign Web site.)

He is opposed to any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants. Arrest and deportation is not a reasonable solution either. Self-deportation can be achieved by enforcing the laws against unauthorized alien workers and their employers. Without illegal job opportunities, fewer aliens will try to enter and those here illegally now will likely return home. The borders can be made more secure by doubling the immigration agents, by increasing the border patrol to at least 25,000 agents and by increasing the number of detention facilities to hold illegal aliens that have been arrested. We should also increase funding to prosecute alien smugglers, to prosecute illegal alien gangs and bolster border security.


YouTube video: Thompson talks about the need to secure the U.S. borders.


Fox10 news story: Thompson says local police should work with federal authorities to crack down on illegal immigration ( Nov. 29, 2007, Phoenix, Ariz.). Thompson criticizes the immigration bill, May 19, 2007.


— Las Vegas Sun new media managing editor Dave Toplikar compiled this report.

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