Scott Tipton on Immigration

Last Updated : Oct 13, 2010

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Immigration

American citizenship is the single common factor that bridges all social, economic and cultural divides in America. I have always been proud of the immigrant tradition in America and of the vision of our great country as “a shining city on a hill” offering freedom-lovers from all over the world the opportunity to make something of themselves in America. I believe it is important that we continue to welcome those who seek to come to this country legally, but I strongly oppose amnesty or any special benefits for illegal immigrants. I believe we must secure our borders as a matter of national security. In Congress I will work to punish employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants and oppose any and all policies that offer rewards to people who come here illegally.

 

Voting Record

Removing Funds for Lawsuits

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congresswoman Black of Tennessee. The Amendment was to prohibit the use of funds to be used by the Attorney General to originate or join in any lawsuit that sought to overturn, enjoin, or invalidate Immigration Enforcement Laws in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arizona, Utah, Indiana, Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia. The amendment passed 238-173 with most Republicans supporting it and most Democrats opposing it. Scott Tipton voted in favor of the amendment.

Scott Tipton voted in favor of the amendment.

 

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