Adam Kinzinger on Immigration

Last Updated : Sep 02, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

IMMIGRATION

We are a nation of immigrants but there is a legal way to come to America. Illegal immigration places an extreme burden on our public services and our communities – a burden that is not sustainable.

In order to address this issue effectively, we need to first and foremost secure our borders. If we solved our illegal immigration problem tomorrow, the matter would only become a problem again without proper actions in securing our borders. The National Guard is an effective tool in getting us one-step closer to securing our border. In a post 9/11 world, an open border creates an opportunity for terrorists to cross into our nation undetected. As an Air National Guard pilot, I have flown troops and supplies to border operations in support of Operation Jump Start. I have also worked in Washington, DC scheduling airlift into that region. This has shown me firsthand the important support roles our National Guard can play in helping solve this problem.

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. Adam Kinzinger voted in favor of the amendment.

Adam Kinzinger voted in favor of the amendment.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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