Bill Keating on Immigration

Last Updated : Oct 06, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

IMMIGRATION

Bill Keating opposes amnesty. As a District Attorney, Bill Keating enforces our laws and believes that everyone must obey them. His office has prosecuted thousands of criminal cases that resulted in defendants being detained for immigration and deportation action. Bill believes that we must secure our borders, and wants to punish and stop corporations that hire workers here illegally. Bill does not support giving people who are here illegally access to state and federal benefits - that is not allowed and should not be allowed. The immigration mess is another example of how Washington has failed to get the job done and, if elected to Congress, Bill Keating will fight to make sure we pass a comprehensive immigration reform law on the federal level so 50 states aren't forced to act on a state-by-state basis.

 

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. Bill Keating voted against the amendment.

Bill Keating voted against 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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