Oppose amnesty; wrong to reward illegal behavior Illegal immigrants are breaking the law. I know that it is wrong to reward this illegal behavior by granting amnesty to the millions of illegal aliens within our borders. I will work for more funding to increase the number of Border Patrol officers and Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agents. Employers should have an easy and effective way to verify the residency status of employees. Employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens must be held accountable. Source: 2008 House campaign website, robwittmanforcongress.com , Apr 1, 2008
Support fence construction where most illegal aliens cross I will work to secure our borders by supporting fence construction along portions of the border where most illegal aliens cross, a wider “virtual fence” of surveillance cameras, motion sensors, and other high-tech surveillance devices, and the increased presence of more Border Patrol officers.Illegal immigrants are breaking the law. I know that it is wrong to reward this illegal behavior by granting amnesty to the millions of illegal aliens within our borders. Source: 2008 House campaign website, robwittmanforcongress.com , Mar 8, 2008
End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. Wittman signed H.R.1868 Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to consider a person born in the United States "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States for citizenship at birth purposes if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is:
a U.S. citizen or national;
a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States; or
an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Acknowledge the right of birthright citizenship established by section 1 of the 14th amendment to the Constitution, regarding a person born in the United States.The amendment made by subsection (a)(3) shall not be construed to affect the citizenship or nationality status of any person born before the date of the enactment of this Act. [OnTheIssues note: This bill would change the existing interpretation of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which currently defines as a US citizen any person born within US territory. This bill intends to remove the right of illegal aliens to gain US citizenship by bearing children while in the country illegally; the issue is known by bill supporters as "anchor babies"] Source: Birthright Citizenship Act 09-HR1868 on Apr 2, 2009
Rated A+ by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. Wittman scores A+ by ALIPAC, Americans for Legal ImmigrationALIPAC supporters have a diverse range of opinions, yet we are united in the belief that more should be done to reduce illegal immigration. ALIPAC supports those that legally immigrate, but we DO NOT support any amnesty, visa expansion, or "Guest Worker" program designed to reward illegal aliens or legalize their presence in the US. We support a peaceful, non racist, rule of law approach to resolving illegal immigration. America is a land of generous and caring people, but our hospitality and values are being strained and abused by those who are willing to break the law and take our jobs and our tax dollars. America's illegal alien population will begin to shrink instead of grow if we support candidates that will reflect the will of the vast majority of American citizens.
FOUR POINT PLATFORM: "Simply enforce our existing immigration laws!"
Secure Our Borders
Crack down on employers that intentionally hire illegals
Remove incentives and rewards to illegals such as licenses, welfare, and other taxpayer benefits
Enforce our existing laws and deport illegal aliens when convicted of crimes or detected during routine law enforcement activities.
Source: ALI website 10-ALI on Nov 2, 2010 Declare English as the official language of the US. Wittman co-sponsored declaring English as the official language of the USThis bill declares English as the official language of the United States, establishes a uniform English language rule for naturalization.
The United States is comprised of individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds, and continues to benefit from this rich diversity.
Throughout the history of the United States, the common thread binding individuals of differing backgrounds has been the English language.
Federal Representatives of shall have an obligation to enhance the role of English as the official language of the Federal Government.
The official functions of the Government of the United States shall be conducted in English.
All citizens should be able to read and understand generally the English language text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the laws of the US.
All naturalization ceremonies shall be conducted in English.
Source: English Language Unity Act (H.R.997) 2007-HR997 on Feb 12, 2007