The Marietta Daily Journal – Around Town Candidate’s press release reminds senators they’re on Immigration Hot Seat

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Jun

The Marietta Daily Journal – Around Town Candidate’s press release reminds senators they’re on Immigration Hot Seat

STATE HOUSE Majority Whip Ed Lindsey is running for Congress, not Senate, but that didn’t stop him from reminding U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss (both R-Ga.) that they are very much on the political hot seat when it comes to how they’ll vote this week or next on the Schumer-Rubio immigration amnesty bill.

Lindsey, a Buckhead Republican hoping to succeed U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey as 11th District Congressman next year when Gingrey runs to succeed the retiring Chambliss, sent out a press release on Monday urging Isakson and Chambliss to vote against the measure. Lindsey noted he successfully co-sponsored Georgia’s tough anti-illegal immigration bill (HB 87) in 2011 and said there are numerous flaws in the Schumer-Rubio plan.

“The remedies offered in the proposed bill are inadequate to assure that our borders will be truly sealed and protected from unlawful entry,” he said. “No nation can long survive and guarantee the safety of its people without properly regulating who enters its territory.”

Lindsey said he is opposed to a pathway to citizenship for those who enter the country illegally.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Around Town Candidate’s press release reminds senators they’re on Immigration Hot Seat.

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