August 17, 2011
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America's largest political action committee addressing illegal immigration is issuing public thanks to presidential candidate Michele Bachmann for becoming the first candidate of 2012 to make border security and illegal immigration control a top issue.
The Associated Press reports on April 16 that Bachmann made illegal immigration an issue in Greenville, SC as part of her three state tour.
Michele Bachmann is reported to have said "lax enforcement of immigration laws was a threat to the nation's security. She agreed with a town hall questioner at a Greenville stop that U.S. troops should be redeployed from South Korea to south Texas."
The report also states that Bachmann said "The problem has been in our unwillingness to enforce the laws that are on the books." and "How do you solve it? You build a barrier, a fence, a wall — whatever you want to call it. You build it...As president of the United States, every mile, every yard, every foot, every inch will be covered on that southern border."
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Americans who support legal immigration and oppose illegal immigration and any form of Amnesty for illegals welcome these comments.
"It is great to hear Michele Bachmann put the illegal immigration issue into the spotlight," said William Gheen of ALIPAC. "She has hit the nail on the head describing the cause of the problem being the under enforcement of our existing laws. By stating her intent to put barriers on our southern border backed by troops she is showing the strength and resolve voters want to see."
ALIPAC endorsed Bachmann as a congressional candidate, but does not endorse candidates running for president. Instead, the national organization ranks presidential candidates as being for either AMNESTY or ENFORCEMENT since any form of Comprehensive or Dream Act Amnesty for illegals would destroy any future enforcement efforts for America.
While Bachmann's records on the issue of illegal immigration are under review along with the records of Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, and others, her latest comments could place her into ALIPAC's ENFORCEMENT category.
"We acknowledge that Michele Bachman is the first presidential contender of the 2012 race to make border security and illegal immigration a top issue for her campaign," said William Gheen. "Now we just need to make sure that she will indeed enforce our existing immigration and border laws instead of supporting Dream or Comprehensive Amnesties that would undermine any and all enforcement efforts."
For more information about ALIPAC and the stances of federal candidates regarding illegal immigration, please visit or contact us through http://www.alipac.us