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Positions and Views of Gary Swing
on Immigration
Previous Candidate for U.S. House Of Representatives Congressional District 6, Colorado
Age: 46
Party: Green Party of Colorado
Phone: (303) 720-4541
Address: 6000 W. Yale Ave.
Denver CO 80227
 
Gary Swing's positions and views on the issues:
Links are only provided where we have information. The first link is a report of all issues and questions made available to the candidates.
Immigration Positions and Views
Immigration, a General Statement

I oppose the racist scapegoating of immigrants. We must address the real causes of high immigration levels: an unsustainable, high consumption lifestyle in the United States; globalist economic policies that exploit Third World nations for the benefit of transnational corporations; and labor policies designed to drive down wages. We must reform international trade policies to protect labor, human rights, and the environment. Fair trade should promote local self-reliance, not foreign corporate domination. Permanent border passes should be granted to citizens of Mexico and Canada. It should be easy to get work permits that are not tied to a specific employer.

Tom Tancredo is the only minor party candidate who has received significant media attention in Colorado this year. Tancredo is running for governor on an agenda of anti-immigrant bigotry. If he gets more than 10% of the vote, the American Constitution Party will qualify as a major party. Despite its name, the Constitution Party advocates theocratic government based upon biblical law. We already have two fascist major parties in Colorado. We don't need a third.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Immigration Reform

I support a reasonable pathway to citizenship.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Opposed.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws

Opposed.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Opposed.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

State and Local Immigration Laws

Opposed.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Border Control & Fence

Opposed

Source: Gary Swing (Write-in) (10/22/2008)

Guest Worker Program

This is the modern equivalent of indentured servitude. I oppose the program.

Source: Gary Swing (Write-in) (10/23/2008)

Securing Our Borders

We should demilitarize the borders.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Visa Enforcement

I understand that is already a $25 late fee for missing a VISA card payment, and your interest rate can also be jacked up dramatically.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Arizona's Strict New Immigration Law

I oppose this.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

English-Only Laws

I oppose this.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Deportation

It depends upon where you want to deport me to.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

I support reasonable opportunities for undocumented resident aliens to apply for citizenship.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Self-Deportation

Currently, I do not have sufficient financial resources available to deport myself. I would need to be able to obtain legal, gainful employment overseas before I could seriously consider living in another country. The "love it or leave it" argument is idiotic. Nevertheless, I would like to expatriate some day a country that is more sane than the United States. If someone were to offer me gainful employment in Western Europe, South America, or New Zealand, I would be happy to consider the offer.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Real ID Act

I oppose the real ID act.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Database Of Foreigners

I absolutely oppose this.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Americanization

Opposed.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Immigration Application Fees

Opposed

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Using National Guard Troops to Secure Mexican Border

Absolutely opposed.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Employers Who Hire Illegals

It should be easy to apply for legal employment.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Illegal Immigration as a Felony

Opposed

Source: Gary Swing (Write-in) (10/23/2008)

Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

Support

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants

Absolutely opposed.

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

Immigrant Troops

I oppose the practice of recruiting foreign mercenaries to participate in American war crimes.

Source: Gary Swing (Write-in) (10/23/2008)

Legal Status for Undocumented Farm Workers

Support

Source: Gary Swing (10/26/2010)

English as the Official National Language

No. I oppose racism and bigotry.

Source: Gary Swing (09/03/2010)

Alien Minors

Extraterrestrials should not be forced to work in mines.

Source: Gary Swing (09/03/2010)

Minutemen Project

Opposed.

Source: Gary Swing (09/03/2010)

These are available issue topics for which there were no responses.
Social Services to Undocumented Immigrants
E-Verify System
Undocumented Immigrants Impact on US Economy
High-Skilled Worker Immigration
Citizenship through Military Service
Review of the 14th Amendment
Driver's Licenses to Illegals
Organization of American States (OAS) Diplomacy
H-1B Program
Undocumented Immigrants
Electronic Verification System for Employers
Immigrant Birthright Citizenship
Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
Legal Residency for Immigrant Youth
Permanent Partners Immigration Act
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