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"Bi-Partisan Framework" Opposed

The ACP opposes the "Bi-Partisan Framework" being orchestrated by Marco Rubio in the Senate:

"The American Conservative Party stands opposed to the bipartisan "statement of principles" from a group of senators, which gives illegal immigrants a clear path to citizenship.

While we understand there is a need to address the issue of 11 million illegal aliens already in our country, the first step in any reform starts with securing our border and enforcing existing immigration laws. Any actions other than these first steps is just more smoke and mirrors by politicians hoping to gain political security at the expense of national security.

Though the latter three bulletpoints sound great, the first one kills any possibility of true reform because it doesn't establish criteria for what "secure borders" actually mean. Further, the other three points can be accomplished without creating a new powerful magnet for illegal immigration. Americans cannot afford an additional 11 million dependents when we can't afford the existing entitlement system we have now."

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We Oppose Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary

President Obama's decision to nominate Thomas Perez to Labor is unacceptable. Perez's nomination by President Obama signals his plan to raise the national minimum wage. While we are for higher paying jobs and Americans earning decent paychecks, this misguided attempt to do that will cause more harm than good.

The minimum wage is set in this country so that young and inexperienced workers can gain enough knowledge to later become competitive for higher paying jobs. These young workers are usually part-time students and half are less than 25 years old.

With a fair minimum wage for both businesses and young workers, the tradeoff is acceptable. If the minimum wage is raised, employers in a slow economy will find it too expensive to hire young and inexperienced workers. In the end it hurts both employers and young workers.

Instead, we encourage the President to roll back the many regulations and taxes to free up capital and initiative. In a confident and vibrant economy, anyone willing to work can work; anyone who wants a job can find a job.

The American Conservative Party stands for proven economic principles that work. We need less arbitrary government action and more free market initiatives to get the country's economy growing again.

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We Oppose Senate Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The American Conservative Party stands opposed to the bipartisan "statement of principles" from a group of senators, which gives illegal immigrants a clear path to citizenship. While we understand there is a need to address the issue of 11 million illegal aliens already in our country, the first step in any reform starts with securing our border and enforcing existing immigration laws. Besides, the US already has in place a system and laws that grants citizenship. It's called legal immigration. Any actions other than these first steps are just more smoke and mirrors by politicians hoping to gain political security at the expense of national security. 

Americans cannot afford an additional 11 million dependents when we can't afford the existing entitlement system we have now. The American Conservative Party calls for sanity and strong action. Not from our leaders, we know that isn't possible. Instead we encourage conservatives to take their destiny into their own hands and join the American Conservative Party. 

The "framework" we strongly oppose states in part:

-- Create a tough but fair path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States that is contingent upon securing our borders and tracking whether legal immigrants have left the country when required;

-- Reform our legal immigration system to better recognize the importance of characteristics that will help build the American economy and strengthen American families;

-- Create an effective employment verification system that will prevent identity theft and end the hiring of future unauthorized workers; and,

-- Establish an improved process for admitting future workers to serve our nation’s workforce needs, while simultaneously protecting all workers.

Though the latter three bulletpoints sound great, the first one kills any possibility of true reform because it doesn't establish criteria for what "secure borders" actually mean. Further, the other three points can be accomplished without creating a new powerful magnet for illegal immigration.

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H.J. Res. 17 Removing Presidential Term Limits

Position:  OPPOSED

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