MEDIA STATEMENT REGARDING
Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly’s exploratory committee to run for CA Governor
He continued: “We, as conservative Republicans, call upon members of our party in Congress to support real reforms to our antiquated immigration laws. That includes creating a 21st-century, market-based, temporary-worker system that pairs labor with businesses needs and gives both future immigrants and those illegal immigrants who are already here an opportunity to gain legal status so they no longer have to live in fear.”
Last year, the Lincoln Club adopted a three-point Immigration Reform Policy Statement that features a temporary guest-worker program and a pathway to legal residency, not citizenship. The policy statement, which can be found online at http://www.lincolnclub.org/aboutus/immigration-statement/ includes support for increasing border security and employer enforcement, but calls for the creation of a modern guest-worker program that allows both foreign workers and illegal immigrants already here to apply for temporary work permits, provided they pay certain fees and meet certain requirements such as proof of employment and passing a criminal background check.
Founded in 1962, the Lincoln Club of Orange County is an association of business men and women and professionals who support candidates and causes to limit the size of government, and promote low taxes and pro-business policies. More info: www.lincolnclub.org.