As a candidate for Congress in 2006, Candidate Carney filled out a Project Vote Smart survey that said he supported an immediate citizenship for illegal aliens if they paid their back taxes, leaned English, and gained employment (see attached).
Candidate Carney's plan would amount to amnesty for those who came here illegally. It also lacked any kind of touch back provision or fine, making it even more liberal than the recent bill considered by the Senate to grant amnesty
Here's what Chris Carney actually wrote:
Border Security is National Security. As a counterterrorism expert, I am extremely concerned about our porousborders. I do not support amnesty - we cannot reward illegal behavior but we need to provide a way for illegals to earn citizenship by paying back taxes, learning English, and obtaining gainful employment. Mr. Meuser's staff left out the phrase "I do not support amnesty - we cannot reward illegal behavior" and instead inserted immediate citizenship, which is not in the section Rep. Carney wrote at all. They purposely omitted the phrase "I do not support amnesty" and inserted his own phrase "immediate citizenship."
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