Campaign 2010

May 14, 2008

National Republicans Hit Wrong Target on Immigration


Yesterday, national Republicans took aim at Chris Carney for leading a bipartisan delegation to the border, to see firsthand what our country is doing to solve the immigration crisis and working with border patrol agents and government officials to solve the problem. 

Rather than responding with constructive solutions to the immigration crisis, Chris Hackett took time to weigh in, touting a "holistic" immigration policy—one that clearly excludes his own home and business. Hackett has admitted to employing undocumented workers, and has had his business questioned for hiring workers of questionable immigration status.

"Even national Republicans would agree that Chris Hackett has an abysmal record when it comes to immigration," said Carrie James, regional press secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  "Chris Hackett says he's tough on immigration, but in reality he has confessed that his company and his family have hired illegal immigrants, and he has shown that he doesn't have a clear understanding of what it takes to secure our borders.  How can we trust Chris Hackett to solve a national immigration crisis, if he can't even manage to follow the law at his own company?  Congressman Carney has been a leading voice in Congress on immigration and border security - chairing committee hearings on border security oversight, fighting for tough measures to protect Pennsylvania families and a responsible solution the immigration crisis."