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How to talk about immigration. This brochure is a guide to poll tested language and a successful policy for candidates and office holders to discuss illegal immigration. Voters want real, workable solutions to illegal immigration, not more partisan talk. The Krieble Plan: A reform plan that wins elections and is good for America. I mmigrants who want to become citizens and live in the U.S. permanently would have to comply with existing laws and procedures. The Krieble Plan creates a different
  A guidefor candidatestowin electionsby talking aboutimmigration reform. How to talkabout immigration. The Krieble Plan:A reform plan that wins electionsand is good for America. This brochure is a guide to poll tested language and asuccessful policy for candidates and office holders to discussillegal immigration. Voters want real, workable solutions toillegal immigration, not more partisan talk. Vernon K. Krieble Foundation1777 S. Harrison StreetSuite 807Denver, CO 80210Phone: 303-758-3956Fax: 303-488-0068Email: info@krieble.orgwww.TempsinUSA.com of people support a plan toregister undocumented workers,provide temporary work visas forseasonal and temporary workers,penalize employers and employeeswho break the law and securethe border.*said they want a legal system toreplace the current illegal systemused by undocumented workers.*of voters think border control isimpossible without a better systemfor handling guest workers.* * Tarrance Group and Public Opinion Strategies surveys of likely voters.  75 % 8 6 % 7 8 % I mmigrants who want to become citizens and live in the U.S. permanentlywould have to comply with existing laws and procedures. The KrieblePlan creates a different system for the vast majority merely seeking work inthe U.S. ã Non-citizen workers would be put on a different track. A simple way for them and their families to legally come to the U.S. forspecific jobs and for a specific period of time. It would require them to gothrough a background check and to return home at the end of theiremployment. It would give them no special place in the citizenship line. ã Smart cards In order to allow these workers to enter the U.S. and keep track of them, a new non-citizen work permit is issued. The smart card wouldcontain personal information encoded on the card itself in a microchip,much like a credit card, and be “swiped” in order to cross the border,providing workers the ability to come and go at will, instead of feeling stuckpermanently in the U.S.. ã Controlling the border The Krieble Plan will help secure the border by providing an easymethod that allows legal workers to go through a background check andenter the country legally. This will free up the resources and manpowerneeded to control the border, and eliminate the vast majority of illegalborder crossings. ã The private sector solution The Krieble Plan allows private employment agencies, licensed by theU.S. government, to open offices in foreign countries and issue non-citizenworker permits following a required detailed background check. Thisprogram is paid for by applicant fees and businesses that want legal workers— not by taxpayers. ã Tracking workers Employers and law enforcement would be able to check the legal statusof temporary workers by simply “swiping” their cards to verify they areallowed to work at a certain location. It will remain illegal to hire a workernot in the country legally. ã Effective Law Enforcement The most powerful motivating force is human self-interest. It is whatdrives free markets. The Krieble Plan uses that principal to create a systemthat will reduce illegal immigration, control the borders, and strengthen oureconomy. Once a legal non-citizen worker card becomes available, it will bethe first resort of businesses wanting to operate legally and employees whowant to come out of the shadows.  What voters think.The do’s and don’ts of talking about illegal immigration. DO: Emphasize non-citizen workersmust register. Voters understand the need to end the current immigrationsituation where illegal workers are unregistered and unable to betracked. Studies show that voters support a plan where temporary non-citizen workers would be allowed to register with the U.S. governmentand then enter the country legally and contribute to our economy. DO: Talk about strengthening our borders. Most voters believe it is possible to secure our borders and arefrustrated with the government for not doing a better job at keepingtrack of who is entering our county and preventing criminals fromcrossing the border.Recent polls have found that while “increasing law enforcement” issupported by a majority of voters as a way to increase border security, amuch larger majority believes a practical non-citizen worker programwould do even more to secure the border. In fact, most voters thinksuch a program is essential to border control. DO: Emphasize“backgroundcheck”aspects of yourimmigration plan. Plans including a background check forimmigrants resonate positively with voters. Voterssupport mandatory background checks for non-citizen workers because they will make thecountry safer. DO: Link people coming to thiscountry with a specific job andmake them pay their fair sharefor government services. Most voters understand thatnon-citizen workers are a fact of lifein our economy. They support a plan whereworkers are entering our country only to filla specific job and only when there is a systemto track where they work and ensure they paytheir taxes. DON’T: Advocate deportingall illegal immigrants. Almost 90% of voters believe that the number of legalforeign workers will increase or remain the same in the next5-10 years.Voters are more likely to respond positively to a plan thatoffers tough penalties and does not reward illegal immigrantsfor breaking our laws. DON’T: Use terms like“amnesty”and“path to citizenship”. Policies that include amnesty and path to citizenship arenot supported by voters. Many voters see such terms correctlyas code words for rewarding currently illegal immigrants. Mostvoters do not believe granting citizenship fixes the currentimmigration problem. Nor do most foreign workers necessarilywant to become U.S. citizens. DON’T: Use the term“guest workers”. A recent poll found voters are morelikely to support a planthat uses the term“temporaryworker” over asimilar plan thatuses the term “guestworker.” Even better,use the clearer term, non-immigrant or non-citizen worker. DON’T: Skipthe issueof illegalimmigration. Candidates who failto speak to issues voterscare about will lose onelection day.    T  h eK r i e b l ep l a nf o r i m m ig r a t i o nr e f o r mc r e a t e sa n o n- c i t i z e nw o r kp e r m i tt h a t a l l o w sh o n e s tp e o p l et og e t h o n e s tw o r kl eg a l l yw i t h o u t b e c o m i ngU. S.c i t i z e n s. T ol e a r nm o r ea b o u tt h e K r i e b l ep l a nv i s i t :  w w w. T e m p s i n U SA. c o m M ost American voters believe that the currentsystem of unchecked illegal immigration isunacceptable and are frustrated that elected officialsrefuse to fix it.Voters believe we need to control our borders,enforce our laws and provide needed workers, andrefuse to believe it cannot be done.Most Americans also understand thatimmigration is a part of our history and culture, andvery few share a complete opposition to anyimmigration.There is a real opportunity for candidatesoffering real immigration reform that addressesvoters concerns on this important issue —especially during this time of economic anxiety.
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