News from the Campaign

Deb Fischer Announces Plan to Stop Illegal Immigration

April 5, 2012

Deb Fischer Announces Plan to Stop Illegal Immigration

Lincoln, NE - Today, Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced her plan to stop illegal immigration.

“Illegal immigration is a critical challenge in this country, and in our state.  There are currently an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. and we have no way of knowing who they are and what they may have brought into our country,” Senator Fischer said.  “Illegal immigration is a threat to national security and the career politicians in Washington need to stop kicking the can down the road and enforce our laws.”

“The federal government’s failure to act has forced states like Nebraska to find solutions within their jurisdiction.  In the Nebraska Unicameral, I’ve fought against the establishment’s attempts to reward illegal immigration.  I voted against the law that provides in-state tuition for illegal aliens and I supported a bill that would repeal that law.  I also supported LB 239, a bill that will require citizens to show a photo ID when they vote, which will help prevent voter fraud by illegal aliens,” Fischer said.

“The issue of illegal immigration is complicated and emotional, but tough decisions must be made.  In the U.S. Senate, I will fight for the enforcement of our laws and oppose any attempt to reward illegal actions, just as I have done for the State of Nebraska.  The federal government has a Constitutional obligation to stop illegal immigration and as a U.S. Senator, I will set legislative priorities to secure our border, stop illegal immigration,” Fischer said.

Deb Fischer’s Legislative Priorities for Stopping Illegal Immigration:

 Secure the Borders:

  • Provide necessary funding and resources to secure the Northern border and Southern border, as well as our ports.
  • Increase the number of border patrol and enforcement agents.

Increase Workplace Enforcement:

  • Implement a mandatory E-Verify system for employers.
  • Enact stricter penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

Provide Support to State and Local Governments:

  • Allow for the expedited removal of illegal aliens with a criminal record or suspected of drug trafficking.
  • Increase funding and flexibility for state and local officials to enforce immigration laws.

Prohibit Rewards for Illegal Behavior:

  • Oppose amnesty for illegal aliens.
  • Deny benefits to illegal aliens such as in-state tuition benefits or driver’s licenses.

Stop Sanctuary Cities:

  • Cut funding to state and local governments that adopt “sanctuary city” policies.

Make English the Official Language of the United States.

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Deb Fischer Wins Straw Poll!

March 27, 2012

Deb Fischer Posts Big Win at Washington County GOP Debate and Straw Poll!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – Today, Senator Deb Fischer announced an overwhelming victory at last night’s Washington County GOP Debate and Straw Poll, which was the largest GOP straw poll held in Nebraska this year.

Throughout the debate, Senator Fischer discussed her life experiences, conservative leadership and vision for Nebraska’s future.  Voters responded to her strong debate performance, as Senator Fischer won 58% of the votes cast.  The results are listed below:

        Results:

Deb Fischer 46 (58%)

Pat Flynn 17 (22%)

Don Stenberg 13 (16%)

Jon Bruning 3 (4%)

“I am incredibly pleased and humbled by the overwhelming support I received at the Washington County GOP Debate and Straw Poll.  Our victory in that contest shows the voters aren’t looking for another career politician and that’s why my candidacy is resonating with Nebraskans,” said Senator Fischer.  “My campaign has strong momentum because I have been traveling the state, visiting with Nebraskans and organizing at the grassroots level across all 93 counties.  That’s how we will win this race for U.S. Senate in the primary and general election.”

Last night’s straw poll win continues the strong momentum for Senator Fischer’s campaign for U.S. Senate.  Last week, she received the endorsement of Maggie’s List, a national organization dedicated to electing Republican women.

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Maggie’s List Endorses Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate

March 24, 2012

Maggie’s List Endorses Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate

Maggie’s List, a federal political action committee dedicated to electing conservative women to federal office, is proud to announce the endorsement of state Senator Deb Fischer for Nebraska’s open U.S. Senate seat. This endorsement signals the national appeal and statewide need for Senator Fischer’s conservative leadership that is reinforced by her small business ranching experience and courageous service in the Nebraska Unicameral.

“Deb Fischer is a strong candidate who will work to turn the country around and help put an end to the runaway spending and anti-freedom agenda of the Obama administration and Democrat dominated U.S. Senate. Deb delivers a potent combination of fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security that we look for in national caliber candidates. She has all the right ingredients for victory,” says Sandra B. Mortham, Chairman of Maggie’s List and former Florida Secretary of State.

Senator Fischer states, “It is an honor to be endorsed by Maggie’s List and build this campaign’s momentum toward serving Nebraskans in the U.S. Senate. Congress and President Obama are spending and borrowing our country into $16 Trillion in debt and we can’t count on the same career politicians to get us out of the problem we are in. I am proud to be a different type of leader. I will use my life experiences, conservative leadership and Nebraska commonsense to form serious policy solutions to address the vital issues facing our nation.”

About Maggie’s List:
Maggie’s List is a Federal Political Action Committee created to raise awareness and funds to increase the number of conservative women elected to federal public office. Maggie’s List was founded in 2010 by a group of women with a fiscally conservative economic vision and a desire to address the underrepresentation of women in Congress. Recent endorsements include Linda Lingle, Hawaii Senate and Linda McMahon, Connecticut Senate. For more information please visit http://www.maggieslist.org

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