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    MA District 6, REPUBLICAN, Rick Barton for CONGRESS

    Rick Barton Illegal Immigration Stances Republican Candidate Campaign Congress US House

    Name of Candidate: Richard W. “Rick” Barton

    Name of Campaign Committee: Rick Barton for Congress Committee

    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 511 Beverly, MA 01915

    Phone Contact Information: Office 978-526-9110 Fax 978-526-9221

    Campaign E-mail and website: info@rickbarton.us www.rickbarton.us

    State and District: MA 6

    Political Party: Republican

    Is the candidate (Incumbent, Challenger, Open Seat):

    Incumbents only: What is your career grade at www.betterimmigration.com ?

    Campaign Funds Raised as of most recent reporting cycle: $53,000

    This form completed by (Candidate and Campaign Managers Only):

    Candidate Background Information
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Johanna
    2 Children: Steven, Renee.
    Birth date: 05/18/1953
    Birthplace: Needham, MA
    Home City: Manchester, MA
    Religion: Catholic

    President, Barton Investments Limited Liability Company, 2004-present
    Pilot, Delta Airlines, 1987-2005
    Pilot/Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy Reserves, 1987-1992
    Pilot/Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, Active Duty 1980-1987.

    Member, Naval Aviation Foundation
    Endowment Life Member, National Rifle Association
    Member, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
    Member, American Legion Post 113
    Sustaining Member, Gun Owners Action League
    Member, Military Officers Association of America

    Top Campaign Issues:

    Border Security and Illegal Immigration, National Security, Government Spending

    Education, Awards & Honors:

    Aviation Safety, United State Navy Postgraduate School, 1984
    BS, Boston University, 1980.


    District Information

    Please give a brief description of your district:

    Comprised of 36 cities and towns north of Boston, MA. Major communities are Lynn,
    Salem, Beverly, and Gloucester. The towns of Burlington and Bedford have a high
    concentration of tech industries. Gloucester remains the fourth largest fishing
    port in the country.

    Percentage of Democrat, Republican, and Unaffiliated Voters:

    29% Democrat 14% Republican 57% Unenrolled

    Survey Questions

    (Please describe your feelings on the following with a number 1-10 or with the
    response Undecided (1=Strongly Disagree, 2-4=Disagree, 5=Neutral, 6-9 Agree,
    10=Strongly Agree)

    I believe illegal immigration can be reversed if we enforce our existing laws?
    (1-10) 10

    As a member of Congress I will use the full force of my office to ensure the
    Executive Branch starts to enforce our existing immigration laws? (1-10) 10

    Illegal Immigrants should be deported when detected in the interior of the US?
    (1-10) 10

    Law abiding and legal American citizens should be required to accept biometric
    identification? (1-10) 1

    I believe that local and state police should assist with immigration enforcement?
    (1-10) 10

    Federal taxpayer funding to groups that support illegal immigration like La Raza
    should be stopped. (1-10) 10

    I support "Comprehensive immigration reform" that would allow illegal aliens
    currently in the US to stay without fear of deportation as guest or temporary
    workers? (1-10) 1

    Illegal aliens should be allowed to leave the US and return quickly on a fast track
    as guest or temporary workers? (1-10) 1

    Illegal Immigrants should be allowed to attend state sponsored universities at in
    state tuition rates? (1-10) 1

    Employers that intentionally hire illegal aliens should be fined and or arrested
    depending on the severity. (1-10) 10

    English should be the national language of America. (1-10) 10

    I support the SPP Security and Prosperity Partnership and Agreements that combine
    the economies of America, Mexico, and Canada. (1-10) 1

    I believe the existing law that says aiding and abetting illegal aliens inside the
    US should be enforced? (1-10) 10

    Banks should be allowed to continue giving taxpayer backed home mortgages to illegal
    aliens? (1-10) 1

    Executive Branch orders to US Border Patrol to only "Catch and Release" illegal
    aliens at the border and not to speak to the media or Members of Congress should be
    rescinded? (1-10) 10

    Congress should investigate why the Executive Branch of the United States is not
    enforcing our existing immigration laws, why all fines against employers had ceased
    by 2004, and why some actions of the Executive branch appear to be more in the
    interest of drug and human smugglers than the American public? (1-10) 10

    Short Answer

    Has your campaign addressed the topic of illegal immigration in speeches,
    commercials, ads, or campaign materials? What are those messages? (Please provide
    sources or examples) Yes. I endorse securing the borders and enforcing current
    immigration law before taking on the task of immigration reform. I am strongly
    opposed to any form of amnesty. I believe in attrition through enforcement. These
    positions are clearly stated on my website, have been addressed in interviews with
    the Gloucester Daily Times on 10/10/2006. Additionally, I have expressed these
    views during on air interviews with various radio talk show hosts in the Boston
    area.



    What do you feel your opponent's stance on illegal immigration or immigration reform
    is or would be? My opponent is aligned with the Kennedy Plan for immigration
    reform. His recent votes against the Immigration Law Enforcement Act, The Secure
    Fence Act, The Federal Election Integrity Act, and HR 4437 clearly show his
    position on illegal immigration.



    Have you been endorsed by or received contributions from any other immigration
    reform or illegal immigration reduction groups at this time? No

    Would you openly accept an endorsement and or contribution from ALIPAC? Yes



    Please use the remainder of this space to share any further opinions on these
    issues. (optional)

    Despite the positive role of immigration in the history of America, there is
    widespread and deepening concern that our current immigration policies are not
    working. Poorly designed policies and weak enforcement of those policies have led to
    disturbing vulnerabilities in homeland security. In addition, these poorly designed
    policies are undermining the values and principles that traditionally have been
    associated with immigration. Large-scale immigration without effective assimilation,
    for instance, threatens social cohesion and America’s shared values. Millions of
    illegal immigrants in our country belie the core principle of the rule of law. These
    concerns cannot be left to fester. They must be addressed through a comprehensive
    reassessment of our immigration laws and procedures that is consistent with the
    fundamental principles and best traditions of this great land of opportunity. I see
    the solution to illegal immigration as a two-step process:

    1. Secure our border.

    2. Enforce our immigration laws and make the decision, finally, to deny amnesty
    to people whose first act in the United States was a violation of the law.




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    Candidate Pledge

    I, Richard W. “Rick” Barton, hereby pledge to stand with the American public to have
    the US Border secured and existing immigration laws enforced with the intention of
    reducing the number of illegal aliens entering and remaining in the US. I understand
    that the vast majority of Americans want the border secured, taxpayer benefits for
    illegal aliens ended, local police helping to enforce immigration laws, and
    employers that hire, aid, and abet illegal aliens to be charged.

    Furthermore, I will not support any trade agreement or Executive Branch treaty that
    compromises our ability to enforce our existing immigration laws and threatens US
    sovereignty.

    I will actively oppose any attempt to remove or replace the current laws that say
    illegal aliens are to be deported with a guest worker or temporary worker program
    that allows illegal aliens to stay or quickly return to the US.

    Signed,

    _________________________________________
    Candidate Name
    Richard W. “Rick” Barton
    _________________________________________
    Date
    October 12, 2006


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    Rick Barton
    Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress
    Sixth Massachusetts Congressional District
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    ALIPAC Endorses Rick Barton for Congress

    October 23, 2006
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT:
    William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)
    (866) 329-3999 or WilliamG@alipac.us

    Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is pleased to offer our endorsement to the Rick Barton for Congress campaign because Rick Barton wants our borders secured, our existing immigration laws enforced, and illegal aliens to leave the United States of America.

    "Over 80% of the voters consistently indicate they want our border secured and our existing immigration laws enforced," says William Gheen of ALIPAC. "While some lawmakers in Washington want to change our existing laws and allow illegal aliens to stay in our nation, Rick Barton will oppose any Guest Worker or Temporary Worker Program that would allow illegals to stay. Rick Barton wants illegal aliens to go back to their homes in the nations they are citizens of."

    Illegal immigration has become a top issue in the 2006 campaigns. There are currently 12-22 million illegal aliens in America. Most Americans are aware that this problem has been created by the non enforcement and minimal enforcement of our existing immigration laws. According to surveys of US Border Patrol agents, illegal crossings have increased as some US lawmakers have called for amnesty disguised as a Guest Worker or Temporary Worker Program.

    "It is common sense that for any law to be a deterrent, the penalties must be greater than the rewards." says William Gheen. "Illegal aliens can never reimburse us for what they have taken and therefore must return home. Can you imagine what America would be like if bank robbers only had to return a portion of the money when caught for robbing banks?"

    Americans are being told by some politicians such as John McCain and Edward Kennedy that they must accept a Guest Worker Program because "We cannot deport 12 million people."

    Americans do not have to deport 12 million people. Enforcement of our existing laws by fining employers, securing the border, empowering local police, and removing taxpayer benefits for illegal aliens will cause millions of illegals to leave on their own. Currently, illegal aliens are leaving the state of Georgia and parts of Pennsylvania due to local efforts to enforce the law in those areas. (See 'How To Reverse Illegal Immigration' at www.alipac.us)

    Americans for Legal Immigration is a one of the largest national organizations fighting illegal immigration. ALIPAC is a multi-ethnic organization that enjoys the support of many LEGAL immigrants. Supporters are organized in all 50 states. For more information, please visit www.alipac.us

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