ALIPAC's 2012 Candidate Survey

Name of Candidate: Joe Kaufman

Name of Campaign Committee: Joe Kaufman for Congress

Mailing Address: 4577 Nob Hill Rd., Suite 101, Sunrise, FL 33351

Phone Contact Information: 954-641-3449

Campaign E-mail and website:,

State and District: Florida, District 23

Political Party: Republican

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

Incumbents only: What is your career grade at

Campaign Funds Raised as of most recent reporting cycle: About $180,000

This form completed by (candidate and campaign managers Only):

Candidate Background Information

Top Campaign Issues: Economy, jobs, health care, energy, national security, immigration, tax reform

Are the issues of illegal immigration and Amnesty addressed on your campaign website? If so, please provide us with a link. Yes,
Economic Recovery Florida | Republican Foreign Policy | Florida Republicans on Medicare | Joe Kaufman for Congress

Is your campaign using any commercials or direct mail to address illegal immigration? If so, please provide links to examples. Not yet, but we do have videos that address the matter. See
Joe Kaufman's Speech to the Tea Party for 'Tax Day,' April 15, 2011 - YouTube

Education, Awards & Honors: Communications Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park; recently named a representative of Friends for Israel and a signatory to their work, which includes signatures from Presidents Reagan and Bush, Prime Ministers Netanyahu and Sharon, and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

District Information

Please give a brief description of your district: It runs from the Weston area in West Broward to the Hollywood area in East Broward down to the Miami Beach area in Miami-Dade. There is a large senior population, a large Jewish population, and a large Hispanic population. There are many churches and synagogues of all denominations.

Percentage of Democratic, Republican, and Unaffiliated Voters: 50% Democrat, 25% Republican, 25%Independent

10 Survey Questions

(Please describe your beliefs 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)

If elected/reelected to Congress I will stop Obama's Department of Justice lawsuits against states like Arizona, South Carolina, and Alabama that are tying to stop illegal immigration with state legislation. (1-10) 10

As a member of Congress I will use the full power of my office, including impeachment if necessary, to ensure the Executive Branch starts to enforce our existing border and immigration laws. (1-10) 10

Illegal Immigrants should be deported when detected in the interior of the US. (1-10)
[as well as potentially serve jail time] 10

I will oppose any form of Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal immigrants currently in the US because allowing them to become voters would destroy future immigration enforcement efforts. (1-10) 10

If I am elected/reelected to office, I will use the full power of my office to end Obama's prosecutor discretion Amnesty for illegal aliens that was decried via Executive memo and designed to bypass the Congress and the current immigration laws of the United States. (1-10) 10

I support Comprehensive Immigration ENFORCEMENT of America's popularly supported existing immigration and border laws, which will reverse illegal immigration in America. (1-10) 10

I believe that illegal immigration constitutes a form of invasion that all states should be protected against according to Article IV. Section 4 the US Constitution. (1-10) 10

If elected/reelected to office, I will use the full power of my office to assure all federal employees and elected officials involved with the Gunwalker Fast and Furious Scandal face justice through criminal trials even if the investigation continues to suggest that employees and officials in the White House were involved. (1-10) 10

I oppose any non-emergency taxpayer benefits for illegal aliens, including welfare, food stamps, licenses, and in-state tuition subsidies. (1-10) 10

I believe that employers who intentionally hire illegal aliens should be heavily fined. (1-10) 10


If elected or re-elected to the US Congress, I will oppose any form of Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal aliens, including Comprehensive Immigration Reform which would make millions of illegal immigrants voters thus destroying future borders of America. I will use the full power of my office, including impeachment if necessary, to insure the Executive Branch secures America's border immediately and begins to adequately enforce the existing immigration and border laws of the United States, which were enacted by Congress at the behest of America's citizenry. I understand that the failure of the Executive Branch to secure our borders and enforce existing immigration laws is depriving all Americans of a Republican form of government and depriving our states of protection from invasion as mandated by the US Constitution Article 4 Section 4. I will reverse Obama's executive memo instructing federal prosecutors to grant a form of Amnesty to illegal aliens via 'prosecutor discretion' and I will work to assure that all federal employees and office holders (including White House officials and employees) responsible for using US tax monies to buy assault weapons for the organized crime cartels importing illegal aliens and drugs into America will face trial. I intend to use the power of Congress to immediately remedy this problem that is costing many Americans their jobs, wages, taxpayer resources, property, security, and sometimes their very lives.

So help me God,

Joe Kaufman