Politics

Rep. Gary Miller Removes His Anti-Immigration Videos, Website

| by Michael Allen
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Rep. Gary Miller (R-TX) recently pulled some videos from his official YouTube page that showed his strong opposition to undocumented immigration.

This may be because Rep. Miler's district (31st district in California) is 50 percent Latino and 65 percent support immigration reform.

However, copies of the videos were posted by Buzzfeed.com.

Rep. Miller says on one of the videos (below): “You've got fifteen million Americans unemployed, eight million illegals working in this country. There's no justification allowing them to take American jobs from unemployed people."

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On an older version of his website site, now removed, Rep. Miller said how he wanted to remove the birthright citizenship to children (of illegal immigrants) born in the United States, which would violate the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.

The old campaign website was archived at UCLA.edu:

An anchor baby is a child born in the United States to illegal aliens. Under the current interpretation of the law, the baby is a U.S. citizen and the parents, under the family reunification provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act, are then fast tracked to also become U.S. citizens.

Congressman Miller is working to end this practice by amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to require a person born in the United States, in order to gain citizenship, must have at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen or national, a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States or a resident performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Rep. Miller also advocated deporting between 12 and 20 million undocumented immigrants:

There are 12 to 20 million illegal immigrants right now in the United States, or more specifically 12 to 20 million law breakers who flaunt our immigration laws.  Congressman Miller advocates that illegal immigrants apprehended must remain in custody until removed from the United States.

Rep. Miller’s office dodged Buzzfeed.com's questions about the video removals, but said: “Congressman Miller agrees that our immigration system is badly broken and needs to be fixed. He believes in an immigration policy that promotes economic growth, strengthens public safety, and establishes a strong mandatory employment verification system to protect American jobs for American workers and eliminates the exploitation of unauthorized workers."

"Since January, over 30 groups and hundreds of individuals have visited our offices to discuss this complex and critical issue. Congressman Miller’s position will continue to evolve as we continue to listen and gather input from residents, business leaders, and law enforcement officials to ensure that the needs of the Inland Empire are met.”

Source: UCLA.edu, Buzzfeed.com,Wikipedia.org