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Britt’s ‘extreme’ border policies earn national ranking

A national left-wing immigration organization is sounding its alarm over Republican U.S. Senate nominee Katie Britt’s “extreme views” on border security.

Boundless, a Seattle-based entity that opposes conservative reforms to the nation’s border crisis, recently released a list of its so-called “Top 10 most anti-immigrant” senatorial candidates. The list features candidates opposed to mass migration and open border policies.

The organization, which bills itself as a “modern immigration company,” is a law firm that profits from helping foreign nationals gain U.S. citizenry by providing an array of visa and green card-related services.

In an attempt to paint Britt in a negative light, the organization ranked her as the No. 2 most “extreme” candidate on the issue of border security — something which will likely please a large majority of Alabama voters.

“A staunch supporter of ‘securing America’s borders,’ Katie Britt wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, bring back Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, and supports increasing military spending and Border Patrol funding,” wrote Boundless.

“She blames immigration for the spike in ‘deadly drugs, violen[t] crime and human trafficking’ in Alabama and for fueling the nation’s opioid and fentanyl crisis,” the organization added. “She believes immigration has driven down Americans’ wages, and plans to restrict diversity visas and decrease legal immigration by half.”

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Britt, who has proposed a comprehensive plan to combat illegal immigration in an effort to “put American workers first,” has made border security a central tenet of her campaign.

Along with finishing border wall construction and reinstating former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” rule, Britt has advocated for ending the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s catch and release policies.

Ending illegal immigration, according to Britt, is “only half the problem.”

“For decades, American workers have seen stagnant wage growth,” Britt had said. “Under President Biden, wages are growing at a rate lower than inflation, which is crushing hardworking Alabamians and retirees.”

The first-time candidate also suggests the market’s supply of immigrant labor has “driven down the wages of Alabamians, especially those without college degrees.”

The following are proposed measures as outlined in Britt’s immigration plan:

  • Reduce overall legal immigration to a “sensible level” and transition to a new system that prioritizes skills and merit over family-ties.
  • Overhaul guest worker programs that “depress wages and rob American workers of job opportunities.”
  • Permanently address the “deeply flawed and corrupt” EB-5 investor visa program.
  • Require all employers to use E-Verify.

The candidate plans to cosponsor U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-Ark.) “RAISE Act,” which would cut in half the number of immigrants allowed into the nation. The bill also ends the current chain migration system, establishes a merit-based immigration system, and eliminates the diversity visa lottery system.

Additionally, Britt has stated her intentions to clarify via legislation that birthright citizenship only applies to individuals born to U.S. citizens or those lawfully residing in the nation.

Britt will face Democrat Will Boyd in the Nov. 8 general election for the seat held by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa).

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated.

Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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