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Republican candidate for Missouri’s 5th district, Jacob Turk issued a press release denouncing the Obama administration’s creation of a hotline to help illegals fight deportation, launched between Christmas and News Years when few people were paying attention to the news.
Kansas City, Missouri- Today, Jacob Turk, Republican candidate for Missouri’s 5th district denounced the Obama administration’s creation of a hotline to help illegals fight deportation.
“This is a waste of taxpayer resources. The federal government should not be using funds to help illegal immigrants fight deportation. It sends the wrong message that we are not serious about securing our borders,” said Turk.
The Homeland Security Department has launched a toll free hot line that is staffed 24 hours a day. Personnel from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement man the line to answer questions on how to fight deportation. The hotline number is (855) 448-6903.
“Taxpayer funds should be used to help our legal citizens or pay down the debt. It shouldn’t be used to help keep people who broke our laws in the country,” said Turk.
Turk supports the Obama administration’s Secure Communities program that helps expedite the deportation of criminal illegal immigrants by granting local law enforcement access to fingerprint databases making it easier to identify who is in this country illegally. The program is supposed to quickly deport illegal immigrants who have further broken our laws and are violent offenders. It is a way of making our streets safer. Turk believes that the new hotline established by Homeland Security completely undermines the program.
Turk suggests that these funds would be better spent on securing the borders than giving advice to illegal immigrants on how to circumvent American law.
Having come very close to defeating Congressman Emanuel Cleaver in 2010 and closer than any Republican in the 5th district since 1946, Turk is in a strong position to defeat the incumbent next November.
Jacob Turk has been a resident of the 5th Congressional District for 31 years. After completing his Marine Corps service, Turk attended college thanks to the GI Bill, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri. After owning his own small business for 12 years, Turk went to work for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a programmer and analyst in the research department. Jacob holds the principles of our Constitution and our nation most dear: a nation founded by the ideals of free enterprise, freedom of speech and religious expression; where one can rise from poverty to prosperity in a single generation through hard work and determination; where people are free to succeed and free to fail.
Jacob Turk- Republican for Missouri’s 5th District. We believe representatives must listen to all. Lead with integrity. Protect life and property. Champion opportunity. Leadership. Not politics.