WEBER REACTS TO DACA—VOWS “COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM” IF ELECTED IN NJ-3.
BARNEGAT, NJ: New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District Independent Candidate Martin Weber is vowing to achieve what he calls “fair and comprehensive immigration reform” in his reaction to the DACA decision recently handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court has narrowly ruled on DACA, but there are still a lot of questions to be answered as far as the long-term solutions to immigration in America”, says Weber. “We need to find a way to demonstrate compassion for those who truly are seeking the American Dream…there are many in the DACA program that represent this.”
Weber, 56, is the owner of YoBuck Landscaping Company in Barnegat and sits on the Zoning Board in town. He is a U.S. Army Veteran and former Captain of the Barnegat Volunteer First Aid Squad.
Weber proposes the “Liberty with Service Act”, which would allow for immigrants to earn citizenship with military service. According to the U.S. and Immigration Services (USCIS), if you serve honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces for at least one year during a period of peacetime, you may be eligible to apply for naturalization. While some general naturalization requirements apply under INA 328, other requirements may not apply or are reduced. Weber is calling for successful training, honorable service for an enlistment period to be eligible for citizenship. “Let’s say your military job requires your enlistment to be four years (noting there are different enlistment periods for certain jobs), you serve this country with honor and dignity throughout that time, you should be sworn-in”, Weber declares. “If you respect this country enough to serve it honorably, you should have the honor of becoming a naturalized citizen of this country.”
As for overall immigration concerns, Weber recognizes the need for sufficient border security, as well as the fact that there are people who are hard-working, law-abiding people who are here and have been “stuck” in the system (in some cases, for over a decade). “We have people here who obey the laws, send their kids to (and support) local schools, and want to be Americans…why is it so difficult for these people to achieve naturalization?” comments Weber. “If you respect and obey our laws, you should have the opportunity to stay and achieve your American Dream…if you do not respect and obey our laws, you have to leave, plain and simple.”
Weber also feels that career politicians have hijacked this policy issue in an effort to divide the country based on partisan lines. “Why can’t we come together and see how great America truly is?” says Weber. “Immigrants have risked everything they have to come here for over a century because they see what makes this country such a special place.” Weber states this is another example of why term limits need to be put into motion for members of Congress, citing the way politicians use gridlock to get re-elected instead of serving the people.
Press inquiries about Martin Weber’s stance on immigration reform can be directed to the campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the campaign, please visit our Facebook page: Martin Weber for Congress. The campaign has also attached a recent photo of Mr. Weber as well as our logo.