FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeanne Seaver – Republican Candidate for Lt. Governor declares her opposition to the concept of foreign nationals as law enforcement officers in Georgia.
Savannah, September 19, 2021- Jeanne Seaver made the following statement on the push by powerful lobbying groups on changing current state law addressing law enforcement powers and U.S. citizenship.
“All certified law enforcement officers in Georgia should be American citizens,” says Seaver. “Like most commonsense Georgians, I am steadfast in my opposition to changing current state law that already requires our courageous law enforcement officers to be Americans. I have recently received many calls and emails asking about a well-funded and repeated push by at least one influential special interest group advancing the concept that we should alter state law so as to allow non-citizens to be certified, armed law enforcement officers in Georgia.”
“This disturbing idea is part of a quiet push to eliminate supposed ‘barriers to the foreign-born’ and includes an additional effort to relax verification of legal immigration status in our occupational licensing process. I want to make it very clear that legislation that would roll back security and public safety would not move in the Georgia senate when I am Lt. Governor.”
“Including my opponents, I call on all Georgia candidates for public office to take a public stand on this dangerous and pandering insanity” said Seaver.
Seaver was equally firm in her support for reasonable levels of legal immigration and welcoming all who have come to the U.S. lawfully in search of a better life.
“Georgians happily welcome legally present workers of all descriptions. But we reject the idea that we should make it easier for illegal immigrants to obtain any help or approval to do business or find employment in the Peach State.”
Learn more about Jeanne Seaver at https://seaverforltgov.com/
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