What is Oregon's best chance of getting a governor who will do something about illegal aliens? Allen Alley.
This may sound strange coming on the heels of his horribly misguided comments on the new pro-enforcement law in Arizona. Alley is wrong about that.
But he has the right solution for effectively combating identity theft and job theft in Oregon by making the E-Verify program mandatory for all employers.
Once employers are required to verify the legal work eligibility of their employees our illegal alien population will be forced to look elsewhere, probably California, for a place to continue their culture of lawlessness.
John Lim is a candidate that I really like and if I thought that he had a chance to win the Republican primary and the November general then I would vote for him in a heartbeat. But I don't think that he does. It is Alley versus Dudley. And Dudley WILL NOT do anything about illegal aliens in Oregon. He WILL NOT do anything about employers continuing to hire unlawful workers while Oregonians collect unemployment.
If Alley wants to misinterpret the Arizona law but stands with me on the principle of stopping numerous problems that illegal aliens create for Oregon then that's fine with me. You say "tomato" and I say "tomato."
Arizona's solution doesn't have to be our solution. What matters is that we get the result of reducing identity theft. Reducing the job theft. Reducing the drunk driving, the drugs, the rapes and all the other crimes that come along with people who have no respect for the law.
If you truly want to have an effect on the next governor's race your choices are Alley and Dudley. If you truly want to have an effect on the illegal alien population in Oregon then your choice is Alley.