“A Vote for Orman is a Green-Light for Obama on Amnesty”

TOPEKA, Kan. – In what’s quickly becoming a pattern of saying one thing and then doing another, liberal Democrat Greg Orman is out with another new TV ad today in which he shockingly claims to now “oppose amnesty” for illegal immigrants – a statement that’s in direct contradiction to repeated past public statements by Orman and his campaign’s own website.

“It’s increasingly clear that liberal Democrat Greg Orman will say literally anything to get elected, even it means contradicting his own past statements,” Roberts for Senate Campaign Manager Corry Bliss said today. “ Time and again, Orman has made clear that he supports amnesty for millions who came here illegally, while Pat Roberts has consistently opposed amnesty. That is a defining difference between the two candidates in this race.”

In fact, in a recent profile story on the race, the Kansas City Star also specifically cited the issue of amnesty as a key difference, noting that Roberts opposes amnesty, while Orman “supports a path to citizenship for some of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants now in the U.S.”

Notably, Orman’s efforts to mislead Kansans on his support for amnesty comes just hours before President Obama is set to give a high-profile speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, in which he will reportedly reassure them that he will invoke executive amnesty as soon as the election is over.

“President Obama and Harry Reid want Greg Orman elected to the Senate because they know the only thing that can stop executive amnesty is a Senate Republican Majority with Pat Roberts. That is why the stakes are so high in this election because a vote for Greg Orman is a green-light for Obama on amnesty,” Bliss concluded.

BACKGROUND:

Orman Debate Quote:

• "How do we make it fair to taxpayers? If you're here on an undocumented basis, you should register with ICE, pay a fine, obey our laws, hold down a job and pay taxes -- and then I think you should be able to stay here." ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCHxm2yi0S0&feature=youtu.be)

Associated Press:

• Orman says it's not practical to attempt to deport the millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally and added that doing so would hurt agriculture and food processing. He said immigrants should have to register with the federal government, pay a fine and hold a job.( http://iwidget.infodesk.com/infodisplay/story/apn090620141624494598.html?CU=iwi9538&APP=10)

Orman Interview with KSNW-TV:

• “It’s just not practical to say that we’re going to find and send back to other countries 11 million undocumented people. And frankly, it’s not even advisable.” ( http://ksn.com/2014/07/24/raw-video-interview-with-greg-orman/)

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