Letter: Welcome GOP candidates, now let’s talk issues

With Congressman Jeff Duncan and Citizens United hosting 2016 Republican hopefuls this weekend in Greenville at The Freedom Summit, Upstate residents are excited to see the 2016 presidential candidates visit our state.

As a former state chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, let me be the first to welcome each candidate to the Upstate.

While they are here, one critical matter that every candidate must address is immigration reform.

As Republicans, we seek to win elections at all levels of government plain and simple. Ultimately, voters will support our party when policies are implemented that they know will help our country. When it comes to the issue of fixing our broken immigration system, there is plenty of justifiable criticism directed at President Obama’s actions. However, pointing fingers and placing blame will not be not enough for a party that wants to win the White House in 2016.

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