Earley Reacts to Biden's Last State of Union Address

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - March 8, 2024 - Today Veteran and Republican Congressional candidate Joe Earley (R-WV2) made the following statement regarding President Joe Biden's final state of the union address.

"During the State of the Union Address, President Biden tried to put lipstick on a pig regarding his policies that have caused opened the borders, inflation, soaring crime, and made our nation dependent on foreign oil. Due to all his failures, this will be his last state of the union. Every state in the nation is now a border state with illegal immigrants costing us American lives, a weakened national security, and taxpayer dollars. And Joe Biden is so far out of touch with reality he won't even mention the names of victims who have been killed by illegal immigrants and doesn't even want to acknowledge the issue. Shame on Joe Biden; say the names of the victims of his failed policies.

When it comes the economy, every West Virginia family is feeling the pain in their wallets. We are paying more at the pump and at grocery stores and it doesn't have to be this way. Biden's energy policies have devastated West Virginia so much that Joe Manchin isn't running for re-election, because the Senator knows he would lose defending Biden's anti-West Virginia policies."

Earley, who is the only candidate in the race to have traveled to the border, has a 20-point plan to end the problem of illegal immigration. His plan includes a 5-Year Moratorium on new immigration supported by:

 Building the wall,
 No federal government payouts to illegal immigrants,
 End the catch and release program that allows criminal illegal immigrants back on to our streets,
 Increasing funding for ICE,
 End birthright citizenship for babies born to parents who are illegally in the United States,
 End chain migration for non-immediate family members,
 Hold back federal funding for sanctuary states and cities,
 End the abuse of asylum claims,
 Prohibit taxpayer dollars from paying for attorneys for illegal immigrants,
 End the visa lottery system.
 Prohibit illegal aliens from receiving taxpayer-funded benefits such as health care, welfare and housing,
 Increasing penalties on businesses that purposely hire illegal aliens,
 Requiring mandatory employer verification,
 Re-evaluate criteria for refugee status,
 Strengthen background checks on visas,
 Withhold certain federal funds for states that allow illegal immigrants to get drivers' licenses,
 End visa overstays,
 Increase penalties for human trafficking,
 Increase funds for courts dealing with deportation disputes, and deny false asylum claims access to our courts, and
 Enact merit-based immigration reform to expedite naturalization process.