Here is what Altschuler’s website says is his position on immigration:
Randy believes we must secure our borders and stop rewarding illegal immigration. We can’t continue to look the other way when companies hire illegal aliens at the expense of unemployed people living here legally and looking for work.
Increasing the number of Customs and Border Patrol agents, and providing them with the necessary tools and training to do their jobs.
Giving states the flexibility and freedom to address out-of-control illegal immigration that adversely impacts crime rates and local economies.
No bail for illegal immigrants who commit crimes in the United States.
A prohibition on the granting of drivers licenses, welfare payments or in-state college tuition breaks for illegal immigrants.
Two years ago, Altschuler ran a campaign that did not play to the Minuteman element in the district, which includes Patchogue, the village where Marcelo Lucero was murdered by an anti-immigrant mob three years ago. His decision to endorse Alabama-style state laws against undocumented immigrants shows the growing radicalization of the conservative electorate.
Altschuler made tens of millions of dollars heading a firm which pioneered the outsourcing of American jobs to India.
This post originally appeared November 25, 2011, on New York State Immigrant Action Fund.