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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 4

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Jamie Byers

State Parole Agent
4,822 votes (1.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Illegal Immigration
  • Homelesness
  • Taking care of Veterans



Grand Canyon University Bachelor of Science, PSYCHOLOGY, with a minor in critical thinking (2003)



Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Jamie Byers:

President Trump also noted the need for infrastructure investment in his 2020 budget, which again calls for allocating $200 billion.  However, I believe it is the resposibility of each state to invest in their own infrastructure. The condition of roads, bridges, schools, water treatment plants, among others greatly influences the economy’s ability to function and grow. The politicians in California have consistanly neglected their civil duties in maintaining and developing our infrastructure. As you know, our traffic is horriffic here in California. Good people are fleeing California fast due to our insane taxes, poor infrastructure, and disgraceful sanctuary state/city laws. The left leaders seem to have no issue in providing funding for illegal alien's helathcare, education, and social services. They also recruit people to come our state illegally and even offer them drivers licenses. The state scammed their citizens with their 2018 illegal gas tax which provided zero relief to our roads and infrastructure. We need to replace the irresponsible leaders in California with leaders that will put the interets of American Citizens, and the citizens of California before anybody else.

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Answer from Jamie Byers:

I support President Trump and his vision for healthcare. Obamacare is hurting American families, farmers, and small businesses with skyrocketing health insurance costs. Moreover, soaring deductibles and copays have made already unaffordable plans unusable.  Replacing Obamacare will force insurance companies to compete for their customers with lower costs and higher-quality service.

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Answer from Jamie Byers:

Last year, approximately 977,000 foreigners attempting to enter the U.S illegally were apprehended at our southern border by our brave agents. This does not account for all the people who made it into our country illegally. Hundreds of thousands of Illegals (formally temporary legal) overstay their visa’s every year, and they never get deported. Last year, 372,000 children were born by Illegals; those children are now United States Citizens. These families now get free education and healthcare at your expense. Furthermore, 1/3 of the living El Salvadorian population now live in the United States. Baltimore and Chicago have a higher murder rate, per capita, then the entire country of El Salvador. The United States currently has approximately 26 Million Illegal immigrants. In 2019, the total cost that illegals burdened the Unites States was approximately $290,000,000,000 (BILLION).

1. Build a NEW barrier on our southern border. If I build a 30 foot wall around my property, my feeling is that I would not prevent 100% intruders breaking into my home, but it will significantly reduce my chance of being burglarized. This is the start of fixing this crisis. Who knows this best? Ask the brave men and women that serve our county and put their lives on the line every day. Border Patrol supports a new barrier and says it will work. Listen to the experts and the people on the front line.

2. We need to stop encouraging/recruiting ILLEGAL ALIENS to come to our country, and eliminate incentives to come here illegally. I believe in welcoming LEGAL immigrants who respect our country and respect our laws. There is a 100% difference between LEGAL and ILLEGAL immigrants. We will not be the foster parents for the rest of the world, and we will not be the dumping ground for others.

Many illegal aliens have this sense of entitlement; they come here illegally with a “you owe me” attitude. Democrat politicians advocate for this sense of entitlement on their behalf. They actually campaign for illegal aliens. Think about it, if somebody comes into your home, the home of which you worked hard to obtain and love, ignores your rules, disrespects your home, demands everything from you, and tells you what rules you can, or cannot enforce inside your own home; how would you feel? Are you going to allow them to continue to live in your home? We teach our children as they grow up to be ethical, do not lie, do not cheat, do not steal, do not deceive, respect authority, obey laws etc. We teach them that if you violate this rules and values, there are consequences in life. Yet, the left mob encourage and allow ILLEGAL ALIENS to break our laws, disrespect our county, demand various resources, scam our system, corrupt our communities, drive down wages for American Citizens, and they are perfectly fine with this. In fact, they encourage this! ILLEGAL ALIENS are exempt from this standard that we teach our own children. It appears the ILLEGAL ALIENS have more rights than U.S citizens.


Questions from The Sacramento Bee (3)

1 Bipartisan Question

In an era of polarized politics, which issues show the most promise for bipartisan agreement?

No answer provided.
Should the federal government help California with its homelessness problem? If so, how? If not, why not?
Answer from Jamie Byers:

NO. The homeless problem starts from the top down locally. The top elected, so called “leaders,” in this failed state of California, have ignored the problem, and have “allowed” and “tolerated” people to live reckless on our streets. The horrific Governors, Judges, District attorneys, Mayors, Assemblymen, city council members, police chiefs ETC in these cities have allowed this problem to escalate. The elected officials ALLOWED a “free for all” and “lawless” environment to happen in our own backyard. Local law enforcement has received ZERO support to enforce no camping laws, no loitering laws, drug offenses, public urination (ETC) by our weak elected officials. Law enforcement have been told NOT enforce laws, which would hold people accountable in our communities. I have worked the streets of epidemic homeless areas such as “Skid Rowe.” I was in “Skid Rowe” everyday working hand in hand with LAPD. ALL of the vagrants in Skid Rowe there have a shelter or a community program to stay in. That is a fact! Many of these homeless individuals have chosen to not live in these shelters and programs. Why? These communities and shelters have RULES and CURFEWS. These vagrants do not want to live by any rules, codes, and laws. It is their choosing to live on the streets. Furthermore, there are thousands of homeless that travel to California annually to live because they know that the leaders in this state will not enforce the any laws regarding vagrancy. That is a FACT, an embarrassment, and a disgrace.CA elected leaders have failed the American people. Though, they have no problem funding Illegal aliens healthcare, education, and social services. They have neglected the homeless crisis in our great state and failed their own citizens. People (your neighbors, children, co-workers, classmates, community members, teammates, pets ETC) will only do what you allow, and what you are willing to tolerate.

The Solution- STOP VOTING FOR LIBERAL DEMOCRATS. There is NO COINCIDENCE that the most messed up cities in our country or governed by liberal elected officials (Chicago, Baltimore, Seattle, San Francisco, St. Louis, Los Angeles ETC). Second- We need to start funding churches and non profits to get these people off the streets. The local government has shown that they are incompetent and derelict of their civil duties. Third- BACK OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT to enforce the laws. Fourth- address mental health and substance abuse through funding of non-profits and churches.

3 Income Tax Question

Should federal income taxes be reduced again? If so, for whom? If not, why not?

No answer provided.

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe that a United States Representative’s primary duty is to serve, and to protect the rights of American Citizens; period!I will not be bullied, intimidated, or coerced. It’s time for a new leader. A kind of leader nobody has ever seen before. I'm not a politician, and I never will be; I just love my country. Americans first, always..

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