State of Maryland Archives: on Immigration

Jamie Raskin: Comprehensive immigration reform must be a top priority

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A strong supporter of the Maryland DREAM Act, Jamie believes that comprehensive immigration reform must be a top priority to break the deadlock in Congress and the country. He'll work towards an earned and tangible path to citizenship to bring millions of people out of the shadows and into the rights and responsibilities of full membership in our society and economy.
Source: 2016 Maryland House campaign website Nov 8, 2016

Richard Douglas: Decriminalize hiring American; protect them from foreigners

[Congress should] restore American workers to their rightful place at the top of the nation's priority list.

How? First, Congress must decriminalize "hiring American." US employers must be free, if they choose, to give hiring preference to US and lawful immigrant workers over unlawful migrants with US work permits, without fear of government or private lawsuits.

Second, Congress must extend to American human capital the same shield from foreign competition in the domestic market that Congress created for American shipping and aviation capital. In laws like the Jones Act, Congress excluded foreign actors from large sectors of the domestic transport markets. Congress should enact similar protections to workers on projects involving even a dollar of federal funding. American human capital, swamped with unregulated foreign competition in the domestic market, needs a Jones Act of its own.

Source: 2016 Campaign website for MD Senate, Sep 8, 2015

Rob Sobhani: Immigration system is broken; enforce our current law

We need to fix our broken immigration system in several areas. First, we need to enforce our current law. Second, English should be the official language of all Americans, because a common language ties us together as a nation. Last, these internal policy changes need to be met with a proactive approach to American foreign relations. It should be our policy that America will be stronger if our neighbors become more democratic and follow the rule of law.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, Oct 15, 2012

Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant

SB 167 In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants
Conference Report Adopted House (74 - 65); Rep. Kathy Szeliga voted Nay.
Source: VoteSmart synopsis of 2011-2012 Maryland voting records Apr 11, 2011

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Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

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Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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