State of Ohio Archives: on Immigration

Ted Strickland: Fix broken system with comprehensive immigration reform

Q: What is your position on U.S. immigration policies, and how will you work to promote your position?

Ted Strickland: I support comprehensive immigration reform to fix our current broken system. We need to protect our homeland, secure the border, protect and unite families, create an earned path to citizenship, and promote our economic interests. Our system should be tough, fair, and practical. But I believe proposals to round up and deport 11 million individuals defy common sense. Reforms should keep families together, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because families are the bedrock of economic growth and civic engagement in Ohio and across this country. Unfortunately, Senator Portman voted against bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform--a bill that was even supported by Republicans like Senators McCain and Rubio.

Source: League of Women Voters on 2016 Ohio Senate Race Sep 19, 2016

P.G. Sittenfeld: Common-sense pathway to citizenship but not amnesty

Rob Portman does a good job of coming off as moderate. But his actual voting record tells something of a different story. An issue where Rob Portman is not the moderate that his image would project is on immigration reform. We saw 68 Senators pass what seemed like a pretty common-sense bipartisan effort toward immigration reform: there was a pathway to citizenship but not amnesty; it was "get in the back of the line; you still have to pay a fine;" and additional border agents. Not a lot of major legislation in the Senate gets 68 votes. Rob Portman ended up not voting for that. Rob Portman is so different stylistically than someone like Ted Cruz -- but he votes a lot like Ted Cruz! And I think that's out of step with the people of Ohio.
Source: OTI transcript of Cincinnati Enquirer: 2016 Ohio Senate race May 12, 2015

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