Davidson: While I do not favor building a physical wall, securing our borders is a top national security issue. We already have a legal immigration processes--legal paths to citizenship and legal paths for guests (tourists, students and workers). We should improve them for talented people whose skills are in demand, and not ahead of those who have already shown contempt for our laws and our culture. I favor an end to birthright citizenship, defunding sanctuary cities and limiting all legal transactions (banking, education, etc.) to those who are here legally.
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.
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