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Joe Neguse on Immigration

 

 


Using troops to secure southern border is the wrong approach

Q: Do you support using the U.S. military at the southern border?

REPRESENTATIVE-ELECT DAN CRENSHAW (R-TX-2): There are thousands of thousands of people coming up to the border in a caravan. If it's between letting people across and not letting people cross, we have to secure our border.

Q: He's comfortable using U.S. troops in that way. Are you?

REPRESENTATIVE-ELECT JOE NEGUSE (D-CO-2): No, I think it's the wrong approach. The other option is to follow existing law and let folks go through the asylum process and [attempt to] claim asylum. I say this as the son of refugees. I think immigrants to this country have so much to give and it's important we get this right.

Q: Would you vote for any kind of immigration reform that includes funding for a border wall?

NEGUSE: No, I don't support a wall.

Source: CBS Face the Nation 2018 interview: Congress CO-2 election , Nov 18, 2018

Clean DREAM Act, then comprehensive reform

Q: What specifically do you propose regarding illegal immigration, DACA, asylum and/or border security, if anything?

Joe Neguse: As the son of refuges from a war-torn country in East Africa, immigration is very close to my heart--as a CU Regent for the 2nd District, I fought for undocumented students, and if elected, championing a humane immigration system will be an important focus of mine. My family has been incredibly fortunate to live the American Dream, but the ability of folks to do the same today is under severe threat because of the xenophobic actions of this administration. If I am elected to Congress, I will work tirelessly to cease the separation of children and their families at our southern border, pass a clean Dream Act that protects those who know no other country as home but ours, and champion comprehensive immigration reform that welcomes those seeking asylum.

Source: League of Women Voters 2018 House AZ-9 Questionnaire , Sep 9, 2018

2017-18 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Immigration: Joe Neguse on other issues:
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Bob Beauprez
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Donna Lynne
Doug Robinson
Ed Perlmutter
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Victor Mitchell
Walker Stapleton
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CA-39***:Kim
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GA-7:Woodall
ID-1**:Fulcher
IN-4:Baird
IN-6:Pence
KS-2:Watkins
MN-1:Hagedorn ; MN-8:Stauber
MS-3:Guest
MT-0*:Gianforte
NC-9***:Harris
ND-a:Armstrong
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OH-12*:Balderson ; OH-16:Gonzalez
OK-1:Hern
PA-9:Meuser ; PA-11**:Smucker ; PA-13:Joyce ; PA-14:Reschenthaler
SC-4:Timmons
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VA-5:Riggleman ; VA-6:Cline
WI-1:Steil
WV-3:Miller
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CA-49:Levin ; CA-10:Harder ; CA-21:Cox ; CA-25:Hill ; CA-39:Cisneros ; CA-45:Porter ; CA-48:Rouda
CO-2:Neguse ; CO-6:Crow
CT-5:Hayes
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GA-6:McBath
HI-1**:Case
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KS-3:Davids
KY-6***:McGrath
MA-3:Trahan ; MA-7:Pressley
MD-6:Trone
ME-2:Golden
MI-8:Slotkin ; MI-9:Levin ; MI-13:Tlaib ; MI-13*:Jones ; MI-11:Stevens
MN-2:Craig ; MN-3:Phillips ; MN-5:Omar
NC-9***:McCready
NH-1:Pappas
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NM-1:Haaland ; NM-2:Torres Small
NV-3:Lee ; NV-4**:Horsford
NY-14:Ocasio-Cortez ; NY-11:Rose ; NY-19:Delgado ; NY-22:Brindisi ; NY-25:Morelle
OK-5:Horn
PA-4:Dean ; PA-5:Scanlon ; PA-6:Houlahan ; PA-7:Wild ; PA-17*:Lamb
SC-1:Cunningham
TX-7:Fletcher ; TX-16:Escobar ; TX-29:Garcia ; TX-32:Allred
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