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Ruben Gallego on Immigration

 

 


Only workable solution is comprehensive immigration reform

We know that children of immigrants who study hard and want the same opportunity I got to go to college can't go because of a decision made by their parents years ago. We know that the federal government is breaking up families rather than going after actual criminals. We know that workers playing a vital role in our economy don't get the protections all working Americans should.

Our immigration issues are so multifaceted that the only solution that will work is comprehensive immigration reform. Everyone seems to recognize this, but yet again Congress isn't doing anything. In Arizona, I've been a passionate advocate for comprehensive reform. In Washington, I'll take it to the next level. To me, we can't call any immigration bill comprehensive reform unless we:

Source: 2014 Arizona House campaign website, GallegoForArizona.com , May 31, 2014

Opposes deportation of illlegals.

Gallego opposes the F2A survey question on deporting immigrants

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q12 on Sep 30, 2014

Opposes deportation of illlegals.

Gallego opposes the PVS survey question on deporting immigrants

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q12 on Sep 30, 2014

Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported.

Gallego co-sponsored H.R.4646/S.2540

This bill authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to appoint or provide counsel at government expense to aliens in removal proceedings.

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall provide an alien in removal proceedings with all relevant documents in its possession, unless the alien has knowingly waived the right to such documents.
  • DOJ may appoint or provide counsel to aliens in any INA proceeding.
  • DHS shall ensure that aliens have access to counsel inside all immigration detention and border facilities.
  • DOJ shall appoint counsel, at government expense if necessary, for an unaccompanied alien child or a particularly vulnerable individual.
  • DHS shall establish a pilot program to increase the court appearance rates of unaccompanied alien children and particularly vulnerable individuals by contracting with nongovernmental, community-based organizations to provide such aliens with case management services.
    Source: Fair Day in Court for Kids Act 16-HR4646 on Feb 26, 2016

    2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Immigration: Ruben Gallego on other issues:
    AZ Gubernatorial:
    David Garcia
    Doug Ducey
    Frank Riggs
    Fred DuVal
    Jan Brewer
    JL Mealer
    Phil Gordon
    AZ Senatorial:
    Jeff Flake

    Special elections in 2017 (Democrats):
    CA-34:Becerra(D; appointed CA Atty General)
    CA-34:Gomez(D; elected June 6)
    GA-6:Ossoff(D; lost election June 20)

    Newly-elected Democrats as of Jan.2017:
    AZ-1:O`Halleran(D)
    CA-17:Khanna(D)
    CA-20:Panetta(D)
    CA-24:Carbajal(D)
    CA-44:Barragan(D)
    CA-46:Correa(D)
    DE-0:Rochester(D)
    FL-5:Lawson(D)
    FL-7:Murphy(D)
    FL-9:Soto(D)
    FL-10:Demings(D)
    FL-13:Crist(D)
    HI-1:Hanabusa(D)
    IL-10:Schneider(D)
    IL-8:Krishnamoorthi(D)
    MD-4:Brown(D)
    MD-8:Raskin(D)
    NH-1:Shea-Porter(D)
    NJ-5:Gottheimer(D)
    NV-3:Rosen(D)
    NV-4:Kihuen(D)
    NY-3:Suozzi(D)
    NY-13:Espaillat(D)
    PA-2:Evans(D)
    TX-15:Gonzalez(D)
    VA-4:McEachin(D)
    WA-7:Jayapal(D)
    Special elections in 2017 (Republicans):
    KS-4:Pompeo(R; appointed CIA Director)
    KS-4:Estes(R; elected April 11)
    GA-6:Price(R; appointed HHS Secretary)
    GA-6:Handel(R; elected June 20)
    MT-0:Zinke(R; appointed DOI Secretary)
    MT-0:Gianforte(R; elected May 25)
    SC-5:Mulvaney(R; appointed OMB Director)
    SC-5:Norman(R; elected June 20)
    UT-3:Chaffetz(R; resigned; election pending Nov. 7)

    Newly-elected Republicans as of Jan.2017:
    AZ-5:Biggs(R)
    FL-1:Gaetz(R)
    FL-2:Dunn(R)
    FL-18:Mast(R)
    FL-19:Rooney(R)
    FL-4:Rutherford(R)
    GA-3:Ferguson(R)
    IN-3:Banks(R)
    IN-9:Hollingsworth(R)
    KS-1:Marshall(R)
    KY-1:Comer(R)
    MI-1:Bergman(R)
    MI-10:Mitchell(R)
    MN-2:Lewis(R)
    NC-13:Budd(R)
    NE-2:Bacon(R)
    NY-19:Faso(R)
    NY-22:Tenney(R)
    PA-8:Fitzpatrick(R)
    TN-8:Kustoff(R)
    TX-19:Arrington(R)
    VA-2:Taylor(R)
    VA-5:Garrett(R)
    WI-8:Gallagher(R)
    WY-0:Cheney(R)
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