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Ruben Kihuen on Immigration

 

 


Families immigrate to America seeking the American dream

When I was 8 years old, my parents made a risky and courageous decision to move their young family from Mexico to the United States. Without a dollar between them, they set out for America, where the promise of well-paying jobs, a good education and home ownership were available to all those willing to work hard and play by the rules. They sought and achieved the American dream.

Today Nevadans from all walks of life see the reality of that American dream slipping away. My proposals to put people before profits. These policies will ensure that ALL Nevadans have the opportunities my family and I enjoyed for generations to come.

Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RubenForCongress.com , Nov 8, 2016

Pass comprehensive reform with clear pathway to citizenship

Donald Trump wants to deport 11 million hardworking people. Worst than his unrealistic policy proposals is how he and his fellow Republicans talk about immigrants in this country.

Ironically, my family and I, who immigrated to this country when I was 8, are only here because of Ronald Reagan's immigration reform of 1986. President Reagan understood that when you give hardworking immigrants a chance, they contribute to our economy and help make this country the greatest in the world. It's time to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

There are a lot of specific proposals that can go into CIR and many should be worked out in a bipartisan debate on the House and Senate floors but let me be clear about the one, non-negotiable element of CIR: a pathway to citizenship.

Without a clear pathway to citizenship for those currently in the country and a reformed system for new immigrants to achieve citizenship, it simply cannot be called comprehensive and won't get my vote. Period.

Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RubenForCongress.com , Nov 8, 2016

Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin.

Kihuen opposes the PVS survey question on immigration reform

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q12 on Nov 8, 2016

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Immigration: Ruben Kihuen on other issues:
NV Gubernatorial:
Brian Sandoval
NV Senatorial:
Dean Heller

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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