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Joe Manchin III on Immigration

Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor

 


Give DREAMers a path to citizenship

Q: Support DREAM Act (DACA), allowing "Dreamers" who arrived illegally as children, to achieve legal status if meet certain conditions?

Joe Manchin (D): Yes. Member of bipartisan group who proposed legislation to give Dreamers path to citizenship while allocating $25 billion for border security.

Patrick Morrisey (R): No. "Lax immigration laws pose a security risk to our homeland." Joined lawsuit against DACA, calling it an unlawful, unilateral Obama action.

Source: 2018 CampusElect Issue Guide on West Virginia Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Opposes suing Arizona over immigration enforcement law

Gov. Manchin has stated he opposes the Obama Administration's lawsuit against Arizona over their immigration enforcement law, SB1070.

[Explanatory note from Wikipedia.com]:

The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (SB1070): US federal law requires all aliens who remain for longer than 30 days to register with the US government. The Arizona Act additionally makes it a state misdemeanor crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying the required documents, requires that state law enforcement officers attempt to determine an individual's immigration status when there is reasonable suspicion that the individual is an illegal alien, bars local officials from restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws and cracks down on those hiring and transporting illegal aliens. The intent of the legislation embodies an "attrition through enforcement" doctrine. Critics of the legislation say it encourages racial profiling. Pres. Obama called it "misguided."

Source: NumbersUSA.com website, "Candidates" , Oct 28, 2011

Supports border infrastructure, according to CC survey.

Manchin supports the CC survey question on border security

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Increase Border Security Including Additional Infrastructures ' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-12 on Jul 1, 2018

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