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Michelle Nunn on Immigration

 


Pathway to citizenship makes sense

Q: Would you have voted for the recent Senate immigration reform bill?

NUNN: I'm not in the Senate yet, so I won't go into the hypotheticals. I will say that I admire the senators that are working together, like Marco Rubio and John McCain, to work with our Democrats to get things done. I think the immigration bill is one of the rare examples where people are coming together for a common-sense solution. We've got the Chamber of Commerce, labor unions--we've got a lot of people saying this is a pragmatic solution for immigration challenges. It's good for the economy, it's good for deficit reduction.

Q: What about a pathway to citizenship?

NUNN: I think the pathway to citizenship that Marco Rubio and others have defined makes sense. It asks people to go to the back of the line. It asks them to enlist in their tax-paying responsibilities as citizens, and to contribute and to wait their turn. There's over a decade-long line before they get to enjoy the fruits of citizenship.

Source: Jim Galloway in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Jul 24, 2013

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