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Patrick Murphy on Immigration

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Fair path to citizenship while securing our borders

We must absolutely secure our borders. We have the technology and manpower to do a much better job than we are currently doing.

I believe undocumented workers that have otherwise observed our laws should be given a reasonable path to legality. This is a policy that historically was supported by Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Obama--all of whom have proposed ideas as to how to accomplish this.

I strongly support the DREAM act which opens a path of legality to students who have graduated from US high schools and attend college or join the military. Not only is this fair, it will provide our college system with greatly needed additional revenue and our military with a much needed infusion of eager and motivated soldiers.

My opponent's take on how to handle the immigration issue was that law-abiding undocumented workers should be denied care at emergency rooms. Needless to say, I wholeheartedly disagree.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, murphyforcongress.us, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

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