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Gabriel Gomez on Immigration

 


Make the Senate "Gang of Eight" a "Gang of Nine"

Both candidates agreed about the necessity of immigration reform. Gomez, the son of Colombian immigrants, said he was committed to reform, declaring that he would make the bipartisan Senate "Gang of Eight" a "Gang of Nine."
Source: Washington Post on 2013 MA Senate debate , Jun 5, 2013

Bring undocumented workers out of the shadows

It is time to stop the partisan bickering, and for Congress and the President to work together to enact a bipartisan solution this year. Serious immigration reform starts with securing our borders. Illegal immigrants with criminal records should be deported. We must also seek to increase legal immigration. America must not educate the world in our universities, while forcing them out of the country to produce economic benefits in other countries.

Source: 2013 Senate campaign website, gomezforma.com, "Issues" , Mar 31, 2013

Legal immigration is a great benefit to this country

My parents immigrated to the United States from Colombia in 1964, searching for the American Dream. America is the most compassionate and giving country in the world. Legal immigration is a great benefit to this country. We must welcome those who want to work hard, and want to become law abiding Americans. Immigration exemplifies the dysfunction in Washington. It is time to stop the partisan bickering, and for Congress and the President to work together to enact a bipartisan solution this year.
Source: 2013 Senate campaign website, gomezforma.com, "Issues" , Mar 31, 2013

Pathway to citizenship should include learning English

On illegal immigration, Sullivan said he would provide a path to legal status for those in the country illegally. But he opposes amnesty, except for those who join the military.

Gomez, the son of Colombian immigrants, said he supports a pathway to citizenship that would include things like learning English.

Winslow said he would make legal immigration easier, secure the border, deport criminals and encourage immigration by educated immigrants.

Source: Springfield Republican on 2013 MA Senate debates , Mar 28, 2013

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