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Jason Conger on Immigration

 


Voted NO on drivers licenses for non-resident aliens

SB 833: Authorizes Drivers Licenses for Individuals Without Legal Proof of US Residence (Bill Passed House, 38-20); Conger voted Nay.
Source: 2013-2014 Oregon Senate & House legislative records , Apr 30, 2013

Stricter rules for non-citizen college tuition equity

House Bill 2787 would grant in-state tuition for undocumented students who have attended school in the country for at least 5 years; studied at an Oregon high school for at least 3 years, and graduated; and show intention to become a US citizen or lawful permanent resident. Supporters said it would allow children raised in Oregon to contribute to the state's economy.

House Republicans unsuccessfully proposed an alternative version that would have let the bill expire in 2016 and limited tuition equity to undocumented immigrants who are in the US by July 1. Republicans also sought stricter guidelines on how students could demonstrate they intend to become lawful residents. The House rejected the alternative proposal 23-33, leading several Republicans to attack Democrats for what they saw as a wasted opportunity to compromise. "We could have achieved some admirable goals with this bill without ignoring the concerns of many Oregonians," said Rep. Jason Conger, R-Bend. "I consider this a failure."

Source: The Oregonian on 2014 Oregon Senate debate , Feb 22, 2013

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