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Stacey Abrams on Immigration

 

 


21st-century Immigration plan, not walls nor open borders

Bipartisanship could craft a 21st century immigration plan, but this administration chooses to cage children and tear families apart. Compassionate treatment at the border is not the same as open borders. Pres. Reagan understood this. Pres. Obama understood this. Americans understand this. And Democrats stand ready to effectively secure our borders. But we must all embrace that from agriculture to healthcare to entrepreneurship, America is made stronger by the presence of immigrants--not walls.
Source: Democratic response to 2019 State of the Union speech , Feb 5, 2019

Colleges need not act as immigration enforcement officers

HB 37: Would prohibit any private postsecondary institution eligible for tuition equalization grants from implementing a sanctuary policy. Sanctuary policies restrict employees' cooperation with federal and state officials or law enforcement officers reporting immigration status information. Any private postsecondary institution that refuses to cooperate may lose state funding or state-administered federal funding, which includes scholarship funds received by students of the institution.

MY VOTE: NO. Institutions of higher learning should not be compelled to act as immigration enforcement officers for any branch of government. More concerning, if the institution violates the policy, all students would be punished. For example, if a school violates the policy, any HOPE Grant recipient could lose his or her funding, regardless of immigration status.

Source: 2018 Georgia governor campaign website StaceyAbrams.com , Mar 30, 2017

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