Gavin Newsom on Immigration
S.F. Mayor; former Gov. cand.
Border wall is just rhetoric; celebrate diversity
[Six gubernatorial candidates from two parties participated in one debate]: Some of the widest differences--particularly between the Democrats and Republicans--were on immigration. The Republicans supported Trump's plan to build a wall on the
U.S.-Mexico border and the Democrats opposed it. The Democrats supported California's sanctuary state laws and the Republicans promised to overturn them shortly after taking office.
Republican John Cox said "this border wall needs to be built.
It's not about grandmothers being pulled out of their homes. I don't want to live next door to MS-13" gang members. [MS-13 is an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s, with many members from El Salvador].
"This is the kind of rhetoric that has no place" in the debate, Democrat Gavin Newsom said. In California, "we don't tolerate diversity, we celebrate it."
Source: San Francisco Chronicle on 2018 California governor race
, May 8, 2018
Sanctuary cities build trust
Newsom supports San Francisco's status as a "sanctuary city" for undocumented immigrants, as long as they do not commit crimes.
This has built trust that leads to more schooling, vaccinations and other services that these residents might have hesitated to seek, he said.
Source: Modesto Bee on 2018 California gubernatorial race
, Jul 26, 2017
Page last updated: Jun 17, 2018