Terry McAuliffe on Immigration

Democratic nominee for Governor; previously DNC Chair


Syrian refugee already undergo intensive security screening

A spokesman for Virginia's governor says his public safety team is communicating with federal authorities about refugee resettlements, including those involving Syrians. On behalf of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the statement says every refugee settled in the U.S. undergoes intensive security screening.
Source: ABC News on Syrian Refugee Crisis , Nov 16, 2015

Support the DREAM Act for legalizing minors

On immigration, McAuliffe said it would be "one of my finest hours" as governor if he could sign a state version of the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to some immigrants who arrived in the United States illegally as minors.

Cuccinelli said he wanted to see "some sort of compromise reached on immigration" and said a path to citizenship "could be part of the proposal."

Source: Washington Post on 2013 Virginia governor debates , Jul 21, 2013

Register voters in Spanish at citizen naturalization events

At a naturalization swearing-in ceremony in 2001, thousands of newly naturalized citizens streamed out, thrilled to be clutching their new citizenship papers. We had 20 college students talking to people about our New Voter Registrations Initiative, handing out materials in English and Spanish and urging people to register to vote. The GOP registration effort consisted of two older ladies sitting at a card table, and I guess the ladies got tired of sitting there while we had a long line of people wanting to sign up. They called the cops on us.

"You're going to have to shut this down," a young police officer told me. "You're creating a scene and disturbing the peace."

I called his bluff: "Officer, make my day," I said. "Please, put handcuffs on me. I want you to arrest the chairman of the Democratic Party for being out here registering new voters."

"Okay, maybe not," he said. "Just try to keep your kids quiet." Then he and his partner drove away; the two blue hairs sat there glaring at me.

Source: What A Party!, by Terry McAuliffe, p.295 , Jan 23, 2007

Other governors on Immigration: Terry McAuliffe on other issues:
VA Gubernatorial:
Bob McDonnell
Ken Cuccinelli
Robert Sarvis
VA Senatorial:
Ed Gillespie
James Webb
Mark Warner
Robert Sarvis
Tim Kaine

Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Northam(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(R) vs.Carney(D)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R) vs.Kinder(R) vs.Greitens(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R) vs.Johnson(R)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Stenehjem(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R) vs.Sununu(R) vs.Lavoie(R)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Bell(D) vs.Niemeyer(R) vs.Pierce(R)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Shumlin(D) vs.Minter(D) vs.Dunne(D) vs.Scott(R) vs.Smith(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
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