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Jim Abeler on Immigration

 

 


Require compliance with federal REAL ID

Legislative Summary: Only the following is satisfactory evidence for obtaining driver's licenses and MN identification cards: Wikipedia background: The REAL ID Act of 2005 modifies US federal law pertaining to issuance procedures for state driver's licenses. Prior to the REAL ID Act, each state set its own rules and criteria regarding the issuance of a driver's licenses or ID cards, including what documents must be provided to obtain one.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 72-58 on Feb. 23; passed House 60-7 on March 30; Rep. Jim Abeler voted AYE; signed by Gov. Dayton on May 18.

Source: Minnesota legislative voting records: HF 3 , Mar 30, 2017

Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry

Question topic: Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Abeler: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Minnesota Senate race , Jul 2, 2014

Withhold state aid for sanctuary cities

Jim Abeler voted Yea on Seifert Amendment. Amendment Rejected in House: 66-67.

Legislative title:Seifert Amendment: Restriction of State Aid Based on Compliance with Immigration Laws

Legislative summary: Vote to adopt an amendment that withholds state aid from cities that prohibit officials from verifying immigration status or undertaking action to detect undocumented persons. Allocates aid that would have otherwise been distributed to cities that are prohibited from receiving aid under this amendment to other cities that are not determined to have ordinances that prevent immigration law enforcement.

Source: Minnesota House voting records (Votesmart synopses) , Mar 3, 2008

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