Adriano Espaillat on Immigration
Adriano believes that immigration reform is a defining civil rights issue of our time, and our broken and archaic system has inflicted immeasurable suffering on the over half million undocumented immigrants in New York City. Adriano will fight for true immigration reform, that offers a path to citizenship, so undocumented immigrants can emerge from the shadows and access the 'American Dream'.
The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."
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