Andrew Gillum on Immigration
Protect borders without criminalizing undocumented people
Even though the power to enact and enforce immigration laws lies exclusively with the federal government, illegal immigration was a major theme of the primary campaigns of both Gillum [Republican gubernatorial opponent Ron] DeSantis.
DeSantis fully backs President Donald Trump's moves to enforce border security and deport illegal immigrants. As governor, DeSantis has promised to ban "sanctuary cities" even though virtually no city in Florida has such policies.
One of Gillum's campaign ads called for abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, but he would have no power to enact such a policy as governor.
Gillum slammed Trump's move to restrict federal grants to sanctuary cities in January
2017, saying it was "inconsistent with our highest values" and "we can protect our national security interests and have a secure border without criminalizing people who are here undocumented."
Source: Orlando Sentinel on 2018 Florida gubernatorial race
, Aug 31, 2018
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens"?
A: Strongly Support--As Governor, Andrew will continue to fight mass deportation policies that threaten to split families and hurt Florida's economy.
Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Florida Governor candidate
, Jun 15, 2018
Protect Dreamers from end of DACA
The White House's decision to end DACA is as wrong headed as it is heartless. When we deport children who have never known another country, we have truly lost our moral standing on the world stage.
I am deeply saddened for the more than 100,000 Floridian Dreamers that are now facing massive upheaval in their lives. I will do everything I can to protect them now and when I become Governor.
Source: 2018 Florida Gubernatorial website AndrewGillum.com
, Sep 1, 2017
Page last updated: Oct 10, 2018