Ruben Kihuen on Immigration
Today Nevadans from all walks of life see the reality of that American dream slipping away. My proposals to put people before profits. These policies will ensure that ALL Nevadans have the opportunities my family and I enjoyed for generations to come.
Ironically, my family and I, who immigrated to this country when I was 8, are only here because of Ronald Reagan's immigration reform of 1986. President Reagan understood that when you give hardworking immigrants a chance, they contribute to our economy and help make this country the greatest in the world. It's time to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
There are a lot of specific proposals that can go into CIR and many should be worked out in a bipartisan debate on the House and Senate floors but let me be clear about the one, non-negotiable element of CIR: a pathway to citizenship.
Without a clear pathway to citizenship for those currently in the country and a reformed system for new immigrants to achieve citizenship, it simply cannot be called comprehensive and won't get my vote. Period.
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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