State of Washington secondary Archives: on Immigration


Pramila Jayapal: OneAmerica: foster post-9-11 hate-free zone for Muslims

In response to the backlash against immigrant communities after 9/11, Pramila created OneAmerica (formerly called Hate Free Zone) to fight back against the civil liberties abuses of the Bush Administration against Arabs, Muslims and South Asians, and protecting thousands across the country from deportation and detention. As Executive Director for 11 years, she helped organize tens of thousands of diverse immigrants in the fight for immigration reform, including bringing a gender lens to immigration and working to keep families together.

Under Pramila's leadership, OneAmerica grew into the largest immigrant advocacy organization in the state, and played a key role in passing the 2014 DREAM Act, protecting drivers licenses for all residents regardless of citizenship, and passing a New Americans Executive Order that helped facilitate immigrant integration through citizenship, English Language learning and cross-cultural understanding.

Source: 2016 WA House campaign website PramilaForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Pramila Jayapal: Establish a federal Office for Immigrant Integration

Pramila led efforts for immigrant integration in Washington state, registering 23,000 New Americans to vote, serving as Vice Chair of the Governor's New Americans Policy Council, and helping to establish the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs in Seattle.

Our immigration policies should reflect our values of family, human dignity and work. In Congress, Pramila will work to establish a federal Office for Immigrant Integration, as well as to pass just and humane immigration reform that provides legalization and a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, reunites families, protects immigrant workers on the job, and fully embraces the contributions that immigrants make to our society.

America has always been a country that has welcomed refugees who are escaping economic, political and social turmoil. In Congress, Pramila will work to ensure we continue to accept refugees in numbers that reflect America's global status in the world and history of compassion.

Source: 2016 WA House campaign website PramilaForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Michael Baumgartner: Opposes DREAM Act; reform guest worker criteria

Baumgartner said he opposes legislation providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the United States, including the DREAM Act, which would give children of illegal immigrants brought into the country by their parents opportunities to receive university scholarships and a path to citizenship. He said he supports reforming guest worker programs to make them friendlier to growers seeking foreign labor for agriculture.
Source: Yakima Herald on 2012 WA Senate debates Apr 12, 2012

Dino Rossi: Secure the border, then decide on kids of illegal immigrants

Rossi also refused to say whether he favors allowing children of illegal immigrants to remain in the country and start on a path toward citizenship. He said he hasn't heard of a good solution to that issue, and that such questions are moot until the federal government secures the borders.

Murray touted her support for a law that would give such people a chance to be citizens after going to college or joining the military.

Source: Seattle Times coverage of 2010 WA Senate debate Oct 17, 2010

Patty Murray: Give kids of illegal immigrants a chance to be citizens

Rossi also refused to say whether he favors allowing children of illegal immigrants to remain in the country and start on a path toward citizenship. He said he hasn't heard of a good solution to that issue, and that such questions are moot until the federal government secures the borders.

Murray touted her support for a law that would give such people a chance to be citizens after going to college or joining the military.

Source: Seattle Times coverage of 2010 WA Senate debate Oct 17, 2010

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2016 Presidential contenders on Immigration:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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