Jeff Johnson on Immigration
Opposes sanctuary state and all sanctuary cities
Though hard to believe, the DFL candidates for governor support the concept of "sanctuary cities" and, in fact, want to make Minnesota a "sanctuary state." This would mean that local law enforcement would be prohibited from working with
federal agents tasked with enforcing our country's immigration laws. I will not allow Minnesota to become a sanctuary state and will work with the legislature to ban sanctuary cities in Minnesota.
Source: 2018 Minnesota JohnsonForGovernor.org campaign website
, Sep 1, 2018
Distinguish legal residents for getting state services
Q: If elected governor, what will you do to fight the scapegoating and demonization and persecution of immigrants and refugees? Specifically, what will you do to work with the Minnesota Legislature to restore access to driver's licenses that were taken
away by Tim Pawlenty in 2003?
Johnson: "I think it's helpful if we draw the curtain here and distinguish between those who are legal residents and legal citizens of the United States, and who are not."
Source: Post-Bulletin on 2018 Minnesota governor debate
, Oct 25, 2017
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