U.S. 2020 Election Immigration With the 2020 presidential race well underway, those who have announced their candidacy can expect to face significant scrutiny in the months to come, with their political pasts already falling under the microscope. Over the weekend, New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who announced her plans to run for the country's top job last week, was forced to reflect on her past immigration stances, including her opposition to giving "amnesty to illegal aliens" and her support for "expediting the removal of illegal aliens." Read more: Gillibrand tells Stephen Colbert she's running for President, joining a growing list In an interview with the candidate, CNN's Jake Tapper noted that these were views Gillibrand held as a House representative more than a decade ago, in 2008. However, he questioned whether Gillibrand now sees her past views as "racist," using a word the Democrat herself has used to describe President Donald … [Read more...] about Gillibrand Renounces Past Hardline Immigration Views: ‘I Did Not Think About Suffering In Other People’s Lives’
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Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 7:30 pm CDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 Republican Rep. Steve King, a member of Congress frequently criticized as aligned with the themes of white nationalism, is in the midst of a surprisingly tense reelection race. At least one poll has shown his Democratic challenger, J.D. Scholten, within striking distance, though FiveThirtyEight still gives King a nearly 83 percent chance of winning. And growing attention to his affiliation with far-right groups and figures, including a Nazi sympathizer, has culminated with the possible beginnings of a donor boycott. A handful of corporations, including Intel and the dairy company Land O'Lakes, have announced that they will no longer support King financially. Even the Republican Party issued a sharp rebuke of King that stopped just short of saying he promoted white supremacy. The scrutiny built toward a confrontation Thursday after King was harshly questioned about whether his racially … [Read more...] about Rep. Steve King erupts as questioner compares his immigration views to Pittsburgh shooting suspect’s
Niraj Warikoo Detroit Free Press Published 10:01 p.m. UTC Aug 2, 2018 When Michael Shallal immigrated from Iraq to the United States, along with his family 21 years ago, he didn't speak English and was only familiar with his native tongues of Aramaic and Arabic. He was 17 at the time, unsure of his future in a new land, but soon was able to graduate from Berkley High School and Oakland Community College, learning English and the American way of life. For several years, the Iraqi-American Catholic man worked as a civilian contractor helping the U.S. military and intelligence services in his native Iraq, getting injured while serving. Now 38 and living in Sterling Heights, Shallal says he wants to help give back to metro Detroit by serving as a state senator in the 10th District in Macomb County. He's one of four Republicans running in the Aug. 7 primary for the open seat. "I am proud of who I am but what I'm most proud of is my country, my … [Read more...] about Immigrant, diverse candidates in Michigan want ‘voices heard’
82% of Liberal Democrats view Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) unfavorably Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans and Democrats have diametrically opposing views of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) — and in the biggest contrast, 65% of Democrats have a “favorable” view of the IRS, while 72% have an unfavorable view of ICE, according to the latest Pew Research Center Survey. Many Democrats nationwide have lined up to call for abolishing ICE, though it appears to be a political statement and not one they would like to vote on in Congress. And according to the latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted July 11-15 among 1,007 adults, the differences over the agency are particularly stark between Liberal Democrats and Conservative Republicans . A large majority of Liberal Democrats — 82% — view Immigration & Customs Enforcement unfavorably while 53% of Liberal Democrats view the … [Read more...] about Democrats Choose IRS, EPA Over ICE, Pew Poll says
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