Joe Neguse on Immigration
REPRESENTATIVE-ELECT DAN CRENSHAW (R-TX-2): There are thousands of thousands of people coming up to the border in a caravan. If it's between letting people across and not letting people cross, we have to secure our border.
Q: He's comfortable using U.S. troops in that way. Are you?
REPRESENTATIVE-ELECT JOE NEGUSE (D-CO-2): No, I think it's the wrong approach. The other option is to follow existing law and let folks go through the asylum process and [attempt to] claim asylum. I say this as the son of refugees. I think immigrants to this country have so much to give and it's important we get this right.
Q: Would you vote for any kind of immigration reform that includes funding for a border wall?
NEGUSE: No, I don't support a wall.
Joe Neguse: As the son of refuges from a war-torn country in East Africa, immigration is very close to my heart--as a CU Regent for the 2nd District, I fought for undocumented students, and if elected, championing a humane immigration system will be an important focus of mine. My family has been incredibly fortunate to live the American Dream, but the ability of folks to do the same today is under severe threat because of the xenophobic actions of this administration. If I am elected to Congress, I will work tirelessly to cease the separation of children and their families at our southern border, pass a clean Dream Act that protects those who know no other country as home but ours, and champion comprehensive immigration reform that welcomes those seeking asylum.
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FL-6:Waltz ; FL-15:Spano ; FL-17:Steube
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PA-9:Meuser ; PA-11**:Smucker ; PA-13:Joyce ; PA-14:Reschenthaler
TN-2:Burchett ; TN-6:Rose ; TN-7:Green
TX-2:Crenshaw ; TX-3:Taylor ; TX-5:Gooden ; TX-6:Wright ; TX-21:Roy ; TX-27*:Cloud
VA-5:Riggleman ; VA-6:Cline
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AZ-2**:Kirkpatrick ; AZ-9:Stanton
CA-49:Levin ; CA-10:Harder ; CA-21:Cox ; CA-25:Hill ; CA-39:Cisneros ; CA-45:Porter ; CA-48:Rouda
CO-2:Neguse ; CO-6:Crow
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MA-3:Trahan ; MA-7:Pressley
MI-8:Slotkin ; MI-9:Levin ; MI-13:Tlaib ; MI-13*:Jones ; MI-11:Stevens
MN-2:Craig ; MN-3:Phillips ; MN-5:Omar
NJ-2:Van Drew ; NJ-3:Kim ; NJ-7:Malinowski ; NJ-11:Sherrill
NM-1:Haaland ; NM-2:Torres Small
NV-3:Lee ; NV-4**:Horsford
NY-14:Ocasio-Cortez ; NY-11:Rose ; NY-19:Delgado ; NY-22:Brindisi ; NY-25:Morelle
PA-4:Dean ; PA-5:Scanlon ; PA-6:Houlahan ; PA-7:Wild ; PA-17*:Lamb
TX-7:Fletcher ; TX-16:Escobar ; TX-29:Garcia ; TX-32:Allred
VA-2:Luria ; VA-7:Spanberger ; VA-10:Wexton