Democratic Debate II - Immigration Plans - Day 2 -

Posted by Ally Bolour | Jul 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wednesday, July 31, CNN will host the second night of the Second Democratic Debate. Below is a list of Wednesday's candidates as well as a brief overview of their immigration policies. Please note these lists are not comprehensive. More detailed information can be found on each candidates' respective website. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden

●     Enact humane immigration policies while maintaining border security

●     Address the root causes of migration

Sen. Kamala Harris, California

●     Reinstate DACA(Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans)

●     Restore and expand TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

●     Close private immigrant detention centers

●     Increase oversight of agencies like CBP (Customs and Border Protection)

Sen. Cory Booker, New Jersey

●     End family separation

●     Expand protections for DREAMers and people with TPS and Deferred Enforced Departure.

●     Create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the United States

Former HUD secretary Julián Castro

●     Revamp visa system and strengthen family reunification

●     End Trump travel bans

●     Increase refugee admissions

●     Decriminalize illegal migration

●     Eliminate private detention facilities

●     Reshape ICE and CBP

●     Increase support to Central American countries

Mr. Andrew Yang

●     Increase guest worker program

●     Address high numbers of illegal immigrants

●     Protect DREAMers

●     Secure the Southern Border in a humane manner

Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado

●     Protect DREAMers

●     End family separation

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York

●     Protect DREAMers

●     Create a pathway to citizenship

Gov. Jay Inslee, Washington

●     End work on President Trump's wall

●     End Muslim ban

●     Protect DACA

●     Increase refugee admissions to the United States

●     Restore foreign assistance aid to Northern Triangle Countries (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador)

●     Centered a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and expedited eligibility for DREAMers

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Two candidates do not have a clear immigration plan on their websites. These are: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City. Mayor de Blasio's campaign website lists his past accomplishments regarding immigration, but does not seem to list future plans.

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