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Eric Holcomb on Immigration

 

 


Allowed DACA recipients to get state professional licenses

Q: Support tighter immigration restrictions?

Eric Holcomb: Unclear. Will keep accepting refugees, but "NOT illegal or unlawful immigrants." Supported Trump's 2017 order restricting refugees and immigration. Signed law allowing immigrants brought to U.S. illegally as children (DACA recipients) to get state professional licenses.

Woody Myers: No. Supports immigration in general. "We've got to make sure that people feel welcome." Against substandard medical care for immigrants.

Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 Indiana Gubernatorial race , Nov 3, 2020

I won't be xenophobic on immigration policy

A new super PAC, called Frugal Hoosiers, was started by Bill Oesterle, the former CEO of Indianapolis-based Angie's List. Oesterle and Eric Holcomb were top political aides to Pence's predecessor, former Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels.

"We want to make sure people understand two of these candidates want to shut down the government; one of them has said he won't do that," Holcomb said. "Two of these candidates are not supportive of the LGBT community; one of them is. Two of these candidates are very xenophobic on immigration policy; one of them isn't."

The campaigns of Stutzman and Young, who both voted last month against the federal budget-and-debt deal that averted a possible government shutdown, said they were unfazed by the new super PAC.

Holcomb said he doesn't support efforts to shut down the government, believes securing the border should be a priority, and has a zero-tolerance policy on discrimination.

Source: Chicago Tribune on 2016 Indiana Senate race , Nov 10, 2015

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