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Mark Kelly on Immigration

 

 


Better border technology, not wall; citizenship for DREAMers

Kelly said he supports better technology to help achieve improved security, but not primitive technology such as a wall. Kelly said he supported a stand-alone bill that would allow young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to gain legal status and citizenship. "We have to address this issue of DACA recipients and give them some certainty in their lives," Kelly said.
Source: Arizona Republic on 2020 Arizona Senate debate , Oct 6, 2020

Not for open borders but have to treat people fairly

On border security: "I'm completely on the record--I'm not for open borders. I think we need border security. We also have to treat people fairly," he said.
Source: KTAR News 92.3-FM on 2020 Arizona Senate race , Feb 21, 2020

Strong, effective border security; protect DREAMers

Mark believes that we need a strong, secure border and to fix our broken immigration system. Mark believes that any system starts with strong border security; this includes more investments in technology, well staffed ports of entry and border patrol agents on the border, and, where effective, physical barriers and fencing. Mark supports protecting DREAMers who were brought here as children, have been educated here, and played by the rules.
Source: 2020 Arizona Senate campaign website MarkKelly.com , Jan 15, 2020

Senate should pass path to citizenship for DREAMers

Kelly said the Senate should immediately pass legislation that provides a path to citizenship for the "Dreamers." He likened young peoples' contributions to this country to those of his own children. "Dreamers have grown up here, gone to school here, and are contributing to their communities--just like my kids," Kelly said in a written statement. "That Dreamers could once again face uncertainty over their status is a total failure by Washington and bad for Arizona."
Source: Arizona Republic on 2020 Arizona Senate race , Nov 12, 2019

Secure the southern border without demonizing migrants

Kelly laid out some of his political positions. He talked about the need to combat climate change and deal with immigration. "You know, it is long past time we fix our broken immigration system. Join us. And if you believe that securing our border, but doing it smartly and not demonizing people and breaking up families, join this mission," he said. Kelly is hoping to unseat Republican Sen. Martha McSally. Gov. Doug Ducey appointed her to the seat held by John McCain in December.
Source: Arizona Public Media on 2020 Arizona Senate race , Feb 25, 2019

Anti-border security, according to CC survey.

Kelly opposes the Christian Coalition survey question on border security

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Increase Border Security Including Additional Infrastructures ?' Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-12 on Sep 10, 2020

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