PETE BUTTIGIEG SUPPORTS PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP FOR ALL 11 MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

The Daily Caller | 4/23/2019 | Staff
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Democratic presidential nominee Pete Buttigieg said he supports a “pathway to citizenship” for the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants living the United States.

“There are over 10 million people who are undocumented immigrants in this country who don’t fall into [the DACA] category and the reality is we can’t have comprehensive immigration reform that works unless it addresses the status for those 11 some undocumented immigrants” Buttigieg said Monday night during a CNN town hall forum.

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Buttigieg spoke highly of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, but noted that it only protects about 700,000 young illegal immigrants from deportation. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, wants to implement a measure that would give citizenship to the millions of undocumented adults living in the U.S.

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“What we need to do is make sure there is a pathway to citizenship for them too,” he said, claiming that there was broad consensus on the issue.

The 37-year-old mayor said comprehensive immigration reform would include: A pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, a level of protection for dreamers, reforms to clear up...
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