Kim Reynolds on Immigration
Secure our border, but no family separations
Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending family separations at the border:
"What was happening at the southern border was horrific. Children were being separated from their families to be used as pawns.
That is not who we are as a nation.
"While the president's action today is progress, the work is not done.
Congress cannot use this executive order as an excuse not to act. Our nation's immigration system is still broken, and our border is not secure. It is time for Washington to get the job done."
Source: Press Release on 2018 Iowa Gubernatorial race
, Jun 20, 2018
End DACA, but Congress should act
Reynolds says she agrees with Trump's decision to phase out a program that protects young immigrants from deportation because she believes Congress should address the issue. She said it's Congress' job to pass immigration law.
She wouldn't specify what lawmakers should do, though she said immigration reform could include a pathway to citizenship for some immigrants affected by Trump's decision.
Source: Associated Press on 2018 Iowa gubernatorial race
, Sep 5, 2017
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