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MJ Hegar on Immigration

 

 


Consider abolishing ICE; prefer better leadership & policies

Hegar said she would "consider" abolishing ICE, but that she would rather focus on having "the right leadership in place passing down the right policies."
Source: The Texan on 2020 Texas Senate race , Jun 8, 2020

Asylum seekers should not be treated as criminals

We need to bring some common sense to the issue. That means starting with permanently ending child separation, ensuring asylum seekers are not treated as criminals and their claims are properly processed, securing the border with effective procedures and technologies instead of wasting billions on an ineffective wall that would require robbing our military construction budget while seizing land from Texans, and building a path to citizenship for undocumented residents.
Source: 2020 Texas Senate campaign website MJforTexas.com , Jan 20, 2020

Support DACA recipients, they represent the best of us

Hegar said when it comes to immigration there's a lot that needs to be done. She said she supports comprehensive immigration reform, fully funding immigration courts and supporting DACA recipients. "I believe that the people who are DACA recipients represent the best of us," Hegar said. "We need to support DACA recipients and make sure they know the only country they've ever known is not going to be taken away from them."
Source: KXAN Austin NBC-TV on 2020 Texas Senate race , Nov 17, 2019

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