Ben Jealous on Immigration



Defend DREAMers & champion a pathway to citizenship

Immigration: Support DREAM Act (DACA), allowing "Dreamers" who arrived illegally as children, then grew up in the US, to achieve legal status if meet certain conditions?

Hogan: "Stop targeting innocent kids." "Find a bipartisan, common sense solution to protect DREAMers."

Jealous: Yes. "Defend Dreamers & champion a pathway to citizenship at the federal level." Named "Marylander of the year" for role in securing in-state tuition for undocumented students.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Maryland Governor race , Nov 1, 2018

Stand up to Trump's Muslim ban

Ben Jealous, former National President & CEO of the NAACP released the following statement in response to the recent decision by the Supreme Court upholding the Trump Administration's "Muslim Ban."

"As our Muslim friends and neighbors continue to be vilified by the Trump administration, we need a governor with the courage to stand up for all of us," said Jealous. "Larry Hogan has continuously failed to give the Attorney General's office the needed resources to uphold Maryland's values and has continuously failed to stand up to the leader of his own party. As governor, I'll ensure that office has the resources to hold the Trump administration accountable and I'll stand up for Marylanders regardless of religious identity."

Source: 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial website BenJealous.com , Jul 8, 2018

For society to be healthy all members need to be embraced

Immigrants have shaped our state since before it was founded. We have a moral responsibility to ensure members of our community are afforded equal opportunity, but we also have an economic responsibility to cultivate the talent immigrant families bring. Immigrants are doctors, nurses, and students. They serve in our police forces and teach our children in school. They deserve our protection and policies that attempt to break up communities hurt all of us, not just those who weren't born here.
Source: 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial campaign website, BenJealous.com , Jun 26, 2018

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