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Denying green cards to needy immigrants is discrimination

Rep. Marcia Fudge says a new Trump administration rule that would deny green cards to legal immigrants if they're perceived to need public assistance would "codify discrimination." A Department of Homeland Security rule would turn away prospective immigrants who it deems likely to rely on government support for a significant period to meet their basic needs.
Source: The Cleveland Plain-Dealer on Biden Transition , Jan 23, 2020

Increasing high tech visas could hurt blacks seeking jobs

Fudge conveyed the Congressional Black Caucus' concern with allowing higher numbers of highly skilled immigrants into the U.S. "We know that [historically black colleges and universities] graduate more people in science, technology, engineering and math. But if you say you're going to have as many as 100,000 high-skilled visas come into this country every year, then that is saying to my children, 'You know what? Don't even go into that field, because there's not going to be a place for you.' "
Source: National Public Radio on Biden Cabinet , May 23, 2013

Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service.

Fudge voted NAY Gosar Anti-DACA Amendment to H.R. 5293

Congressional Summary: The House voted on an amendment by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) to H.R. 5293, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017. The amendment would prohibit funds from being used to extend the expiration of, or reissue a new expiration date to, the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program.

Recommendation by Heritage Foundation to vote YES:(6/16/2016): The MAVNI program is a pilot program authorizing "military services to recruit certain legal immigrants whose skills are considered to be vital to the national interest." However, a DoD memo has made it clear that DACA/DAPA recipients are eligible under this program, essentially opening up a pathway to amnesty for illegal aliens who enlist. By ensuring that this guidance ends, DOD will no longer be able to enlist illegal immigrants through MAVNI.

Recommendation by the ACLU to vote NO: (6/28/2011): The DREAM Act promotes fundamental fairness for young people by allowing access to affordable post-secondary education and military service opportunities, regardless of immigration status, and would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, have lived here for at least five years and have graduated from high school. The DREAM Act could result in billions of dollars in additional tax revenue from tapping the potential of DREAM-eligible students and future service personnel. Since September 11, 2001, more than 69,000 immigrants have earned citizenship while serving, and more than 125 who entered military service after that date have made the ultimate sacrifice in war by giving their lives for this nation.

Legislative outcome: Failed House 210 to 211 (no Senate vote)

Source: Congressional vote 16-H5293 on Jun 16, 2016

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