Friday, June 15, 2012

Tim Kaine’s statement on President’s immigration policy

Tim Kaine at the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce

Richmond, VA – Tim Kaine released the following statement today in response to the announced policy by the Obama Administration that it will end the deportation of young people who were illegally brought to the United States of America before they turned 16, and allow for their applications for work permits.

“Today’s decision is an important step toward the goal of building the most talented workforce in the world. In order to maintain our competitive edge in a global economy, we must tap the skills of all our young people, not just some, who have benefited from our schools and communities. Only when we pursue immigration policies based on what’s best for our economy, not political ideology, can we ensure that we’ll have a workforce ready to lead new industries and fill the high-tech and skilled jobs of tomorrow.

“Instead of punishing children for actions their parents took long ago, this policy will allow these young adults the opportunity to contribute to society, and be the engines of innovation for the next generation. These children have grown up and gone to school in our communities for most of their lives. It’s time we allow them to serve and work, in order to reach their full potential.”

Posted By Valerie Garner

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