On the Issues

Immigration 

 Immigrants have made Ohio and our country great.  They see America as a place where they can be free of persecution, and they are willing to work hard to achieve their dreams.  Their food, music and perspectives on life enrich our culture.

No one leaves their country of birth and their loved ones to make a dangerous journey to an unfamiliar country unless they have little choice.  In most cases the alternative is to live in abject poverty, with the constant threat of violence. I stand for legal immigration, but I also believe in compassion and understanding, and not separating children from their parents and caging them.  And unlike my opponent, I do not support a southern border wall, which experts say would be unlikely to reduce illegal immigration or trade.

I also support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), because I stand with young men and women who came to the United States at a very young age.  This is the only country they have ever known. These dreamers are American in every way except birth, contributing to the economy and serving in the military.  Deporting them to a strange land helps no one.

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