Should there be a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants?

Aug 29, 2018
DACA and DREAMers

This year Citizens Count is asking every federal candidate in New Hampshire: should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?

Here’s where candidates stand on the issue.

Yes, create a path to citizenship

Every Democrat in the 1st and 2nd Congressional district supports a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

Every Libertarian also supports some sort of path to legal status for these young adults.

Sununu would refuse use of NH National Guard to separate immigrant families

Jun 20, 2018
immigrant family separation

The administration of President Donald Trump is engaged in a controversial practice of separating families caught trying to cross into the United State illegally.

While no National Guard troops are currently involved in separating families, guardsmen and women have been deployed to the border at the request of the administration for drug smuggling enforcement.

Do you support Gov. Sununu’s efforts to get more seasonal foreign worker visas for NH businesses?

Apr 16, 2018

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has written a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and federal labor department officials asking them to raise the number of visas granted for seasonal workers.

Do you agree with efforts to deport a group of Indonesians from New Hampshire?

Oct 23, 2017

President Donald Trump promised to step up immigration enforcement.

In New Hampshire, the impact of that promise can be seen in efforts by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to deport a group of Christian Indonesians who came the state seeking safe haven from religious persecution.

To learn more about immigration enforcement the state level, visit our State Immigration Enforcement issue page.

Gov. Sununu wants a fix for “Dreamers”

Sep 06, 2017
immigration

On Tuesday the Trump administration announced an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which granted legal status to young adults brought to the United States illegally when they were children.

The Obama administration started the program.  Participants are often called “Dreamers,” since DACA is based on the ideas of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.  The Act never passed Congress.

Immigration trends in NH

May 05, 2016

According to a recent report funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, northwestern counties in New Hampshire have seen an increase in new immigrants over the past decade, while counties along the Massachusetts border have seen a decrease.

The report compared the number of new immigrants from 2000-2005 to the number of new immigrants from 2010-2015, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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