Shot: Young Campaign Email: “The border crisis is out of control.”
Shot: Young Campaign ad: “His mission now: making our country safer and stronger”
Chaser: Young had a shot to pass immigration reform, but he said “NO” in 2013
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today called out two-faced Todd Young for campaigning on immigration after failing to do a thing about it during his 12 years in Congress. In a series of campaign materials, Young claimed the nation’s “border crisis is out of control” and it was his “mission” to make the country “safer and stronger”.
The problem: Young has campaigned on immigration since 2010 and hasn’t done a thing about it. He even described the border as a “national security issue” during his 2016 U.S. Senate campaign.
In fact, Todd Young went to Washington and put immigration on the backburner. In fact, Young had the opportunity to lobby for a comprehensive immigration reform package in 2013, but stayed silent.
The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill in 2013 which would have “beefed up” security along the border, required a mandatory workplace verification system for employers, installed a visa program for low-skilled workers, and established a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. These are issues the Republican Senator has campaigned on since 2010.
Todd Young is disingenuous when it comes to immigration. If he truly cared about this issue, he would have helped to solve it already in Washington. Instead, he’s using immigration as an election-year stunt with voters. Todd Young is the two-faced politician Hoosiers simply do not trust.
SHOT: Young Campaigns on Immigration
Young Campaign Email: “The border crisis is out of control.”
Young Campaign ad: “His mission now: making our country safer and stronger”
CHASER: Todd Young, GOP Controlled U.S. House Says “NO” 2013 Immigration Reform Package
POLITICO: Senate passes immigration bill
“The Senate on Thursday passed the most monumental overhaul of U.S. immigration laws in a generation, which would clear the way for millions of undocumented residents to have a chance at citizenship, attract workers from all over the world and devote unprecedented resources for security along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The vote was 68-32. Fourteen Republicans crossed the aisle to vote with all Democrats in favor. Thursday’s vote now puts the onus of immigration reform on the Republican-led House, where leaders have been resistant to the Senate legislation.” […]
“The Gang of Eight bill would essentially revamp every corner of U.S. immigration law, establishing a 13-year pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, with several security benchmarks that have to be met before they can obtain a green card. The measure would not only increases security along the border, but requires a mandatory workplace verification system for employers, trying to ensure no jobs are given to immigrants who are not authorized to work in the United States.”
The Hill: House GOP Won’t Pursue Comprehensive Immigration Bill