Elections

Candidate Statements

7th District Democratic Congressional Candidate Calls Out Lance on DACA Stand

7th Congressional District Democratic Congressional Candidate Lisa Mandelblatt.

Lisa Mandelblatt, a Democratic candidate for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, slammed U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance today for his effort to have his DACA cake and eat it too.

In response to President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Lance announced that he plans to co-sponsor H.R. 1468, the "Recognizing America's Children Act" bill.

The bill was introduced in March by Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo. He introduced similar legislation in 2016, which was roundly criticized at the time as legislation that stood no chance of passing solely designed to pander to the large Hispanic population in his Miami district.

Sign Up for E-News

As of today, Curbelo’s bill only has 18 Republican co-sponsors and no Democrats.

“Saying you are co-sponsoring legislation that has no chance of passing a Republican congress is just a cop out,” Mandelblatt said. “This bill is clearly designed to shield Republican members of Congress from charges that they are anti-immigrant.

“Congressman Lance has never been an advocate for hard-working immigrants,” Mandelblatt said. “In 2010 he voted against the DREAM Act. In 2013, he voted to restart deportations of DACA-eligible individuals. He even voted to nullify DACA in twice in 2014, and again in 2015. It's downright shameful that he would stoop to cheap political theater to cover himself, while playing politics with hopes of 71,000 DREAMers in New Jersey.”

“If elected to Congress, I would fight for true immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship for DREAMers,” Mandelblatt said. “DREAMers were brought to this nation as children, successfully integrated into our communities, and pledge allegiance to our flag the same as every other U.S. citizen."

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

Springfield

Union County Daughters of Ireland Raise More Than $3,500 with Cranford Bar Crawl

September 18, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County’s women of Irish descent are coming together to build relationships, network and raise money for young women of Irish heritage.

Two Clark women, Kate Mooney and Lori Connolly, teamed up last April to start the Union County Daughters of Ireland. They were inspired by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a group of which Mooney’s father is a proud ...

Springfield Township Committee: Pet Store Ordinance Clarification of Comments Made

September 15, 2017

Dear Editor:

Thank you for your coverage of the pet store ordinance issue at the Springfield Township Committee meeting on 9/12/17 wherein an ordinance was unanimously adopted.  My group, FAUN-NJ, has worked extensively on this issue at the local, county and state level together with the Humane Society of the United States and New Jersey Residents Against Puppy Mills. 

I’d ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

September 21, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

Democrat Chris Capodice Announces Plan to Maintain Springfield’s Sustainable Jersey Certification

September 18, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Chris Capodice, Democratic candidate for Township Council, today announced his plan to support and expand green initiatives to maintain Springfield’s certification as a Sustainable Jersey Community.

Capodice stated, “It is essential that our Township Committee works hard to preserve our environment for our kids and grandkids. I am proud of the work I did as a ...

Union County College Names New Governor to the Board

September 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – At the September 19, 2017, Joint Meeting of the Union County College Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, Hugh C. Welsh, of Cranford, was sworn in to serve as a new Governor. Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Board of Governors Chair Elizabeth Garcia welcomed Mr. Welsh to the meeting and initiated his swearing in.

Mr. Welsh is the ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_1643d2a8a911c4a14d33_every_brilliant_thing_graphic

Fri, September 22, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, September 23, 9:00 AM

Clipper Pavilion, West Orange

4th Annual Heroes for Children 5k and Family Fun ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Sat, September 23, 11:00 AM

Frazee House, Scotch Plains

2nd Annual Harvest Homecoming at the Frazee House

Arts & Entertainment