Decision 2016: Agricultural Issues

Written by Jackie Klippenstein
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Clinton response:
1. Introduce comprehensive immigration reform
2. End the three- and 10-year bars. The three- and 10-year bars force families — especially those whose members have different citizenship or immigration statuses — to remain in the shadows, or pursue a green card by leaving the country and loved ones behind
3. Defend President Obama’s executive actions — known as DACA and DAPA — against partisan attacks
4. Do everything possible under the law to protect families 
5. Enforce immigration laws humanely
6. End family detention and close private immigration detention centers
7. Expand access to affordable health care to all families
8. Promote naturalization
9. Support immigrant integration. Hillary will create a national Office of Immigrant Affairs, support affordable integration services through $15 million in new grant funding for community navigators and similar organizations, and significantly increase federal resources for adult English language education and citizenship education.


Climate Change

Trump response: “I’m not a big believer in manmade climate change. There could be some impact, but I don’t believe it’s a devastating impact … I would say that it goes up, it goes down, and I think it’s very much like this over the years. We’ll see what happens. I mean, we’ll see what happens. Maybe you and I – even you, as young as you are – you won’t be around to see. But certainly, climate has changed. You know, they used to call it global warming. They’ve had many different – they call it extreme weather. They always change the name to encapsulate everything. The problem we have is our businesses are suffering. Our businesses are unable to compete in this country because other countries aren’t being forced to do what our businesses are being forced to do and it makes us noncompetitive, which is something that I feel very strongly about. And I feel that it puts at a great economic disadvantage for jobs and other things.”

Source: Miami Herald, August 11, 2016

Clinton response: “Climate change is one of the most serious challenges we face. It’s real, it’s driven by human activity, and it’s happening now. We need to use every tool we have to combat climate change and accelerate the transition to a clean energy future. We can’t wait any longer — and we definitely can’t wait for Congress to pass new legislation. That’s why I’ve set bold national goals for fighting climate change. And on my very first day in office, I’ll get to work achieving them.”

Source: Hillary Clinton, "What Is Hillary Clinton's Plan to Tackle Climate Change?,", May 18, 2016