Latino, Immigrant Voters Looking to ’16 Candidates for New Leadership, But Won’t Find It In #16 John Kasich
Today, Ohio Gov. John Kasich throws his hat into the presidential race becoming the 16th major candidate in the GOP field. Unfortunately, his track record in elected office and remarks so far have not given Latino, Asian, and immigrant voters any assurances that he has the leadership to fix our country’s broken immigration system.
Below are remarks by Lupe Lopez, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Citizenship:
“While Governor, John Kasich has often ignored the growing immigrant population in Ohio. Now that he is running for president, it looks like he will continue to ignore us with his generic campaign rhetoric that fails to address one of our country’s most pressing issues—immigration reform.
“Already on the campaign trail, Kasich has fed empty promises to immigrant moms and children telling them he would oppose senseless deportations that separate families with U.S. born children. According to the local group, Ohio’s Voice, Kasich and his staff have refused to meet with immigrant families, nor have they explained why the state signed on to a multi-state lawsuit blocking immigration actions that would help millions.
“If Kasich hopes to make any breakthrough in his late entry to the national presidential stage, he needs to recognize that he cannot lie to, run away from, or ignore the fastest growing segment of the U.S. electorate.”
Contact: Kyle Tharp, (865) 776-9645
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