Virtual Debates: 2020 Presidential Issues

Foreign Policy

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Bill Weld

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Mark Sanford

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Andrew Yang

Secure the southern border and drastically decrease the number of illegal entries into the US. Provide a new tier of long-term permanent residency for anyone who has been here illegally for a substantial amount of time so that they can come out of the shadows and enter the formal economy and become full members of the community. This new tier would permit individuals to work and stay in the country, provided they pay their taxes and don’t get convicted of a felony. This tier would put them on a longer, eighteen-year path to citizenship (the same amount of time it takes those born in the US to get full citizenship rights), reflecting our desire to bring them into our country but also their decision to circumvent legal immigration channels.

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Elizabeth Warren

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Bill de Blasio

On trade, de Blasio is against NAFTA and criticized the Trans Pacific Partnership, a large trade pact many Democrats backed under former President Barack Obama.

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Steve Bullock

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Tom Steyer

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John Delaney

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Kirsten Gillibrand

We must work with—not alienate—our allies, maintain international commitments and leverage diplomatic and humanitarian strategies before resorting to military ones. Most importantly, military engagements should not continue without a clear strategy, defined and achievable goals and the consent of Congress through new Authorizations for the Use of Military Force. America’s commander in chief is not a dictator, and the decision to deploy our troops can never be made lightly or unilaterally.

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Beto O'Rourke

There are children sleeping on cold concrete floors with aluminum foil for blankets in the worst, most inhumane conditions. This is the same administration and government who placed those kids in cages, deported their mothers back to the very countries from which they fled, and has lost the lives of 6 children while in the custody of this country. That cannot be us. That cannot be America.

Source: South Carolina Democratic Convention (June 2019)

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Jay Inslee

We have to insist on common sense, not chaos, so that Trump does not stumble into an unnecessary war in Iran.

Source: South Carolina Democratic Convention (June 2019)

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Marianne Williamson

Supports providing affordable health care to undocumented immigrant families, and reducing the number of immigrants in detention centers.

Source: PBS

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Michael Bennet

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Wayne Messam

We take advantage of the (I would say free labor) of many immigrants, but this country doesn't penalize corporations for hiring illegal labor - but we demonize them for coming to this country just to be able to chase the American dream. We have to provide a pathway to citizenship for those individuals.

Source: South Carolina Democratic Convention (June 2019)

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Joe Sestak

As the son of an immigrant who is now buried at Arlington, I know that the immigrant story is the story of America. Our immigrant heritage is a rich seam in our country’s history and adds much promise to our collective future. So many immigrants arrived in this country with nothing, and yet, through hard work and perseverance, saw their children become doctors, machinists, scientists, journalists, artists, welders, teachers, engineers — and even three-star admirals. No one doubts that our current immigration system is broken. But it will not be fixed by breaking it even further, which seems to be the current administration’s approach. It can only be fixed through comprehensive reform.

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Kamala Harris

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Tim Ryan

I think this has been the President Trump appeasement tour. I have no idea why he is shaking hands with a dictator, who just in May, was sending missiles into the Sea of Japan. I mean, you don't reward that kind of behavior with a visit to your country by the President of the United States. There's been no progress at all. They have done nothing they have been talking about. It is historic, but what has been done? Nothing. And the whole deal with China, backing down on Huawei, are you kidding me? What China has been doing with cyber-security, what Huawei has been doing all over the world and and we're going to back down? I thought that was the one piece that we could count on President Trump to hold the line on for national security purposes and he's loosening what he did. I think this is very, very dangerous. I'm very disappointed in the President.

Source: Fox News Interview

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Mike Gravel

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Joe Biden

First and foremost, we must enforce existing trade laws and invest in the competitiveness of our workers and communities here at home, so that they complete on a level playing field. Then, we need to write the rules of the road for international trade through a modern, inclusive process—rules that protect our workers, safeguard the environment, uphold labor standards and middle-class wages, foster innovation, and take on big global challenges like corporate concentration, corruption, and climate change.

Source: Campaign Website

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Bernie Sanders

If we believe that we must end endless wars, we must take on the political dominance of the military industrial complex.

Source: Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame (May 2019)

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Tulsi Gabbard

The most important duty a president has is to serve as commander in chief and I'll be ready to do that job on day one. Having served as a soldier for over 16 years, deployed twice to the middle east, served in congress over 6 years on the homeland security, foreign affairs, and armed services committees, I know the importance of our national security and I know the cost of war. For too long, war mongers in both parties have been dragging us from one regime change war to the next, and this president right now is leading us closer and closer to the brink of a war with Iran. I'll work to end this new cold war.

Source: South Carolina Democratic Convention (June 2019)

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John Hickenlooper

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Joe Walsh

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Seth Moulton

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Julián Castro

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Cory Booker

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Donald Trump

Two high-profile summits with Kim. Trump claimed success after the first meeting, which took place in Singapore last year, though the talks did not produce a final deal for North Korean denuclearization. The second summit, in Vietnam earlier this year, also failed to result in an agreement between the two countries.

Source: PBS

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Pete Buttigieg

We need to protect dreamers. For all undocumented immigrants we need to have a pathway to citizenship. We need to improve the lawful immigration system - including having the resources to adjudicate asylum claims. And by the way, it does not make America safer to divide families who are seeking asylum. Nor is is unlawful to come to this country seeking asylum.Source: We Decide Forum (June 2019)

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Amy Klobuchar

You always have to talk to everyone when it is American security and the World's security at stake, but he keeps having these summits and meetings that really don't produce anything. There's been a number of them now, and this time, you just can't look at this as going over and talking to your dictator next door and bringing them a hot dish over the fence. There's a lot more, and what this is about is making sure there are measurable results, that we have a plan when we go in there, and we just haven't seen that. In fact, just in May, you saw North Korea launch another missile into the sea in violation of the UN resolution. And to me you just need to have a plan to denuclearize that peninsula or to reduce those weapons immediately. I just don't see that happening yet.

Source: Face the Nation Interview, June 2019

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