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2008 Elections

Chris Dodd on Immigration


(Editor's Note: Dodd dropped out of the presidential race for the Democratic nomination, following a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2007, where he got less than 1 percent of the delegates. See a video of his explanation on his campaign Web site. )


He strongly opposes issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants on grounds that it is a privilege to have one, but supports providing health care to illegal immigrants because of the affect that health has on the public. He is in favor of a comprehensive immigration reform that would offer path to citizenship for the illegal immigrants already in the U.S. in exchange for fines, back taxes and other criteria.


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Dodd addresses the need for national immigration reform and the temporary fix that local policy in the form of sanctuary cities provides.


— Las Vegas Sun intern Jenna Kohler contributed to this report.

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