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Hassan Ahmad 🇺🇸 @HMAesq
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Teachable moment: The Overton window has shifted so far to the right that even immigrants like David Ramadan consider speaking out on Comstock's deplorable immigration record "partisan hackery."

Far from being deceitful, my statement is a product of 15 years of experience.
Comstock succumbed to the race-baiting GOP party line. She can't be seen as true Republican if she doesn't conflate the entire Latino community with MS-13.
She introduced the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, blazing new trails in the law by making gang members deportable.
Despite her persistent and curious claims that @JenniferWexton wants to let gang members into Virginia, she voted in favor of freeing ICE to detain and deport anyone, without prioritization for the dangerous ones.

Partisan hackery, defined.
She has attacked Dreamers, joining white nationalist @SteveKingIA by voting to bar them from enlisting in the US military, and prohibiting federal funding from being used to reapply for DACA

She has supported wasting our money on the ridiculous border wall.
In response to the horrors of children being ripped from their parents, and subsequent reports of sexual abuse of children, Comstock's response was to write a letter to Jeff Sessions and others seeking "clarification on how this Administration makes those determinations."
Her prior record as a Virginia legislator isn't any better. She voted to burden state police with determining citizenship status of arrestees, and also to bar undocumented immigrants from enrolling in public universities (a position championed by David Ramadan and Dick Black.)
It appears she would rather spend taxpayer money detaining and deporting people, instead of empowering them to fight toward lawful status and be able to achieve prosperity.

Yet she claims to represent the best interests of #VA10.

No thanks.
With this record, how can I, as a lawyer, send my clients to her office? Will she ask my Latino clients if they've ever been involved in a gang like MS-13?

What about my asylum clients - will she limit her help to sending a follow-up letter because she's afraid they're lying?
Will she help my DACA client whose application was denied because she couldn't prove she was here before age 16?

What about a young aspiring American who wants to serve the country he considers his own? Will she support a person with lawful temporary status to go to school?
I don't believe she will go to bat for my clients, and that's a serious problem for her in a diverse district like VA-10. On immigration, she only comes off as moderate if the current framing of immigrants as outsiders is accepted.
Comstock must give immigration lawyers and advocates in her district a reason to think otherwise. I want to see her tell her GOP base that she stands with immigrants, that she was wrong to think they should be tracked like FedEx packages.

Vote for @JenniferWexton.
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