The state director of 32NJ SEIU says that while Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin’s statement that he opposes the Trump administration’s position on separating immigrant children from their parents should be commended, Hugin needs to “put actions to his words if he wants to prove that he can truly represent his electorate.”
“Hugin should be specific about what he’d do if he were elected to the Senate, including whether he would support legislation like Senate bill 3036, the Keep Families Together Act,” said Kevin Brown, vice president and New Jersey state director of 32BJ SEIU. “His opponent, Sen. Bob Menendez, is one of the co-sponsors of the bill.”
Hugin would support a stand-alone bill that ends family separations, his campaign said.
“Bob believes that parts of that bill have merit, but strongly believes that we need to stop making this issue an exclusively partisan exercise or it will be doomed to fail as it has so many times before. Bob would support a stand alone bill that ends family separations and continues to strongly support comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform that secures our borders and provides a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers and others who are living productive, constructive lives in America,” said Megan Piwowar, Hugin’s communications director. “Now is the time time for career, ineffective politicians like Bob Menendez, who’s been in Washington for 25 years, to stop the partisan, political gamesmanship and the finger pointing, and deliver results.”