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Republican congressional candidate Robert Patterson.

Patterson attacks Van Drew over immigration

By Nikita Biryukov, April 21 2020 12:47 pm

House candidate Robert Patterson attacked Rep. Jeff Van Drew over immigration Tuesday, citing the congressman’s voting record from before his defection to the Republican party.

“There’s no question that America should curtail immigration during a healthcare crisis, but we need to reduce the flood of legal immigration overall to put American workers first,” Patterson said. “Cong. Van Drew’s record speaks for itself. He has routinely sided with his liberal buddies and corporate interests ahead of American workers. South Jersey voters deserve better.”

Patterson cited votes Van Drew made in favor of bills expanding the availability of visas for high-skilled workers, halting some deportations and blocking funding for a wall along the United States’ southern border sought by President Donald Trump.

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