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Nebraska Compact

FEDERAL SOLUTIONS Immigration is a federal policy issue between the U.S. government and other countries—not Nebraska and other countries. We urge Nebraska’s congressional delegation, and others, to lead efforts to strengthen federal laws and protect our national borders. We urge state leaders to adopt reasonable policies addressing immigrants in Nebraska.

LAW ENFORCEMENT We respect the rule of law and support law enforcement’s professional judgment and discretion. Local law enforcement resources should focus on criminal activities, not civil violations of federal code.

FAMILIES Strong families are the foundation of successful communities. We oppose policies that unnecessarily separate families. We champion policies that support families and improve the health, education and well-being of all Nebraska children.

ECONOMY Nebraska is best served by a free-market philosophy that maximizes individual freedom and opportunity. We acknowledge the economic role immigrants play as workers and taxpayers. Nebraska’s immigration policies must reaffirm our global reputation as a welcoming and business-friendly state.

A FREE SOCIETY Immigrants are integrated into communities across Nebraska. We must adopt a humane approach to this reality, reflecting our unique culture, history and spirit of inclusion. The way we treat immigrants will say more about us as a free society and less about our immigrant neighbors. Nebraska should always be a place that welcomes people of goodwill.

*This proposed text is identical to the Utah Compact, except for the word Nebraska instead of Utah.

Sponsored by Somos Republicans, a grass roots Hispanic Republican Group.
Contact information: Bob Quasius, bob [at] somosrepublicans [dot] com

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