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Senator Tim Kaine: Champion of Immigrants and Immigration Reform

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Today, Secretary Clinton announced Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a longtime champion of comprehensive immigration reform and ally to the immigrant community, as her running mate. Secretary Clinton’s announcement comes in stark contrast to Trump and Governor Pence’s (R-IN) dark, dangerous, and divisive vision of America presented last night.

Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, said “From an immigration policy perspective, Senator Tim Kaine has a stellar voting record. But his commitment to immigrant communities goes much deeper. In April, Kaine was one of the first Senators to sit down with undocumented families eligible for executive action to learn about the issues firsthand at a “DAPA Dinner.” We commend Hillary Clinton for choosing a running mate who is a true champion for immigrants and an inclusive vision for America at a time when both are under threat.”

See below for key resources on Senator Kaine’s immigration record:

During his 2012 Senatorial campaign, Kaine released a Spanish language ad that, in impeccable Spanish, touted his time spent as a Catholic missionary in Honduras and his gubernatorial work with the Hispanic community to expand preschool education programs

In 2012, Kaine won 70% of the Latino vote

He was the first Senator to deliver a speech on the Senate floor entirely in Spanish, in support of S.744

Sen. Kaine attended a DAPA Dinner with the Orellana family, a mixed-status family originally from Bolivia, discussed how DAPA and DACA+ would personally impact their family.