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Maine U.S. Senate Candidate Running On Five-Year Immigration Moratorium

September 25, 2020

Should the United States pause all immigration to the country for five years? One U.S. Senate candidate in Maine thinks so.

Max Linn, an independent candidate who supports President Donald Trump, is running in part on a five-year immigration moratorium to give the country time to fix its immigration system, as Village Soup reports.

The United States admitted 1.18 million legal immigrants in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; about 618,000 were new arrivals and 565,000 had a change in their status.

Linn also gained attention earlier this month when he told a debate moderator “request denied” when she asked him to stick with the question she asked.

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