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Roseanne Barr on Immigration
Peace and Freedom Party nominee for President
Click here for the full quote by Roseanne Barr OR click here for Roseanne Barr on other issues.
  • Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Joe Biden on Immigration
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 21 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • FactCheck: 67% of illegal aliens speak Spanish; not 40%. (Dec 2007)
  • H1-B visas only for jobs Americans canít do. (Dec 2007)
  • Americans will do any job if you pay them properly. (Dec 2007)
  • Oppose granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants. (Nov 2007)
  • Supported Bush plan: both border fence & path to citizenship. (Nov 2007)
  • 2007: Immigration reform failed because McCain absent. (Oct 2007)
  • Sanctuary cities exist because feds canít enforce their laws. (Sep 2007)
  • Itís impractical to deport 14 million illegal immigrants. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted for border fence, but to tackle drug trafficking. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Jeb Bush on Immigration
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 35 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • OpEd: Vigorously booed as moderate, by deep conservatives. (Aug 2015)
  • Eliminate sanctuary cities, plus more enforcement. (Aug 2015)
  • Earned legal status, not amnesty. (Aug 2015)
  • There is no plan to deport 11 million people. (Feb 2015)
  • 2009: favored deportation; 2012: favored path to citizenship. (Feb 2015)
  • Supports DREAM Act, but not via executive action. (Feb 2015)
  • Immigrants are an engine of economic vitality. (Jan 2015)
  • OpEd: Disagrees with Tea Party on immigration and education. (Dec 2014)
  • OpEd: Rational sympathy rather than economic logic. (Apr 2014)
  • Immigration is 'not a felony' but 'an act of love'. (Apr 2014)
  • Immigrants are committed to family, even if illegally here. (Apr 2014)
  • Illegal immigration is act of love: different kind of crime. (Apr 2014)
  • Advocate for residency for illegal immigrants. (Mar 2014)
  • FactCheck: Yes, immigrants are more fertile. (Jun 2013)
  • My plan is legalization, not self-deportation. (Mar 2013)
  • People come illegally because there's no legal path to come. (Mar 2013)
  • Path to citizenship or path to legalization: both could work. (Mar 2013)
  • Reform must make it easier to come legally than illegally. (Mar 2013)
  • 6-part proposal for comprehensive immigration reform. (Mar 2013)
  • There is no realistic pathway to citizenship for most people. (Mar 2013)
  • Limit family reunification: no siblings nor parents. (Mar 2013)
  • Treat illegals with compassion but also rule of law. (Mar 2013)
  • Path to legal resident status: pay fines & no criminals. (Mar 2013)
  • Secure border as component of reform, not as prerequisite. (Mar 2013)
  • To become citizen, pass exam in English and civic history. (Mar 2013)
  • Illegals can't "wait in line"; there is no line to wait in. (Mar 2013)
  • Objections to more multiracial America are misplaced. (Mar 2013)
  • GOP wooed Hispanics in 2004; but alienated them by 2012. (Jun 2012)
  • Education reform more critical than immigration reform. (Jan 2011)
  • Pray for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, not AZ law. (Apr 2010)
  • 1980s: Voter registration for 88,000 naturalized Hispanics. (Feb 2007)
  • Speaks Spanish; husband and father of Hispanics. (Feb 2007)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)
Ben Carson on Immigration
Click here for 6 full quotes by Ben Carson OR click here for Ben Carson on other issues.
  • Moral low road to use cheap labor if no path to citizenship. (Feb 2015)
  • Pathway to citizenship unfair to past & current immigrants. (Feb 2015)
  • Use Canadian model for guest worker program. (Jan 2015)
  • Common-sense solutions: guest workers plus harsher penalties. (Jan 2015)
  • Overwhelming majority want the southern border secured. (Jan 2012)
  • Deportation is moral low road; create guest worker program. (Jan 2012)
Lincoln Chafee on Immigration
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007)
Click here for 12 full quotes by Lincoln Chafee OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. (Jun 2015)
  • Supports legalization path & guest worker programs. (Nov 2010)
  • Co-sponsored McCain-Kennedy immigration bill. (Aug 2006)
  • Laffey supported then opposed ID cards for illegal aliens. (Aug 2006)
  • More programs for legal immigrants. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill covering child resident aliens under Medicaid. (May 2005)
Hillary Clinton on Immigration
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 40 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Immigrants keep America young and dynamic. (Jun 2014)
  • 2007: Focus on comprehensive reform, not driver's licenses. (Jan 2010)
  • Allow driver's licenses for illegals until we get reform. (Jan 2010)
  • NY licenses for illegals fills federal gap. (Aug 2009)
  • No official English, but keep common unifying language. (Feb 2008)
  • Introduce a path to earn citizenship in the first 100 days. (Feb 2008)
  • Consider halting certain raids on illegal immigrant families. (Feb 2008)
  • Border fence that cuts off a college campus is absurd. (Feb 2008)
  • Deploy technology & personnel, not a border fence. (Feb 2008)
  • Guest workers only for farms, to address labor shortage. (Feb 2008)
  • Donít turn local police into immigration enforcers. (Feb 2008)
  • Deporting all illegal immigrants is unrealistic. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegal immigrants with driverís licenses puts them at risk. (Jan 2008)
  • Exploitation of undocumented workers drives down wages. (Jan 2008)
  • Co-sponsored comprehensive immigration reform in 2004. (Jan 2008)
  • English unifies us; teach ESL but support other languages. (Dec 2007)
  • Crack down on employers who exploit undocumented workers. (Dec 2007)
  • Oppose granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Denied saying licensing illegals ďmade senseĒ. (Oct 2007)
  • Immigrant license issue needs federal action on reform. (Oct 2007)
  • More border patrolling on both Mexican AND Canadian borders. (Sep 2007)
  • Immigration reform needs family unification as one goal. (Sep 2007)
  • Anti-immigrant bill would have criminalized Jesus Christ. (Sep 2007)
  • Sanctuary cities ok; local police canít enforce immigration. (Sep 2007)
  • Making English official imperils crises needing translators. (Jun 2007)
  • Comprehensive reform to get 12 million out of shadows. (Apr 2007)
  • Keep New York-Ontario border passport-free for tourism. (Oct 2006)
  • Adamantly against illegal immigrants. (Sep 2005)

    Voting Record

  • Opposes illegal immigration, but doesnít vote to follow up. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored bill covering child resident aliens under Medicaid. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill funding social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Ted Cruz on Immigration
Click here for 9 full quotes by Ted Cruz OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Support Kate's Law: oppose our leaders who won't enforce. (Aug 2015)
  • Path to citizenship is profoundly unfair to legal immigrants. (Feb 2015)
  • End Obama's illegal amnesty via Congress' checks & balances. (Nov 2014)
  • Defund amnesty; and refuse any nominees until rescinded. (Nov 2014)
  • No path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas. (Oct 2012)
  • Give police more power to ask about immigration status. (Jun 2012)
  • Boots on the ground, plus a wall. (Apr 2012)
  • Triple the size of the Border Patrol. (Mar 2012)
  • Strengthen border security and increase enforcement. (Jul 2011)
Carly Fiorina on Immigration
Click here for 5 full quotes by Carly Fiorina OR click here for Carly Fiorina on other issues.
  • Pass immigration reform in a series of bills. (Nov 2014)
  • No comprehensive reform; but yes to DREAM Act. (Sep 2010)
  • Support the Arizona law because feds are not doing their job. (Jun 2010)
  • Opposes continued funding of sanctuary cities. (Sep 2010)
  • Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2010)
Jim Gilmore on Immigration
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA)
Click here for 6 full quotes by Jim Gilmore OR click here for Jim Gilmore on other issues.
  • Allowing illegal immigration makes contempt for rule of law. (Aug 2015)
  • Keep rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • No amnesty for illegals; control the border. (Apr 2007)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)
Lindsey Graham on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
Click here for 19 full quotes by Lindsey Graham OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Legal status for undocumented workers. (Mar 2015)
  • LEGISLATIVE path to citizenship, NOT via executive action. (Feb 2015)
  • Need comprehensive reform, not partial executive action. (Nov 2014)
  • Driving out 11 million illegals impractical; fix the system. (Nov 2014)
  • Streamline and quicken deportations. (Jul 2014)
  • Secure border now in place with comprehensive immigration. (Jun 2013)
  • New amnesty is tough and ends incoming illegals. (Jun 2013)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 27% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Mike Huckabee on Immigration
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 25 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Give DREAMers legal status & let them apply for citizenship. (May 2015)
  • 2006: rational path to citizenship; 2015: no amnesty. (Feb 2015)
  • Let illegal immigrant kids in college despite parents' crime. (Jan 2015)
  • We're a better country if we allow scholarships for illegals. (Aug 2009)
  • Illegal immigrants must go home and start over. (Jan 2008)
  • Build a border fence within 18 months of taking office. (Jan 2008)
  • Build a border fence using American labor & materials. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, supported scholarships for AR illegal aliens. (Dec 2007)
  • Pathway to citizenship must start at back of line, out of US. (Dec 2007)
  • Send illegals home so all in US can hold their heads high. (Dec 2007)
  • Make legal immigration quick, or outsource it if we canít. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: AR college bill accepted illegals after 3 years. (Nov 2007)
  • Punish people who break the law; but not their children. (Nov 2007)
  • Focus on demand: penalize employers of illegal immigrants. (Sep 2007)
  • Some anti-immigration advocates are based on racism. (Sep 2007)
  • People are angry at government for failing to track illegals. (Sep 2007)
  • Problems with McCain-Kennedy: credibility; secrecy; spending. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow in professionals as legal immigrants, but seal border. (Jun 2007)
  • Change rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • Path to citizenship if illegals admit guilt & pay fine. (Jan 2007)
  • Deport the illegal immigrants who donít do it the right way. (Jan 2006)
  • Seal the borders in a responsible way. (Jan 2006)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)
Bobby Jindal on Immigration
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 14 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Immigration without assimilation is an invasion. (Aug 2015)
  • Prosecute and defund sanctuary cities for harboring illegals. (Aug 2015)
  • More legal foreign workers; fewer who believe in Shariah law. (Jun 2015)
  • Opposes in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. (Feb 2015)
  • We need a high walls and wide gate. (Feb 2014)
  • We've got a backwards system: low walls and a narrow gate. (Feb 2014)
  • A secure border means that border governors certify it. (Feb 2014)
  • Mexico is effectively exporting its unemployment to us. (Nov 2010)
  • Enforce existing laws & refocus on high-skill immigrants. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Gary Johnson on Immigration
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
Click here for 10 full quotes by Gary Johnson OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Arizona anti-immigrant law leads to racial profiling. (Aug 2012)
  • A 10-foot wall just requires an 11-foot ladder. (Aug 2012)
  • 2 year grace period for illegals to get work visas. (Nov 2011)
  • 1 strike & you're out for legal immigrants who violate terms. (Nov 2011)
  • Let some, but not all, illegal immigrants stay in US. (Nov 2011)
  • We educate the world's best & brightest; why send them back? (Jun 2011)
  • Open the border; flood of Mexicans would become taxpayers. (Jan 2001)
  • Mexican immigrants are pursuing same dreams we all have. (Jan 2001)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
John Kasich on Immigration
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
Click here for 4 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Open to pathway to citizenship, but doesn't like it. (Feb 2015)
  • Post-Sept-11 open-door melting-pot is essentially intact. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Peter King on Immigration
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
Click here for 14 full quotes by Peter King OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • Secure border plus a pathway to citizenship. (Apr 2014)
  • Don't reward illegal behavior, but can't deport 11 million. (Apr 2014)
  • We must secure our borders; 700 mile fence on Mexican border. (Sep 2013)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A- by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Martin O`Malley on Immigration
Democrat
Click here for 2 full quotes by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Comprehensive reform to bring 11 million out of shadows. (May 2015)
  • First state to pass the DREAM Act. (Jul 2013)
Barack Obama on Immigration
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 60 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • OpEd: Executive action ignores Congress & the Constitution. (Nov 2014)
  • Executive action on immigration is well-precedented. (Nov 2014)
  • Common sense executive action: Deport felons, not families. (Nov 2014)
  • Deferred-action: Let under-age illegals remain lawfully. (Mar 2013)
  • Since 2008, deported a record number of illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform including legal immigration. (Feb 2013)
  • I promised reform in 2009, but economy took priority. (Sep 2012)
  • Focus deportations on criminals and those without US roots. (Sep 2012)
  • FactCheck: Fewer border crossings mostly due to economy. (Jan 2012)
  • Arizona's S.B.1070 creates misguided patchwork system. (Oct 2011)
  • Sent unmanned aircraft drones to monitor Mexican border. (Oct 2011)
  • Comprehensive reform can't be done by president alone. (Oct 2011)
  • Stop expelling talented undocumented workers. (Jan 2011)
  • Send 1,200 National Guard troops to southern border. (Nov 2010)
  • Anti-immigrant bitterness stems from joblessness. (Jan 2010)
  • Crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants. (Jul 2008)
  • America has nothing to fear from todayís immigrants. (Jun 2008)
  • We need comprehensive reform, like McCain used to support. (Jun 2008)
  • Recognize the humanity of immigrants: Todos somos Americanos. (Jun 2008)
  • GovWatch: Anti-immigrants fuel xenophobia, but 45% increase. (Jun 2008)
  • Encourage every student to learn a second language. (Feb 2008)
  • Need to look at different aspects of immigration reform. (Feb 2008)
  • Have border patrolled, surveillance, and deploy technology. (Feb 2008)
  • Deporting 12 million people is ridiculous and impractical. (Feb 2008)
  • Immigration raids are ineffective. (Feb 2008)
  • Immigrants are scapegoats for high unemployment rates. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegals shouldnít work; but should have path to citizenship. (Dec 2007)
  • Donít deputize Americans to turn in illegal immigrants. (Dec 2007)
  • OK to provide government services in Spanish. (Dec 2007)
  • Comprehensive solution includes employers & borders. (Nov 2007)
  • Undocumented workers come here to work, not to drive. (Nov 2007)
  • Support granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Lightning IS likelier than employer prosecution. (Nov 2007)
  • Immigration system is broken for legal immigrants. (Sep 2007)
  • Reform must include more border security, and border wall. (Sep 2007)
  • Sanctuary cities show that feds are not enforcing law. (Sep 2007)
  • Pathway to citizenship, but people have to earn it. (Aug 2007)
  • Letís be a nation of laws AND a nation of immigrants. (Aug 2007)
  • Do a better job patrolling the Canadian and Mexican borders. (Jun 2007)
  • Give immigrants who are here a rigorous path to citizenship. (Jun 2007)

    Immigrant Benefits

  • Kids who think of themselves as Americans--they should stay. (Oct 2012)
  • Still supports comprehensive reform and the DREAM Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Let foreign students stay after graduating college. (Jan 2012)
  • Increasing the legal fees on immigrants is not helping. (Feb 2008)
  • Solve the driverís license issue with immigration reform. (Jan 2008)
  • Health plan: not enough resources for illegal immigrants. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegal immigrantsí lack of ID is a public safety concern. (Oct 2007)
  • Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants. (Jul 1998)

    Voting Record

  • Support the DREAM Act for the children of illegal immigrants. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill paying fair prevailing wage to guest workers. (May 2006)
  • Provide funding for social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Sarah Palin on Immigration
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 8 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • Supports a path to citizenship, but no amnesty for illegals. (Oct 2008)
  • Never supported Pat Buchanan for president. (Sep 2008)
  • Has not often expressed views on illegal immigration. (Aug 2008)
  • OpEd: Palin is sick to death of this immigration nonsense. (Mar 2008)
  • Address jointly with Canada the border security challenges. (Jan 2007)
  • Immigrants want more vocational training & senior assistance. (Oct 2006)
  • Took no action on Alaskaís ďsanctuary citiesĒ. (Sep 2006)
  • Tightened restrictions on illegal alienís drivers licenses. (Sep 2006)
George Pataki on Immigration
Republican NY Governor
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  • Practical policy: legal residency after 200 hours of service. (Jul 2015)
  • Immigrants come to work, not for government handouts. (May 2015)
  • No executive orders on immigration. (Jan 2015)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
Rand Paul on Immigration
Click here for 12 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Legal status for 11 million illegals after we secure border. (Apr 2015)
  • National ID card for all citizens protects national security. (Apr 2015)
  • Status quo is untenable; we must do some sort of reform. (Jun 2014)
  • Move beyond amnesty, but eventually to path to citizenship. (Jun 2014)
  • Illegals are not bad people, but we have to control border. (Apr 2014)
  • Latinos support GOP stances of faith and family values. (Jun 2013)
  • Legal status, but not citizenship, for illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • We will find a place for illegal immigrants in America. (Mar 2013)
  • Replace de facto amnesty with bipartisan reform. (Mar 2013)
  • See immigrants as assets, not liabilities. (Feb 2013)
  • Obamacare treats illegal aliens because it's illegal to ask. (Oct 2010)
  • No amnesty; respect the law. (Jul 2010)
Rick Perry on Immigration
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 30 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Aviation assets 24/7 all the way from Tijuana to Texas. (Aug 2015)
  • Supports state-based DREAM Act; opposes federal DREAM Act. (Feb 2015)
  • All-of-the-above approach to resources to defend our border. (Feb 2015)
  • No comprehensive immigration reform until border is secure. (Aug 2014)
  • Illegal immigrants have committed 3,000 homicides. (Aug 2014)
  • I warned of crisis of Central American kids in 2012. (Jul 2014)
  • Secure the border to end Central American kids' crisis. (Jul 2014)
  • Boots on the ground and the border sends a visual message. (Jul 2014)
  • Obama administration either inept or conspiring on illegals. (Jul 2014)
  • Why isn't D.C. talking with border states about the border? (Jul 2013)
  • US-Mexican border security helps the entire hemisphere. (Nov 2011)
  • Mexican border beset with vicious murders & tortures. (Oct 2011)
  • You don't have a heart if you don't educate immigrant kids. (Sep 2011)
  • A 2000-mile fence makes no sense; need boots on the ground. (Sep 2011)
  • Let illegals contribute to society & pursue citizenship. (Sep 2011)
  • Secure the Mexican border against drug cartels. (Feb 2011)
  • Illegal immigration cost TX $928M in one year. (Nov 2010)
  • End the notion of sanctuary cities. (Jan 2009)
  • $100 million investment in a more secure border. (Feb 2007)

    Texas Immigration

  • We sent Texas rangers & National Guard to southern border. (Aug 2015)
  • Texas DREAM Act: in-state tuition for illegal aliens. (Feb 2015)
  • If Washington refuses to enforce the border, Texas will. (Jan 2015)
  • Texas border "surge" reduced influx of unaccompanied kids. (Aug 2014)
  • We have Texas Rangers patrolling the border. (Sep 2011)
  • Failed federal responsibility to secure the border. (Sep 2011)
  • Discounted in-state tuition regardless of immigration status. (Sep 2011)
  • El Paso border is not safe until we have boots on the ground. (Sep 2011)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)
Marco Rubio on Immigration
Click here for 26 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • Legal immigrants have been waiting in line for 15 years. (Aug 2015)
  • Joined "Gang of Eight" to push comprehensive reform. (Apr 2015)
  • Deal with border & future immigrants BEFORE any amnesty. (Feb 2015)
  • 2010: Earned path to citizenship is code for amnesty. (Feb 2015)
  • Modernize immigration to win global competition for talent. (Sep 2014)
  • Human trafficking law & deferred action caused border crisis. (Aug 2014)
  • FactCheck: No MarcoPhones, and no executive DREAMers either. (Apr 2014)
  • Give kids of illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates. (Jan 2014)
  • Border control: 90% apprehension and 100% surveillance. (Apr 2013)
  • Not amnesty: 15-year wait, plus fee, minus federal benefits. (Apr 2013)
  • Green cards after 10 years; secure border; & e-Verify. (Apr 2013)
  • Compare reform to existing situation of 11 million illegals. (Apr 2013)
  • Immigration is a human issue AND a law & order issue. (Mar 2013)
  • Leave immigration to feds; 50 sets of laws is worse. (Jun 2012)
  • English is de facto official language; let's recognize that. (Jun 2012)
  • AZ anti-immigrant law demands papers like "police state". (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Claimed falsely that parents fled Castro in 1959. (Jun 2012)
  • Legal status, but not citizenship, to migrant's children. (Jun 2012)
  • GOP DREAM Act: visas for going to college or military. (Apr 2012)
  • AZ law may unreasonably single out some citizens. (Apr 2010)
  • Don't count illegal immigrants in the 2010 census. (Apr 2010)
  • Allow children of illegals to pay in-state college tuition. (Mar 2010)
  • No amnesty in any form, not even back-of-the-line. (Mar 2010)
  • Oppose amnesty in any reform. (Feb 2010)
  • Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports full implementation of current border security laws. (Sep 2010)
Bernie Sanders on Immigration
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 12 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Offer path to citizenship; waive deportation for DREAMers. (Apr 2015)
  • English-Only, based in xenophobia, hurts legal immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Rick Santorum on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 19 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • America is worth the wait, even if families are split up. (Aug 2015)
  • Reduce the level of legal immigration by 25%. (Aug 2015)
  • Focus on skilled immigrants; now most are unskilled. (Jan 2015)
  • Amnesty to unskilled illegals makes worker wages stagnate. (Nov 2014)
  • My grandfather immigrated for American Dream, not benefits. (Aug 2012)
  • We need immigration; but we need respect of the law. (Jan 2012)
  • Welcome legal immigrants as part of made-in-America plan. (Nov 2011)
  • No in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. (Sep 2011)
  • Finish the border fence; make English the official language. (Sep 2011)
  • No tricks like 1986; secure the border first. (Sep 2011)
  • No promises & no government benefits to immigrants. (Sep 2011)
  • No benefits for illegal immigrants. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
Jill Stein on Immigration
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
Click here for 6 full quotes by Jill Stein OR click here for Jill Stein on other issues.
  • Undocumented immigration massively spiked after NAFTA. (Oct 2012)
  • Extend DREAM Act beyond age 30. (Oct 2012)
  • Provide a legal path to citizenship for immigrant residents. (Feb 2012)
  • End the war on immigrants; end "secure communities" cruelty. (Jan 2012)
  • Undocumented immigrants are critical component of economy. (Dec 2011)
  • No pathway to citizenship for criminals; open to all others. (Dec 2011)
Donald Trump on Immigration
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 14 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • We need wall on Mexican border, but ok to have a door in it. (Aug 2015)
  • Mexican government is sending criminals across the border. (Aug 2015)
  • OpEd: businesses & Republicans condemn anti-Mexico terms. (Jul 2015)
  • Half of the undocumented residents in America are criminals. (Jun 2015)
  • Mexico & Latin America send us drugs, crime, and rapists. (Jun 2015)
  • Build great wall on southern border; have Mexico pay for it. (Jun 2015)
  • We need strong borders; we need a wall. (Feb 2015)
  • Citizenship for illegal immigrants is a GOP suicide mission. (Mar 2013)
  • 351,000 illegal aliens are in our prisons; costing $1.1B. (Dec 2011)
  • Anchor babies were NEVER the intent of the 14th Amendment. (Dec 2011)
  • Invite foreigners graduating from college to stay in US. (Dec 2011)
  • Triple-layered fence & Predator drones on Mexican border. (Dec 2011)
  • Control borders; even legal immigration should be difficult. (Jul 2000)
  • Limit new immigration; focus on people already here. (Dec 1999)
Scott Walker on Immigration
Click here for 10 full quotes by Scott Walker OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • I changed my view to anti-immigration because I listened. (Aug 2015)
  • We have too many legal immigrants. (Apr 2015)
  • 2013: Comprehensive reform; 2015: no, that's amnesty. (Mar 2015)
  • No amnesty; close the back door & enforce the law. (Feb 2015)
  • No amnesty; but no mass deportation & no executive action. (Feb 2015)
  • No amnesty, but no mass deportation either. (Feb 2015)
  • Endorses path to citizenship for immigrant workers. (Jul 2013)
  • Make it easier to enter the country legally. (Jul 2013)
  • 2010: stop suspected illegals; 2012: that's a distraction. (Jul 2013)
  • Supports AZ's immigration law and no benefits for illegals. (Jul 2010)
James Webb on Immigration
Democratic Sr Senator
Click here for 7 full quotes by James Webb OR click here for James Webb on other issues.
  • Secure the border first; them deal with other aspects. (Oct 2006)
  • Tamper-proof ID card; stricter enforcement against employers. (Jun 2006)
  • Allow illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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