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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)
Mike Bloomberg on Immigration
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 3 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Reforming broken system is most important step for economy. (Mar 2013)
  • Normalize status of otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants. (May 2007)
  • Border controls fight natural forces of supply and demand. (May 2007)
John Bolton on Immigration
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  • Assimilate immigrants: not embarrassed by Americanization. (May 2012)
Jeb Bush on Immigration
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 21 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • 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 2 full quotes by Ben Carson OR click here for Ben Carson on other issues.
  • Overwhelming majority want the southern border secured. (Jan 2012)
  • Deportation is moral low road; create guest worker program. (Jan 2012)
Hillary Clinton on Immigration
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 39 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • 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 5 full quotes by Ted Cruz OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • 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)
Andrew Cuomo on Immigration
Democratic Governor
Click here for 2 full quotes by Andrew Cuomo OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • Created a state Office for New Americans. (Jan 2013)
  • Disallow discrimination & exploitation of immigrants. (Nov 2010)
Rahm Emanuel on Immigration
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee
Click here for 6 full quotes by Rahm Emanuel OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Newt Gingrich on Immigration
Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House
Click here for 22 full quotes by Newt Gingrich OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • Newt side-by-side against Romney, Paul & Santorum. (Mar 2012)
  • By 2014, finish job of constructing a double border fence. (Feb 2012)
  • Use American Express & Visa to verify immigration laws. (Jan 2012)
  • Romney's "self-deportation" is an Obama-level fantasy. (Jan 2012)
  • Not speaking English traps people into not getting jobs. (Jan 2012)
  • Santorum's immigration stances compared to Newt's. (Jan 2012)
  • Review all illegal aliens & if you have no ties, go home. (Nov 2011)
  • Illegal aliens born in the US should not be deported. (Nov 2011)
  • Sue the federal government for every cent spent on illegals. (Nov 2011)
  • Employers should use e-verify for all hires. (Sep 2011)
  • Require official English plus American history. (Sep 2011)
  • I voted for Reagan's legal guest worker program. (Sep 2011)
  • Citizen Boards to decide which immigrants stay and go. (Aug 2011)
  • Use National Guard on US-Mexican border. (Jun 2011)
  • Deport 55,000 illegal aliens with multiple arrest records. (Dec 2007)
  • Elite immigration solution incompatible with American values. (Dec 2007)
  • Lax border security lets in terrorists. (Dec 2007)
  • Immigrants must learn key values of American history. (Dec 2006)
  • Make it harder to sneak in, but easier for guest workers. (Dec 2006)
  • 1989: Let Tiananmen students overstay visas. (Jun 1995)
  • Irish and Chinese immigrants overcame bigotry; so can blacks. (Jun 1995)
  • No welfare for non-citizens. (Dec 1994)
Nikki Haley on Immigration
Click here for 3 full quotes by Nikki Haley OR click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
  • Audit businesses to see if using E-Verify. (Apr 2012)
  • It's not a racial issue; it's about the rule of law. (Apr 2012)
  • Co-sponsored toughest standard of immigration enforcement. (Nov 2010)
Mike Huckabee on Immigration
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 22 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • 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)
Jon Huntsman on Immigration
Republican UT Governor
Click here for 6 full quotes by Jon Huntsman OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • H1B visa process is broken; we need immigrant brainpower. (Sep 2011)
  • Focus on fixing legal immigration as well as illegal. (Sep 2011)
  • End patchwork of state laws & just secure the border. (Aug 2011)
  • Vetoed repeal of college tuition for illegal immigrants. (May 2011)
  • Border fence repulses me; inconsistent with America's image. (May 2011)
  • 2008: GOP should tack to the middle on immigration. (Jan 2011)
Bobby Jindal on Immigration
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • 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)
Peter King on Immigration
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
Click here for 12 full quotes by Peter King OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • 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 the full quote by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • First state to pass the DREAM Act. (Jul 2013)
Barack Obama on Immigration
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 57 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • 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)
Deval Patrick on Immigration
Democrat
Click here for 3 full quotes by Deval Patrick OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • In-state tuition ok for illegals; focus on employers. (Sep 2006)
  • Drivers licenses for illegals, for security and safety. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants. (Nov 2005)
Rand Paul on Immigration
Click here for 6 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • 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 16 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • US-Mexican border security helps the entire hemisphere. (Nov 2011)
  • Mexican border beset with vicious murders & tortures. (Oct 2011)
  • We have Texas Rangers patrolling the border. (Sep 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)
  • Failed federal responsibility to secure the border. (Sep 2011)
  • Discounted in-state tuition regardless of immigration status. (Sep 2011)
  • Let illegals contribute to society & pursue citizenship. (Sep 2011)
  • El Paso border is not safe until we have boots on the ground. (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)
  • 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)
Rob Portman on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2)
Click here for 6 full quotes by Rob Portman OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports full implementation of current border security laws. (Sep 2010)
Condoleezza Rice on Immigration
Secretary of State
Click here for 6 full quotes by Condoleezza Rice OR click here for Condoleezza Rice on other issues.
  • We need immigrants but also need immigration laws. (Aug 2012)
  • Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US. (Feb 2012)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform, while respecting law. (May 2008)
  • Immigrants must speak English to succeed. (May 2006)
  • Committed to border security and smarter screening. (Jan 2006)
  • No backlash from knowledge-based Asian immigration. (Jun 2000)
Mitt Romney on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (MA); presidential nominee-apparent
Click here for 42 full quotes by Mitt Romney OR click here for 7 older headlines OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • OpEd: Far right immigration policy lost Hispanic vote. (Mar 2013)
  • Obama said he'd reform our immigration system but he didn't. (Oct 2012)
  • Support the E-Verify portion of the Arizona immigration law. (Oct 2012)
  • Focus on reuniting families instead of diversity or DREAMers. (Sep 2012)
  • Self-deportation: people make their own choice about leaving. (Sep 2012)
  • High-tech fence for 2,000 miles on Mexican border. (Jun 2012)
  • Enforce employment laws; illegal immigrants will self-deport. (Jan 2012)
  • English should be the official language of the US. (Jan 2012)
  • Alien employment cards ; not amnesty. (Nov 2011)
  • I don't believe in rounding up 11 million people. (Nov 2011)
  • Current system is concrete wall against best & brightest. (Nov 2011)
  • Of course a border fence; of course no free tuition. (Sep 2011)
  • Build 2,600-mile fence with enough guards to secure it. (Sep 2011)
  • I like legal immigration; let business determine visas. (Aug 2011)
  • Immigration practices are upside down: more hi-tech visas. (Mar 2010)
  • Ardent proponent of English immersion. (Mar 2010)
  • GovWatch: 2005: Called comprehensive reform ďreasonableĒ. (Feb 2008)
  • Deport illegal immigrants in 90 days under the ideal setting. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegal immigrants should go home eventually. (Dec 2007)
  • No mandatory prison term for employers who hire illegals. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Took hard-line on illegals, but only late in term. (Dec 2007)
  • Welcome the people who have been standing in line first. (Dec 2007)
  • Employers have no means of knowing whoís legal & whoís not. (Dec 2007)
  • Avoid chain migration; disallow families from one citizen. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Illegals employed at his home, but by contractor. (Nov 2007)
  • Z-visa is not technically amnesty; but is in fact amnesty. (Sep 2007)
  • Make America more attractive for legal immigrants. (Aug 2007)
  • Priorities: secure border, employer verification, no amnesty. (Aug 2007)
  • Enforce the law against 12 million illegals here now. (Jun 2007)
  • Make English national language; communicate in Spanish too. (Jun 2007)
  • Keep rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • The 12 million illegal immigrants canít stay forever. (Jan 2006)
  • Unfair to allow all illegal immigrants to stay. (Jan 2006)

    Immigrant Benefits

  • Undocumented students get legal status by joining military. (Sep 2012)
  • Vetoed in-state tuition; turn off the magnet. (Sep 2011)
  • Turn off the magnet that attracts immigrants. (Sep 2011)
  • Attacked Arkansas program for scholarships for illegals. (Aug 2009)
  • Illegal immigrants shouldnít get tuition break in schools. (Nov 2007)
  • AdWatch: No driverís license & in-state tuition for illegals. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Took no action against 4 Mass. sanctuary cities. (Nov 2007)
  • Reduce federal funding to sanctuary cities. (Sep 2007)
  • Tuition breaks encourage illegal immigration. (Nov 2005)
Marco Rubio on Immigration
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  • Border control: 90% apprehension and 100% surveillance. (Apr 2013)
  • Not amnesty: 15-year wait, plus fee, minus federal benefits. (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 ant-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)
Paul Ryan on Immigration
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1)
Click here for 10 full quotes by Paul Ryan OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • Demand enforcement of immigration laws, without amnesty. (Aug 2012)
  • Make border fence construction a top priority. (Aug 2012)
  • More employer penalties but no "big brother" database. (Aug 2012)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Rick Santorum on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 15 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • 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)
Donald Trump on Immigration
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 7 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • 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)
Jesse Ventura on Immigration
Former Independent MN Governor
Click here for 8 full quotes by Jesse Ventura OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Great Wall of China failed; so will the Great Wall of the US. (Apr 2008)
  • Immigration is an integral part of who we are. (Jul 2000)
  • Official English leads to Official Christianity. (Jul 2000)
  • Emergency medical, but no other services, for illegal imms. (Nov 1998)
  • Grant legal immigrants all benefits of citizens. (Nov 1998)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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