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Greg Abbott on Immigration
Republican Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Greg Abbott on other issues.
  • Texas must fortify its efforts to secure our border. (Feb 2021)
  • Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws. (May 2017)
  • Enforce against sanctuary cities or more Texans will die. (Jan 2017)
  • Ordered no more Syrian refugee resettlement. (Nov 2015)
  • 500 new state troopers plus Texas Rangers at the border. (Feb 2015)
George P. Bush on Immigration
Republican Texas Land Commissioner: Click here for George P. Bush on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Dewhurst on Immigration
Republican Lt. Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Dewhurst on other issues.
  • Limit police power to ask detainees about immigration status. (Jun 2012)
  • Boots on the ground, plus a wall. (Apr 2012)
  • No amnesty & no tuition for illegals; go home and re-apply. (Mar 2012)
  • Triple the size of the Border Patrol. (Mar 2012)
Kathie Glass on Immigration
Libertarian candidate for Texas Governor: Click here for Kathie Glass on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Beto O`Rourke on Immigration
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee: Click here for 30 full quotes OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Why do we check for HIV at the border and no other diseases? (Oct 2019)
  • Don't turn away asylum seekers who return home to face death. (Oct 2019)
  • Legalize DREAMers and their families. (Sep 2019)
  • Grant refuge to those severely impacted by climate change. (Sep 2019)
  • People who come here must follow our laws. (Jul 2019)
  • Keep asylum laws; let refugees apply from home countries. (Jun 2019)
  • End family separation; rewrite law from ground up. (Jun 2019)
  • Asylum seekers should be able to apply from home countries. (Jun 2019)
  • Asylum-seekers are fleeing deadliest countries in the world. (Jun 2019)
  • Military service as pathway to citizenship for immigrants. (Jun 2019)
  • Most immigrants pose no danger, but keep illegal entry law. (Jun 2019)
  • Do not repeal law: keep illegal border crossings a crime. (Jun 2019)
  • Treat asylum seekers with respect; repair home countries. (Jun 2019)
  • Immediately undo Trump actions; work with Congress. (Jun 2019)
  • Expedite citizenship process for legal residents & DREAMers. (Jun 2019)
  • Those seeking asylum pose no threat. (May 2019)
  • Against border wall; against criminalizing asylum seekers. (Apr 2019)
  • Stop refugee issue by dealing with what's driving them here. (Apr 2019)
  • Condemns President Trump's wall; "Walls end lives". (Mar 2019)
  • Path to citizenship for all DREAMers. (Mar 2019)
  • Raise cap on work visas; find pathway to citizenship. (Mar 2019)
  • End separating kids; make DREAMers citizens. (Oct 2018)
  • Opposes "open borders," but new wall unnecessary. (Oct 2018)
  • DREAMers are as American as my kids. (Oct 2018)
  • End the inhumane & un-American practice of family separation. (Jun 2018)
  • No 2,000-mile, 30-foot-high, $30 billion wall. (Jun 2018)
  • Support the DREAM Act and comprehensive reform. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Opposes more border security, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Annise Parker on Immigration
Mayor of Houston: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Annise Parker on other issues.
  • Establish Hispanic Heritage Awards & Hispanic Advisory Board. (Nov 2011)
  • Report illegals to ICE, but don't look for illegals. (Mar 2010)
  • We can't deport or arrest more than 12 million people. (Nov 2009)
  • Long-term solution is Latin American economic development. (Nov 2009)
  • Undocumented workers pay FICA but don't collect benefits. (Nov 2009)
Mike Rawlings on Immigration
Mayor of Dallas: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rawlings on other issues.
  • Enforce federal immigration statutes. (Jun 2011)
Lupe Valdez on Immigration
Democratic candidate for governor of Texas: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lupe Valdez on other issues.
  • Wants immigration reform that gives a pathway to citizenship. (Oct 2018)
Andrew White on Immigration
Democratic candidate for Texas Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Andrew White on other issues.
  • Weak borders are "Open for Business" for criminals. (Feb 2018)
  • Sanctuary City laws force police to do border patrol work. (Feb 2018)

Senate:

TX 2020: 2020 TX Senate race


David Alameel on Immigration
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Alameel on other issues.
  • Supports the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform. (May 2014)
John Cornyn on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator (TX): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for John Cornyn on other issues.
  • First step is securing our porous border with Mexico. (Oct 2014)
  • More secure documents needed to enforce immigration laws. (Oct 2008)
  • 2007: Pushed to readily deport illegal immigrants. (Oct 2007)
  • Fight crime by securing our borders. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 75% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Increase limitations for H-1B, H-2B, and L-visas. (Apr 2008)
  • ICE performs vital functions that protect American families. (Jul 2018)
  • Rated Support national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (May 2019)
  • Pro-border security, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Ted Cruz on Immigration
Republican Texas Senator: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Use all tools available to stop asylum for migrant caravan. (Nov 2018)
  • Enforce the law but also keep families together. (Oct 2018)
  • No path to citizenship to DREAMers or anyone else. (Oct 2018)
  • Bar refugees from terrorist-ridden regions. (Mar 2016)
  • Children deported with parents can come back, if citizens. (Feb 2016)
  • I led the fight to defeat the Reid-Schumer amnesty bill. (Feb 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Bill Clinton deported 12M illegal aliens. (Dec 2015)
  • Build a wall instead of massive amnesty plan. (Dec 2015)
  • Enforce the law against millions of illegals currently here. (Dec 2015)
  • Illegals are an economic calamity for low-wage Americans. (Nov 2015)
  • 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)
  • Democrats want amnesty to get a lot more Democratic voters. (Mar 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)
  • ICE performs vital functions that protect American families. (Jul 2018)
  • Rated Support national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
MJ Hegar on Immigration
Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for MJ Hegar on other issues.
  • Don't waste billions on ineffective border wall. (Sep 2020)
  • Consider abolishing ICE; prefer better leadership & policies. (Jun 2020)
  • Asylum seekers should not be treated as criminals. (Jan 2020)
  • Support DACA recipients, they represent the best of us. (Nov 2019)
  • Anti-border security, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Sema Hernandez on Immigration
Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sema Hernandez on other issues.
  • Remain in Mexico Policy unlawful in US and international law. (Jan 2020)
Beto O`Rourke on Immigration
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee: Click here for 30 full quotes OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Why do we check for HIV at the border and no other diseases? (Oct 2019)
  • Don't turn away asylum seekers who return home to face death. (Oct 2019)
  • Legalize DREAMers and their families. (Sep 2019)
  • Grant refuge to those severely impacted by climate change. (Sep 2019)
  • People who come here must follow our laws. (Jul 2019)
  • Keep asylum laws; let refugees apply from home countries. (Jun 2019)
  • End family separation; rewrite law from ground up. (Jun 2019)
  • Asylum seekers should be able to apply from home countries. (Jun 2019)
  • Asylum-seekers are fleeing deadliest countries in the world. (Jun 2019)
  • Military service as pathway to citizenship for immigrants. (Jun 2019)
  • Most immigrants pose no danger, but keep illegal entry law. (Jun 2019)
  • Do not repeal law: keep illegal border crossings a crime. (Jun 2019)
  • Treat asylum seekers with respect; repair home countries. (Jun 2019)
  • Immediately undo Trump actions; work with Congress. (Jun 2019)
  • Expedite citizenship process for legal residents & DREAMers. (Jun 2019)
  • Those seeking asylum pose no threat. (May 2019)
  • Against border wall; against criminalizing asylum seekers. (Apr 2019)
  • Stop refugee issue by dealing with what's driving them here. (Apr 2019)
  • Condemns President Trump's wall; "Walls end lives". (Mar 2019)
  • Path to citizenship for all DREAMers. (Mar 2019)
  • Raise cap on work visas; find pathway to citizenship. (Mar 2019)
  • End separating kids; make DREAMers citizens. (Oct 2018)
  • Opposes "open borders," but new wall unnecessary. (Oct 2018)
  • DREAMers are as American as my kids. (Oct 2018)
  • End the inhumane & un-American practice of family separation. (Jun 2018)
  • No 2,000-mile, 30-foot-high, $30 billion wall. (Jun 2018)
  • Support the DREAM Act and comprehensive reform. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Opposes more border security, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez on Immigration
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez on other issues.
  • Legalize status of DREAMers, other hardworking immigrants. (Dec 2019)
  • Fight for the rights of immigrant families. (Aug 2019)
Emily Sanchez on Immigration
Green Party Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Emily Sanchez on other issues.
  • Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (Sep 2014)
Royce West on Immigration
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Royce West on other issues.
  • Must address humanitarian crisis at the border. (Dec 2019)
  • We've got to find a way to keep DREAMers in the country. (Nov 2019)
  • Putting kids in cages makes "my blood boil". (Jul 2019)
  • Oppose local cooperation enforcing immigration laws. (May 2017)

House:


Colin Allred on Immigration
Democrat (District 32): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Colin Allred on other issues.
  • Supports DREAMers and path to citizenship. (Oct 2020)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (May 2019)
Jodey Arrington on Immigration
Republican (District 19): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jodey Arrington on other issues.
  • Mandatory jail for illegals who return after deportation. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports constructing a wall to control our border. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports illegals returning to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
Brian Babin on Immigration
Republican House Member (District 36): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Brian Babin on other issues.
  • Stop rewarding illegal entry. (Sep 2014)
  • We must secure the borders. (Aug 2014)
  • Sponsored deporting foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Oct 2011)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2017)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Joe Linus Barton on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-6): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Joe Linus Barton on other issues.
  • 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 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 58% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated B- by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Kevin Brady on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Brady on other issues.
  • 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 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated B by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jun 2013)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Michael Burgess on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-26): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Michael Burgess on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Quico Canseco on Immigration
Republican (District 23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Quico Canseco on other issues.
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
John Carter on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-31): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Carter on other issues.
  • 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 YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated B+ by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Joaquin Castro on Immigration
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joaquin Castro on other issues.
  • National Guard on Texas border is just a feel-good show. (Aug 2014)
  • Vanguard of a new class of Latino leaders. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
Michael Cloud on Immigration
Republican (District 27): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Michael Cloud on other issues.
  • Fully fund the border wall and secure our borders. (May 2020)
  • Compensate property owners for land seized for border wall. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter. (Aug 2018)
Mike Conaway on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-11): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mike Conaway on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
  • Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Dan Crenshaw on Immigration
Republican (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dan Crenshaw on other issues.
  • Protect our sovereignty; oppose open borders. (Nov 2019)
  • Build a wall on some parts, but other security along river. (Nov 2018)
  • Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities. (Sep 2018)
  • Supports border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
Henry Cuellar on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-28): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Henry Cuellar 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)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 17% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Jan 2017)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Expand border security on Mexican border. (Apr 2009)
John Culberson on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Culberson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% 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)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
  • Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Lloyd Doggett on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-25): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Lloyd Doggett 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)
  • 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (May 2019)
Veronica Escobar on Immigration
Democrat (District 16): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Veronica Escobar on other issues.
  • Will push for comprehensive immigration reform. (May 2020)
  • In America, diversity makes us stronger. (Feb 2020)
  • Border fencing needs to be better thought out. (Mar 2019)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Jun 2019)
Blake Farenthold on Immigration
Republican (District 27): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Blake Farenthold on other issues.
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2017)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher on Immigration
Democrat (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lizzie Pannill Fletcher on other issues.
  • Comprehensive immigration reform with pathway to citizenship. (Apr 2020)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
Bill Flores on Immigration
Republican (District 17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Flores on other issues.
  • Control our borders with physical and virtual barriers. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Jun 2019)
Pete Gallego on Immigration
Democrat (District 23): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pete Gallego on other issues.
  • Earned path to legalization, plus DREAM Act. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Sylvia Garcia on Immigration
Democrat (District 29): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Sylvia Garcia on other issues.
  • The DREAM Act cannot be combined with building border wall. (Dec 2018)
  • Immigrants who meet requirements deserve path to citizenship. (Sep 2018)
  • Oppose local cooperation enforcing immigration laws. (May 2017)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
Louie Gohmert on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Louie Gohmert on other issues.
  • 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)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A+ by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Oct 2011)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Vicente Gonzalez on Immigration
Democrat (District 15): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Vicente Gonzalez on other issues.
  • Common-sense compassionate reform like DACA. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Lance Gooden on Immigration
Republican (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lance Gooden on other issues.
  • Borders greatest national security risk today. (Nov 2019)
  • Pay for border wall any way we can. (Nov 2019)
  • Supports Trump's declaration of border emergency. (Jan 2019)
  • Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws. (Apr 2017)
  • PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
Kay Granger on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-12): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Kay Granger on other issues.
  • 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated B- by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (May 2019)
Al Green on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-9): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Al Green 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)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Oct 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
Gene Green on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-29): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Gene Green 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)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • 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)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Apr 2016)
Jeb Hensarling on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Hensarling on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Ruben Hinojosa on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-15): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ruben Hinojosa 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)
  • 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Apr 2016)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Will Hurd on Immigration
Republican House Member (District 23): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Will Hurd on other issues.
  • Border wall is 3rd-century solution to 21st-century problem. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Sheila Jackson Lee on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-18): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Sheila Jackson Lee 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)
  • 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)
  • Cover child resident aliens under Medicaid and SCHIP. (May 2005)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
Eddie Bernice Johnson on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-30): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Eddie Bernice Johnson on other issues.
  • Give business the freedom to hire skilled foreign workers. (Oct 2020)
  • 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)
  • 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Sam Johnson on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Sam Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting 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)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Scott Keller on Immigration
Independent Challenger (District 8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Scott Keller on other issues.
  • Make immigration more welcoming and helpful. (Apr 2013)
  • Treat immigrants like people regardless of where born. (Apr 2013)
  • Train immigrants coming to America to speak English fluently. (Apr 2013)
  • No more lottery; just invite everyone who wants to come. (Apr 2013)
  • Hard stance on companies hiring illegal immigrants. (Apr 2013)
  • Strongly supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (Apr 2013)
  • Change Dream Act so everyone wins. (Aug 2011)
  • Build arcologies at the borders that serve as fences. (Aug 2011)
Kenny Marchant on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-24): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Marchant on other issues.
  • 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)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A+ by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Oct 2011)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Michael McCaul on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-10): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Michael McCaul on other issues.
  • A porous border puts our nation at risk. (Jun 2016)
  • 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)
  • Rated B by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Analyze terrorism and criminal threats on southwest border. (Feb 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Randy Neugebauer on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-19): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Randy Neugebauer on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A+ by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Beto O`Rourke on Immigration
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee: Click here for 30 full quotes OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Why do we check for HIV at the border and no other diseases? (Oct 2019)
  • Don't turn away asylum seekers who return home to face death. (Oct 2019)
  • Legalize DREAMers and their families. (Sep 2019)
  • Grant refuge to those severely impacted by climate change. (Sep 2019)
  • People who come here must follow our laws. (Jul 2019)
  • Keep asylum laws; let refugees apply from home countries. (Jun 2019)
  • End family separation; rewrite law from ground up. (Jun 2019)
  • Asylum seekers should be able to apply from home countries. (Jun 2019)
  • Asylum-seekers are fleeing deadliest countries in the world. (Jun 2019)
  • Military service as pathway to citizenship for immigrants. (Jun 2019)
  • Most immigrants pose no danger, but keep illegal entry law. (Jun 2019)
  • Do not repeal law: keep illegal border crossings a crime. (Jun 2019)
  • Treat asylum seekers with respect; repair home countries. (Jun 2019)
  • Immediately undo Trump actions; work with Congress. (Jun 2019)
  • Expedite citizenship process for legal residents & DREAMers. (Jun 2019)
  • Those seeking asylum pose no threat. (May 2019)
  • Against border wall; against criminalizing asylum seekers. (Apr 2019)
  • Stop refugee issue by dealing with what's driving them here. (Apr 2019)
  • Condemns President Trump's wall; "Walls end lives". (Mar 2019)
  • Path to citizenship for all DREAMers. (Mar 2019)
  • Raise cap on work visas; find pathway to citizenship. (Mar 2019)
  • End separating kids; make DREAMers citizens. (Oct 2018)
  • Opposes "open borders," but new wall unnecessary. (Oct 2018)
  • DREAMers are as American as my kids. (Oct 2018)
  • End the inhumane & un-American practice of family separation. (Jun 2018)
  • No 2,000-mile, 30-foot-high, $30 billion wall. (Jun 2018)
  • Support the DREAM Act and comprehensive reform. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Opposes more border security, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Pete Olson on Immigration
Republican (District 22): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Pete Olson on other issues.
  • Strengthen borders with fences, surveillance, and manpower. (Nov 2008)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A- by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Ted Poe on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ted Poe on other issues.
  • Blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants is not appropriate. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A+ by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Sponsored deporting foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Oct 2011)
  • Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
John Ratcliffe on Immigration
Republican House Member (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Ratcliffe on other issues.
  • For true immigration reform, first secure our borders. (Sep 2014)
  • Lock down our borders and oppose amnesty. (May 2014)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Chip Roy on Immigration
Republican (District 21): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chip Roy on other issues.
  • Design immigration system based on American values. (Nov 2019)
  • Blocked disaster relief for not addressing crisis at border. (May 2019)
  • Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities. (Sep 2018)
  • Supports border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter. (Aug 2018)
Lamar Smith on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-21): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Smith on other issues.
  • 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 YES 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 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting 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)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Jan 2017)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2017)
  • Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents. (Nov 2015)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Van Taylor on Immigration
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Van Taylor on other issues.
  • America is nation of immigrants, but our system is broken. (Feb 2019)
  • Break immigration issue into little pieces to find solutions. (Dec 2018)
  • Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws. (May 2017)
  • PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (May 2019)
Mac Thornberry on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-13): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mac Thornberry on other issues.
  • A porous border puts our nation at risk. (Jun 2016)
  • 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 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated B- by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
Marc Veasey on Immigration
Democrat (District 33): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Marc Veasey on other issues.
  • We need a pathway to legalization. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Apr 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
Filemon Vela on Immigration
Democrat (District 34): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Filemon Vela on other issues.
  • Give those educated here a reasonable path to citizenship. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
Randy Weber on Immigration
Republican (District 14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Randy Weber on other issues.
  • Secure the borders before addressing illegal immigration. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Roger Williams on Immigration
Republican (District 25): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Roger Williams on other issues.
  • Make English the official language of the United States. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
Ron Wright on Immigration
Republican (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ron Wright on other issues.
  • Secure our border from criminals and terrorists. (Nov 2019)
  • Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities. (Sep 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Julian Castro on Immigration
Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary: Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Julian Castro on other issues.
  • We're not going to give up DACA, or any protections. (Sep 2019)
  • Must decriminalize border crossing to stop family separation. (Jul 2019)
  • Always for secure border and apprehending criminals. (Jul 2019)
  • Independent immigration courts will speed up asylum process. (Jun 2019)
  • Can't take in everyone seeking asylum but can do more. (Jun 2019)
  • Supports L.A. & Chicago in non-cooperation with ICE. (Jun 2019)
  • No to "open borders"; increase number of refugees admitted. (Jun 2019)
  • Get rid of metering asylum applicants at the border. (Jun 2019)
  • Get rid of section 1325: stop criminalizing desperation. (Jun 2019)
  • Decriminalizing illegal crossings is way we used to do this. (Jun 2019)
  • Decriminalizing border crossings won't apply to smuggling. (Jun 2019)
  • Don't separate kids and families; don't jail asylum seekers. (May 2019)
  • Current "merit" system says only certain people have merit. (May 2019)
  • Reverse Muslim ban; Marshall Plan for Central America. (Apr 2019)
  • Asylum seekers have the right to be heard. (Apr 2019)
  • Treat immigration as civil, not criminal, issue. (Apr 2019)
  • We can have compassion AND border security. (Feb 2019)
  • Against funding border wall. (Feb 2019)
  • Compassion for refugees, pathway for those here. (Jan 2019)
  • Secure the border by using technology, not a wall. (Jan 2019)
  • Support comprehensive immigration reform. (Aug 2011)
Rick Perry on Immigration
Republican Governor (TX): Click here for 31 full quotes OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Aviation assets 24/7 all the way from Tijuana to Texas. (Aug 2015)
  • I secured the border & reduced apprehensions as Texas Gov. (Jul 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)
Chris Bell on Immigration
Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Bell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Jon Roland on Immigration
Libertarian Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Roland on other issues.
  • Secure border from illegal entry. (May 2008)
Steve Stockman on Immigration
Republican challenger (Lost primary): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stockman on other issues.
  • Opposes comprehensive immigration bill, and no negotiation. (Dec 2013)
  • Constitutional amendment: No citizenship for anchor babies. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports official English; opposes birthright citizenship. (Nov 1996)
  • Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
Ralph Moody Hall on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Moody Hall on other issues.
  • Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry. (Jul 2014)
  • Voted YES 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 100% 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)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Tony Sanchez on Immigration
Democrat 2000 Challenger: Click here for Tony Sanchez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Stockman on Immigration
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 36): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stockman on other issues.
  • Opposes comprehensive immigration bill, and no negotiation. (Dec 2013)
  • Constitutional amendment: No citizenship for anchor babies. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports official English; opposes birthright citizenship. (Nov 1996)
  • Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
Ken Bentsen on Immigration
Former Dem.challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006), former U.S. Rep.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Jack Fields on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for Jack Fields on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Martin Frost on Immigration
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 24): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Martin Frost 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)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
Phil Gramm on Immigration
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gramm on other issues.
  • 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)
Gene Kelly on Immigration
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gene Kelly on other issues.
  • Opposes “Immigration helps our economy”. (Sep 2000)
Ron Kirk on Immigration
2002 Democratic Candidate: Click here for Ron Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nicholas Lampson on Immigration
Democrat (Unseated 2008) (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Nicholas Lampson 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 NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Mary Ruwart on Immigration
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (TX): Click here for Mary Ruwart on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Max Sandlin on Immigration
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Max Sandlin 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 NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on Immigration
Republican Former (2006-2007) (District 22): Click here for Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Turner on Immigration
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Turner 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 NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Bill Archer on Immigration
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Archer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Dick Armey on Immigration
Republican (District 26): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dick Armey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Chris Bell on Immigration
Democrat (District 25): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Bell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Ken Bentsen on Immigration
Democrat (District 25): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Henry Bonilla on Immigration
Republican (District 23): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Henry Bonilla on other issues.
  • 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)
Ronald Coleman on Immigration
Democrat (1982-1996) (District 16): Click here for Ronald Coleman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Combest on Immigration
Republican (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Combest on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Prof. Tom Davis on Immigration
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Prof. Tom Davis on other issues.
  • Allow some illegal immigrants to earn citizenship. (Aug 2008)
Tom DeLay on Immigration
Republican (District 22): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom DeLay on other issues.
  • 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 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Chet Edwards on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-17): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chet Edwards on other issues.
  • 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 50% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Charles Gonzalez on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Charles Gonzalez on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Darrel Hunter on Immigration
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Darrel Hunter on other issues.
  • Decrease the number of legal & illegal immigrants. (Nov 2004)
  • Mexicans should improve Mexico so Mexicans don’t immigrate. (Nov 2004)
Scott Jameson on Immigration
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scott Jameson on other issues.
  • Don’t allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship. (Aug 2008)
  • Eliminate access to public services for undocumented aliens. (Aug 2006)
  • Border protection and immigration are not mutually exclusive. (Aug 2006)
Elizabeth Ames Jones on Immigration
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Ames Jones on other issues.
  • Greater emphasis on interdiction and deportation. (Jul 2011)
Tom Leppert on Immigration
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Leppert on other issues.
  • No border wall. (Apr 2012)
  • Begin with adequate control of borders; but no amnesty. (Jul 2011)
Rick Noriega on Immigration
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Noriega on other issues.
  • Immigration system is broken; deport undocumented workers. (Oct 2008)
  • Secure our border, with more than just a fence. (Mar 2008)
Solomon Ortiz on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-27): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Solomon Ortiz 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)
  • 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Ron Paul on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-14); previously Libertarian for President: Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Ron Paul on other issues.
  • Incentives like benefits create illegal alien problem. (Nov 2011)
  • Data banks for illegal aliens keep track of us too. (Sep 2011)
  • Pay attention to US borders, not international borders. (Aug 2011)
  • Let churches provide services for immigrants, not state. (Jun 2011)
  • Give illegals limbo status: a green card with an asterisk. (Apr 2011)
  • Sending 12M illegals home won't & shouldn't happen. (Apr 2011)
  • If economy were good, there’d be no immigration problem. (Dec 2007)
  • Amend Constitution to remove aliens’ birthright citizenship. (Dec 2007)
  • Those who attack bilingualism are jealous & feel inferior. (Dec 2007)
  • No amnesty, but impractical to round up 12 million illegals. (Sep 2007)
  • Immigration problem is consequence of welfare state. (Sep 2007)
  • No amnesty, but border fence isn’t so important. (Jun 2007)
  • We subsidize illegal immigration, so we get more. (Jun 2007)
  • Keep rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • End all incentives and amnesty for illegal immigrants. (Jan 2006)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Sponsored bill banning student visas from terrorist nations. (Jan 2003)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Rated C by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Barbara Radnofsky on Immigration
Democratic challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Radnofsky on other issues.
  • Current effort targeting illegal immigration is ineffective. (Aug 2006)
  • More border patrols, but not by vigilantes. (Apr 2006)
  • Encourage legal trade with Mexico as part of border strategy. (Jan 2006)
  • Opposes vigilante volunteers patrolling borders. (Oct 2005)
  • Tie immigration to discussion on security. (Aug 2005)
Ciro Rodriguez on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-23): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ciro Rodriguez 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 NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Charles Stenholm on Immigration
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Charles Stenholm 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)
David Dewhurst on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Dewhurst on other issues.
  • Limit police power to ask detainees about immigration status. (Jun 2012)
  • Boots on the ground, plus a wall. (Apr 2012)
  • No amnesty & no tuition for illegals; go home and re-apply. (Mar 2012)
  • Triple the size of the Border Patrol. (Mar 2012)
Pat Fallon on Immigration
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Fallon on other issues.
Tony Gonzales on Immigration
Republican (District 23): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tony Gonzales on other issues.
Kay Bailey Hutchison on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator (TX): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Kay Bailey Hutchison on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 75% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Ronny Jackson on Immigration
Republican (District 13): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ronny Jackson on other issues.
Troy Nehls on Immigration
Republican (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Troy Nehls on other issues.
August Pfluger on Immigration
Republican (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for August Pfluger on other issues.
  • Secure border to keep out illegal immigrants. (Jul 2020)
  • Pro-border wall, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Strongly pro-ICE, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
Silvestre Reyes on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-16): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Silvestre Reyes on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Paul Sadler on Immigration
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sadler on other issues.
  • Path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas. (Oct 2012)
  • Pathway to citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. (May 2012)
  • Supports the DREAM Act & a path to citizenship. (Apr 2012)
Pete Sessions on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-32): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Pete Sessions on other issues.
  • 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 NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 75% 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)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Strongly pro-border wall, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Strongly pro-ICE, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Strongly anti-sanctuary city, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Pro-border wall, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Anti-illegal immigrant, according to PVS survey. (Sep 2020)
Beth Van Duyne on Immigration
Republican (District 24): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Beth Van Duyne on other issues.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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