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Stacey Abrams on Immigration
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger (GA); 2020 Veepstakes contender
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  • 21st-century Immigration plan, not walls nor open borders. (Feb 2019)
  • Advocates a clean DREAM Act. (Nov 2018)
  • Colleges need not act as immigration enforcement officers. (Mar 2017)
Justin Amash on Immigration
Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger
Click here for 3 full quotes by Justin Amash OR click here for Justin Amash on other issues.
  • Fix system so that people can immigrate to US lawfully. (May 2020)
  • Secure our borders; stop lawbreakers at the border. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Joe Biden on Immigration
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 44 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Refugee cap up from 15,000 to 62,500, but promised 123,000. (May 2021)
  • Promised 125,000 refugees; but accepted fewer than Trump. (Apr 2021)
  • Restore refugee admissions program: 125,000 people this year. (Feb 2021)
  • Revoke Trump's ban on refugees seeking asylum. (Feb 2021)
  • I'll send bill in first 100 days for pathway to citizenship. (Oct 2020)
  • Make DACA permanent; much work remains to be done. (Jun 2020)
  • Xenophobia is a disease; invest in Latinos' future. (Mar 2020)
  • No deportations unless aliens committed a felony in the US. (Mar 2020)
  • First thing I'll do is send Congress an immigration bill. (Feb 2020)
  • No one would be deported who hasn't committed a felony. (Jan 2020)
  • Yes, we did deportations, but we also did DACA & asylum. (Sep 2019)
  • We are strong & great BECAUSE of diversity, not despite it. (Jul 2019)
  • We've been able to cherry pick the best of every culture. (Jul 2019)
  • 2007: We need a fair and workable immigration system. (Jul 2019)
  • Allow citizenship for DREAMers. (Feb 2019)
  • 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)
  • Sanctuary cities exist because feds canít enforce their laws. (Sep 2007)
  • Itís impractical to deport 14 million illegal immigrants. (Jun 2007)

    Southern Border

  • Task Force on Reunification of Families at Mexican border. (Feb 2021)
  • Focus on causes of migration within Northern Triangle. (Feb 2021)
  • Separating kids from parents in border cages is criminal. (Oct 2020)
  • Problem is Trump, not criminalizing illegal border crossings. (Jul 2019)
  • Seeking asylum isn't an illegal border crossing; assist them. (Jul 2019)
  • Reunite families; end outrageous treatment. (Jun 2019)
  • Bring in asylum seekers & DREAMers AND secure border. (Jun 2019)
  • Focus on refugee asylum seekers at home in Northern Triangle. (Jun 2018)
  • Voted for border fence, but to tackle drug trafficking. (Jun 2007)

    Voting Record

  • 2007: Immigration reform failed because McCain absent. (Oct 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)
Don Blankenship on Immigration
WV Senate contender and Constitution Party presidential nominee
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  • Moratorium on immigration; discontinue federal assistance. (May 2020)
  • Build wall to stop illegals and choose who we want in. (Mar 2018)
Mike Bloomberg on Immigration
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
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  • Staple a Green Card on every foreign student college degree. (Feb 2020)
  • Create an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented. (Jan 2020)
  • Fix the country's broken immigration system. (Dec 2019)
  • Closing the door to immigration would be national suicide. (Dec 2019)
  • America's greatness begins with immigrants, not with a wall. (Feb 2019)
  • 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)
Cory Booker on Immigration
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator; 2020 presidential contender (withdrawn)
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  • Decriminalize border crossings and treat people humanely. (Jul 2019)
  • We should not pit some immigrants against others. (Jul 2019)
  • Make major investments in the Northern Triangle. (Jun 2019)
  • Get rid of section 1325 & deal with ICE abuses at home. (Jun 2019)
  • Intervene in refugees' home countries; reform asylum process. (Apr 2019)
  • Support DREAMers, reform immigration to reflect our values. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports DACA and DREAMers. (Feb 2019)
  • Welcome Syrian refugees and fight any bans. (Nov 2015)
  • Blocking the DREAM Act is crazy; it's how we built America. (Dec 2010)
  • Against involving city police in immigration matters. (Aug 2007)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Immigration
Democratic Presidential Challenger; IN Mayor
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  • Biblical "welcoming the stranger" means immigrants. (Feb 2020)
  • Community Renewal Visas: fast-track rural immigration. (Feb 2020)
  • Fast-track to citizenship for kids in cages at border. (Dec 2019)
  • Rural residents know immigrants help revitalize small towns. (Sep 2019)
  • Values of faith and welcome should be cultivated. (Sep 2019)
  • Set up program for undocumented, alert system for ICE raids. (Aug 2019)
  • Crossing the border illegally should still be illegal. (Jul 2019)
  • Decriminalizing border-crossing ends child separation. (Jun 2019)
  • Policies make things worse instead of solving problems. (Jun 2019)
  • Should help stabilize Central America nations, not cut aid. (Jun 2019)
  • Most Americans are immigrants or their descendants. (May 2019)
  • There's a consensus on immigration if we have the will. (Apr 2019)
  • Problem isn't ICE; it's what they're ordered to do. (Apr 2019)
  • Supports DACA and easing deportation policies. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on Immigration
Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn); former HUD Secretary
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  • 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)
Bill de Blasio on Immigration
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)
Click here for 13 full quotes by Bill de Blasio OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • 11 million immigrants are here now and part of America. (Jul 2019)
  • Undocumented folks core to our economy. (Jul 2019)
  • Immigration policy & crisis does not reflect our values. (Jun 2019)
  • Supports sanctuary cities; would abolish ICE. (May 2019)
  • Created city ID so undocumented immigrants get healthcare. (May 2019)
  • End cooperation & presence of ICE in NYC. (May 2019)
  • Protect DACA immigrants, no matter what. (May 2019)
  • NYC will always be the ultimate city of immigrants. (Apr 2019)
  • Fight the inhumane detention of children at the border. (Jan 2019)
  • Detaining Muslim travelers is simply un-American. (Jan 2017)
  • Greater outreach and assistance to immigrant entrepreneurs. (Oct 2013)
  • Created privately-funded the DREAM fellowship. (Oct 2013)
  • Universal City ID for services for undocumented immigrants. (Oct 2013)
Rocky De La Fuente on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes by Rocky De La Fuente OR click here for Rocky De La Fuente on other issues.
  • Nation which can't control borders is in grave danger. (Jun 2020)
  • Treat undocumented workers as assets rather than liabilities. (Mar 2020)
  • We have a rich history of embracing immigrants. (Dec 2019)
  • Secure our broken borders without abandoning our values. (Nov 2016)
Tulsi Gabbard on Immigration
Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.
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  • Don't treat immigrants as second-class, but no free college. (Jul 2019)
  • Secure borders AND humane immigration policies. (Jul 2019)
  • 2015: Favor Christian over Islamic refugees. (May 2017)
  • Relax onerous visa requirements for Indian & Chinese tourism. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Immigration
Democratic Senator (NY); Democratic Candidate for President (withdrawn)
Click here for 24 full quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Treat people humanely at border; decriminalize to do so. (Jul 2019)
  • Give asylum-seekers lawyers and community support. (Jun 2019)
  • We need a humane asylum application process. (Jun 2019)
  • For border security, but don't harm asylum seekers. (May 2019)
  • Split up functions of ICE. (May 2019)
  • 2000s: opposed amnesty for undocumented immigrants. (Apr 2019)
  • Treat asylum seekers humanely; reform process. (Apr 2019)
  • Reunite families ripped apart at the border. (Feb 2019)
  • In House, took hardline for border security, ICE funding. (Jan 2019)
  • Hadn't understood issues, changed views in Senate. (Jan 2019)
  • Pathway to citizenship gets immigrants connected. (Jan 2019)
  • Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers. (Jan 2019)
  • 2006: anti-illegal alien; 2019: diversity is our strength. (Jan 2019)
  • Reimagine ICE; support DREAMers. (Jan 2019)
  • Blue Dog: opposed sanctuary cities & opposed amnesty. (Jan 2019)
  • Central American migrant caravan is seeking asylum. (Oct 2018)
  • Get rid of ICE; separate anti-terrorism from border control. (Jul 2018)
  • 2007 SAVE Act: beef up border; oppose sanctuary cities. (May 2017)
  • 2010: moratorium on government immigration raids. (May 2017)
  • Government IDs for illegals as part of comprehensive reform. (Oct 2010)
  • Create a real path to earned citizenship. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposed amnesty; opposed driver licenses; required English. (Apr 2010)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
Mike Gravel on Immigration
Libertarian for President; Former Dem. Senator (AK); withdrew from Presidential primary July 2019
Click here for 12 full quotes by Mike Gravel OR click here for Mike Gravel on other issues.
  • Open borders except for criminals escaping the law. (Apr 2019)
  • Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working here. (Apr 2008)
  • Weíre making a mountain out of a mole hill on immigration. (Dec 2007)
  • Immigration issue is national scapegoating. (Sep 2007)
  • Embarrassed at building a wall on southern border. (Sep 2007)
  • Suspend immigrant raids that separate families. (Sep 2007)
  • Iím first-generation American; weíre all immigrants. (Sep 2007)
  • Make whole country a sanctuary city. (Sep 2007)
  • Iím ashamed that weíre building a fence on southern border. (Sep 2007)
  • Make English the official language of the US. (Jun 2007)
  • Illegal immigrants come here for jobs; donít deport them. (Jun 2006)


  • Nativists who want to fence us in are dead wrong. (May 2008)
Kamala Harris on Immigration
Democratic candidate for President (withdrawn); California Senator
Click here for 19 full quotes by Kamala Harris OR click here for Kamala Harris on other issues.
  • Hold companies liable for hiring non-citizens, not workers. (Aug 2019)
  • Kids whose parents crossed border are treated like criminals. (Jul 2019)
  • 2017: denounced Trump's refuges policy as "Muslim ban". (Jul 2019)
  • I disagreed with Obama on Secure Communities deportations. (Jun 2019)
  • Immediately reinstate DACA protection, including parents. (Jun 2019)
  • Due process & right to counsel, for asylum seekers. (Mar 2019)
  • 2008: Supported SF policy reported arrested juveniles to ICE. (Feb 2019)
  • Reform system, against "vanity project" of border wall. (Feb 2019)
  • Welcome refugees and immigrants, instead of a border wall. (Feb 2019)
  • Re-examine ICE & start from scratch. (Jan 2019)
  • $3M to get lawyers for children from Northern Triangle. (Jan 2019)
  • Zero tolerance is inhumane: end child separation. (Jan 2019)
  • Border wall sends the message "KEEP OUT". (Jan 2019)
  • No border wall in any comprehensive bill. (Feb 2018)
  • An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal. (Apr 2015)
  • Rejected Secure Communities program against undocumented. (Dec 2012)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Howie Hawkins on Immigration
Green Party Challenger for President
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  • All seeking asylum should be given permanent resident status. (Jul 2020)
  • Demand open borders where movement between nations is free. (May 2019)
  • Supports path to citizenship. (Aug 2006)
John Hickenlooper on Immigration
Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrew, Aug. 2019); CO Governor
Click here for 10 full quotes by John Hickenlooper OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Border wall "ineffective" and a waste of billions. (Oct 2020)
  • Federal agents taking children from parents is kidnapping. (Jun 2019)
  • Need a comprehensive reevaluation of our immigration laws. (Mar 2019)
  • Crazy to drive out 11 million illegal immigrants. (Mar 2019)
  • Family separation policy is cruel and un-American. (Mar 2019)
  • In-state tuition & driver's license for undocumented people. (May 2016)
  • Stringent verification process for Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Not soft on immigration, but against Arizona immigration law. (Nov 2011)
  • Protect DREAMers instead of deporting them. (Dec 2017)
  • Anti-border security, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Jo Jorgensen on Immigration
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  • Citizenship for undocumented children only if born in US. (Aug 2020)
  • Repeal arbitrary quotas on people legally entering US. (Jul 2020)
  • Against border wall but deport immigrants who commit crimes. (Jul 2020)
  • No unreasonable constraints in crossing political boundaries. (May 2020)
  • Anti-border wall, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
John Kasich on Immigration
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
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  • Allies directly affected should repatriate Syrian refugees. (Jun 2018)
  • DREAMers are part of the fabric of America. (Jun 2018)
  • Nuts to deport 11M people; legalize with fine & back taxes. (Feb 2016)
  • It's a silly argument to ship 11M illegals back to Mexico. (Nov 2015)
  • Focus of immigration should be to keep families together. (Sep 2015)
  • Latino immigrants will continue to play critical role in US. (Sep 2015)
  • Focus on border & guest workers, not birthright citizenship. (Sep 2015)
  • 1993: end birthright citizenship; 2015: not part of approach. (Aug 2015)
  • Seal the border with Mexico, support legal immigrants. (Jul 2015)
  • Open to pathway to citizenship, but doesn't like it. (Feb 2015)
  • Post-Sept-11 open-door melting-pot is essentially intact. (May 2006)
  • Limit the number of legal immigrants, and their benefits. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Protect DREAMers instead of deporting them. (Dec 2017)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Amy Klobuchar on Immigration
DFL Sr Senator (MN); Democratic presidential contender
Click here for 21 full quotes by Amy Klobuchar OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Let foreign medical students stay as rural doctors. (Feb 2020)
  • Defeat Trump and pass immigration reform. (Feb 2020)
  • Immigration reform would reduce deficit, raise wages. (Feb 2020)
  • Immigrants don't diminish America; they ARE America. (Jul 2019)
  • Against open borders & decriminalizing illegal entry. (Jul 2019)
  • Administration to blame for chaos at the border. (Jul 2019)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform is an economic issue. (Jun 2019)
  • 25% of our Nobel laureates were born in other countries. (Jun 2019)
  • Immigrants crucial to labor & management. (Apr 2019)
  • Increase legal immigration but don't abolish ICE. (Feb 2019)
  • Path to citizenship for people who have been law abiding. (Aug 2018)
  • No amnesty for companies hiring illegal immigrants. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later. (Sep 2015)
  • Opposes more border security, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Gloria La Riva on Immigration
Party for Socialism and Liberation nominee for President
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  • Abolish all anti-immigrant laws, shut down ICE. (Aug 2020)
  • Full citizenship rights upon six months residency. (Aug 2020)
  • For 8 days accompanied 2018 refugee caravan to reach US. (Sep 2019)
  • Protect full rights of undocumented immigrants. (Oct 2008)
  • Full rights and equality for all undocumented immigrants. (Jan 2008)
Beto O`Rourke on Immigration
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
Click here for 30 full quotes by Beto O`Rourke 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)
Barack Obama on Immigration
Democratic President (2009-2017); IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 61 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • DACA recipients make America's shared ideals. (Jun 2020)
  • OpEd: Executive action ignores Congress & the Constitution. (Nov 2014)
  • Executive action on immigration is well-precedented. (Nov 2014)
  • Common sense executive action: Deport felons, not families. (Nov 2014)
  • Deferred-action: Let under-age illegals remain lawfully. (Mar 2013)
  • Since 2008, deported a record number of illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform including legal immigration. (Feb 2013)
  • I promised reform in 2009, but economy took priority. (Sep 2012)
  • Focus deportations on criminals and those without US roots. (Sep 2012)
  • FactCheck: Fewer border crossings mostly due to economy. (Jan 2012)
  • Arizona's S.B.1070 creates misguided patchwork system. (Oct 2011)
  • Sent unmanned aircraft drones to monitor Mexican border. (Oct 2011)
  • Comprehensive reform can't be done by president alone. (Oct 2011)
  • Stop expelling talented undocumented workers. (Jan 2011)
  • Send 1,200 National Guard troops to southern border. (Nov 2010)
  • Anti-immigrant bitterness stems from joblessness. (Jan 2010)
  • Crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants. (Jul 2008)
  • America has nothing to fear from todayís immigrants. (Jun 2008)
  • We need comprehensive reform, like McCain used to support. (Jun 2008)
  • Recognize the humanity of immigrants: Todos somos Americanos. (Jun 2008)
  • GovWatch: Anti-immigrants fuel xenophobia, but 45% increase. (Jun 2008)
  • Encourage every student to learn a second language. (Feb 2008)
  • Need to look at different aspects of immigration reform. (Feb 2008)
  • Have border patrolled, surveillance, and deploy technology. (Feb 2008)
  • Deporting 12 million people is ridiculous and impractical. (Feb 2008)
  • Immigration raids are ineffective. (Feb 2008)
  • Immigrants are scapegoats for high unemployment rates. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegals shouldnít work; but should have path to citizenship. (Dec 2007)
  • Donít deputize Americans to turn in illegal immigrants. (Dec 2007)
  • OK to provide government services in Spanish. (Dec 2007)
  • Comprehensive solution includes employers & borders. (Nov 2007)
  • Undocumented workers come here to work, not to drive. (Nov 2007)
  • Support granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Lightning IS likelier than employer prosecution. (Nov 2007)
  • Immigration system is broken for legal immigrants. (Sep 2007)
  • Reform must include more border security, and border wall. (Sep 2007)
  • Sanctuary cities show that feds are not enforcing law. (Sep 2007)
  • Pathway to citizenship, but people have to earn it. (Aug 2007)
  • Letís be a nation of laws AND a nation of immigrants. (Aug 2007)
  • Do a better job patrolling the Canadian and Mexican borders. (Jun 2007)
  • Give immigrants who are here a rigorous path to citizenship. (Jun 2007)

    Immigrant Benefits

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

    Voting Record

  • Support the DREAM Act for the children of illegal immigrants. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill paying fair prevailing wage to guest workers. (May 2006)
  • Provide funding for social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Mike Pence on Immigration
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
Click here for 27 full quotes by Mike Pence OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • Require temporary workers to learn American language. (Sep 2020)
  • Opposed SCHIP expansion for elimination of citizenship proof. (Sep 2020)
  • National security starts with border security. (Feb 2020)
  • Lump sum payments to temporary workers to leave U.S. (Sep 2019)
  • Conditions at borders is fault of Democrats in Congress. (Jun 2019)
  • Close asylum loopholes: 90% don't show up in court. (Jun 2019)
  • Asked for humanitarian help, Congress continues to delay. (Jun 2019)
  • Unsecured Mexican border is a national emergency. (Mar 2019)
  • Muslim-country ban has solid constitutional foundation. (Feb 2017)
  • Travel ban is constitutional & judges shouldn't overturn it. (Feb 2017)
  • Obama certified 7 Muslim countries compromised by terrorism. (Feb 2017)
  • Immigrant ban focuses on safety of Americans, not niceties. (Jan 2017)
  • No subsidized healthcare nor tuition for illegal immigrants. (Nov 2016)
  • Focus on border security and removing criminal aliens. (Oct 2016)
  • End sanctuary cities; those policies drive wages down. (Oct 2016)
  • Return to country of origin before illegals get citizenship. (Jul 2016)
  • Offensive & unconstitutional to ban Muslims from entering US. (Jul 2016)
  • Temporarily suspend immigration from terrorist havens. (May 2016)
  • Suspend the relocation of any more Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Executive action deferring deportation is unconstitutional. (Feb 2015)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • 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)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Bernie Sanders on Immigration
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 47 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • End ICE raids; they terrify kids of immigrants. (Mar 2020)
  • Restore legal status of those eligible under DACA. (Feb 2020)
  • I'll stand with 11M undocumented immigrants in this country. (Nov 2019)
  • Xenophobia demonizes immigrants; refugees aren't criminals. (Jul 2019)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform; stop attacking allies. (Jun 2019)
  • We need humane immigration policy, not demonization. (Jun 2019)
  • Real national emergency is creating path to citizenship. (Feb 2019)
  • Restructure ICE; don't necessarily abolish it. (Feb 2019)
  • Undocumented immigrants commit fewer crimes than citizens. (Feb 2019)
  • Comprehensive reform instead of an emergency wall. (Feb 2019)
  • The Great Wall was ok in 1600s; not so smart today. (Jan 2018)
  • Give undocumented workers legal protections. (Aug 2017)
  • Refugee vetting mechanisms we have now are very, very strong. (Feb 2017)
  • I do not support the Minutemen anti-immigrant vigilantes. (Mar 2016)
  • Base policy on uniting families, not dividing families. (Mar 2016)
  • 2007 immigration bill was a bad bill, opposed by many. (Mar 2016)
  • I support children entering for asylum from war-torn areas. (Mar 2016)
  • Supports path to citizenship for illegals. (Feb 2016)
  • 2007: No comprehensive reform: guest workers are semi-slaves. (Oct 2015)
  • Comprehensive reform with no border fence & no guest workers. (Sep 2015)
  • Secure borders without building a fence. (Sep 2015)
  • Open borders for guest workers pushes down U.S. worker wages. (Jul 2015)
  • Since NAFTA, Mexican undocumented immigration up 185%. (Jun 2015)
  • Disgraceful to shunt our workers into the shadows. (Jun 2015)
  • Climate change lays groundwork for mass migration. (Oct 2013)
  • Immigrant labor should be treated as valuable, but are not. (Oct 2012)
  • Include dairy in H2A visas (temporary agricultural workers). (Oct 2012)
  • English-Only, based in xenophobia, hurts legal immigrants. (Jun 1997)


  • Day one: legalize millions of DACA. (Mar 2020)
  • Provide legal status to the 1.8 million DREAMers. (May 2018)
  • Wall is stupid, but ok as part of deal on DACA. (Mar 2018)
  • Support Obama's reforms on DAPA and DACA. (Mar 2016)
  • Offer path to citizenship; waive deportation for DREAMers. (Apr 2015)

    Voting Record

  • 2007: I voted against slavery-like guest worker programs. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Opposes more border security, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
Mark Sanford on Immigration
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1); GOP Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)
Click here for 3 full quotes by Mark Sanford OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Howard Schultz on Immigration
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President until July 2019
Click here for 5 full quotes by Howard Schultz OR click here for Howard Schultz on other issues.
  • Immigrants exemplify the American dream. (Mar 2019)
  • Border security ok, but don't demonize immigrants. (Feb 2019)
  • Great-grandparents immigrated from Easter Europe in 1890s. (Feb 2019)
  • False choice between mass deportation and abolishing ICE. (Feb 2019)
  • Hire 10,000 refugees from Trump's Muslim-ban countries. (Jan 2019)
Tom Steyer on Immigration
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO
Click here for 7 full quotes by Tom Steyer OR click here for Tom Steyer on other issues.
  • Trump is only against immigration for non-white people. (Dec 2019)
  • Decriminalize unauthorized border crossings. (Nov 2019)
  • Trump's border policy is a crime against humanity. (Oct 2019)
  • Fight deportation and expand services for immigrants. (Jul 2019)
  • Failing to offer a path to citizenship is inherently unjust. (Jul 2019)
  • Allow non-English languages in public schools. (Jul 2019)
  • $2.3M to recruit and train immigrant advocates. (Oct 2017)
Donald Trump on Immigration
2016 Republican incumbent President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 76 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for 17 older headlines OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Only 5 out 300 miles of wall are in new places. (Aug 2020)
  • DACA phase-out legally correct but politically controversial. (Jun 2020)
  • Countless Americans are killed every year by criminal aliens. (Feb 2020)
  • Didn't start family separation but ended it. (Jun 2019)
  • Cut off aid $700M to Central American Northern Triangle. (Apr 2019)
  • FactCheck: border mayors claim towns are secure & safe. (Feb 2019)
  • Powerful wall in San Diego stopped nearly all crossings. (Feb 2019)
  • ICE guards dangerous southern border against criminal aliens. (Feb 2019)
  • End birthright citizenship, despite 14th amendment. (Oct 2018)
  • Melania's parents & Trump's grandparents did chain migration. (Aug 2018)
  • Opposes Catch-&-Release laws; throw criminal aliens in jail. (Feb 2018)
  • Americans are DREAMers too; pass a bipartisan compromise. (Jan 2018)
  • Four pillars to a fair compromise, including 1.8M DREAMers. (Jan 2018)
  • Protect America by banning refugees from terrorist countries. (Mar 2017)
  • New agency VOICE: Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement. (Feb 2017)
  • Deporting drug dealers, murderers, and "bad dudes". (Feb 2017)
  • Throw immigrant criminals out of U.S. and keep them out. (Feb 2017)
  • Amnesty is unfair to people waiting on line for years. (Oct 2016)
  • We have some bad hombres here; I'll get them out. (Oct 2016)
  • Border agents endorsed me because I understand the border. (Oct 2016)
  • People pour into US and citizens lose jobs. (Sep 2016)
  • 10-point plan: wall; zero tolerance; biometrics; E-Verify. (Aug 2016)
  • 1885: grandfather Friedrich was illegal German emigrant. (Aug 2016)
  • Vatican has massive walls; Pope is wrong about open borders. (Aug 2016)
  • We must stop illegal immigration; it hurts us economically. (Nov 2015)
  • 351,000 criminal illegal aliens in our prisons. (Nov 2015)
  • Cut off federal funds to sanctuary cities. (Nov 2015)
  • I don't care how they come in, if they come in legally. (Oct 2015)
  • We're only country dumb enough for birthright citizenship. (Sep 2015)
  • Illegal immigrants populate many criminal gangs. (Sep 2015)
  • This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish. (Sep 2015)
  • Half of the undocumented residents in America are criminals. (Jun 2015)
  • We need strong borders; we need a wall. (Feb 2015)
  • Citizenship for illegal immigrants is a GOP suicide mission. (Mar 2013)
  • 351,000 illegal aliens are in our prisons; costing $1.1B. (Dec 2011)
  • Anchor babies were NEVER the intent of the 14th Amendment. (Dec 2011)
  • Control borders; even legal immigration should be difficult. (Jul 2000)


  • Border is the single greatest disaster in American history. (Jul 2021)
  • Working very hard to reunite 500+ kids with their parents. (Oct 2020)
  • Catch-&-release was a disaster; only low-IQ people came back. (Oct 2020)
  • Cut immigration to protect Americans from infected Mexicans. (Oct 2020)
  • Wall is working beyond our wildest expectations. (Aug 2020)
  • Coronavirus: Border security is also health security. (Feb 2020)
  • Use threat of tariffs to get Mexico's cooperation. (Apr 2019)
  • Restore integrity at borders instead of lawless chaos. (Feb 2017)
  • Hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents on Mexican border. (Feb 2017)
  • We've been badly hurt by Mexico both at the border & on jobs. (Sep 2016)
  • We have no borders; and yes, I am angry. (Jan 2016)
  • Ship millions back to Mexico, like Eisenhower did. (Nov 2015)
  • Walls on borders work; just ask Israel. (Nov 2015)
  • Mexico will pay for wall, but not through tariffs. (Nov 2015)
  • Building 1,000-mile wall is possible, if we make commitment. (Nov 2015)
  • I can get Mexico to pay for border wall; politicians can't. (Oct 2015)
  • The border wall will be well-managed and built correctly. (Aug 2015)
  • We need wall on Mexican border, but ok to have a door in it. (Aug 2015)
  • Mexico & Latin America send us drugs, crime, and rapists. (Jun 2015)
  • Build great wall on southern border; have Mexico pay for it. (Jun 2015)
  • Triple-layered fence & Predator drones on Mexican border. (Dec 2011)

    Visa Rules

  • We want more people to come, via legal merit system. (Sep 2020)
  • Mother participated in chain migration in 1930. (Jul 2020)
  • Refugees can't come in; sorry, we're full. (Apr 2019)
  • Replace visa lottery with merit-based system. (Jan 2018)
  • Fact-check: End chain migration? It can't actually happen. (Jan 2018)
  • H-1B visas help high-tech industry; we'll figure it out. (Jan 2018)
  • Revamp guest-worker program, even those used in Trump hotels. (Apr 2017)
  • Merit-based immigration system instead of lower skills. (Feb 2017)
  • Let college grads stay but H-1B only if jobs can't be filled. (Oct 2016)
  • I take advantage of H-1B visas; but stop them. (Mar 2016)
  • Let the good ones come back in; that's not amnesty. (Feb 2016)
  • No apology for banning Muslims from entering America. (Jan 2016)
  • It's not fear of terrorist refugees; it's reality. (Jan 2016)
  • Need to keep database of Muslim refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Invite foreigners graduating from college to stay in US. (Dec 2011)
  • Limit new immigration; focus on people already here. (Dec 1999)
  • Supports additional border infrastructure. (Nov 2016)
  • Rated Vetoed ending national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
Jesse Ventura on Immigration
Former Independent MN Governor; possible Presidential Challenger
Click here for 9 full quotes by Jesse Ventura OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Border wall would make Reagan turn over in his grave. (Aug 2016)
  • 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)
Arvin Vohra on Immigration
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Chair
Click here for 2 full quotes by Arvin Vohra OR click here for Arvin Vohra on other issues.
  • Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. (Mar 2018)
  • End restrictions on immigration; open our borders. (Dec 2017)
Joe Walsh on Immigration
Republican presidential primary challenger (former IL Rep.)
Click here for 4 full quotes by Joe Walsh OR click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
  • End policy of family separation at the southern border. (Sep 2019)
  • Securing borders isn't just a scare tactic if you live there. (Sep 2019)
  • Secure our borders using the National Guard. (Nov 2010)
  • Secure our borders with latest technology and National Guard. (Nov 2010)
Elizabeth Warren on Immigration
Massachusetts Senator; former head of CFPB; Dem. Presidential Challenger
Click here for 18 full quotes by Elizabeth Warren OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • Restore aid to Central America to reduce emigration. (Feb 2020)
  • Path to citizenship for all here will strengthen America. (Feb 2020)
  • We cannot be a nation that puts children and adults in cages. (Feb 2020)
  • Stop the man-made "crisis" at the southern border. (Nov 2019)
  • Expand legal immigration, including for visa overstays. (Sep 2019)
  • We're not going to give up DACA, or any protections. (Sep 2019)
  • Fix the crisis at the border; don't just stir it up. (Jul 2019)
  • Laws matter; don't lock up people who come seeking asylum. (Jul 2019)
  • We need border security but must live by our values. (Jul 2019)
  • A border wall is about hate & division, not security. (Mar 2019)
  • Bring people out of shadow economy & help social security. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports President Obama's immigration reform. (Nov 2014)
  • Support the DREAM Act: let immigrants into army or college. (Nov 2014)
  • Strongly supports the DREAM Act. (Oct 2012)
  • Support the DREAM Act: Let kids stay. (Jun 2012)
  • Opposes "Secure Communities" immigration enforcement program. (Dec 2011)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
Bill Weld on Immigration
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice Pres.; former GOP MA Governor; 2020 GOP Presidential Challenger
Click here for 5 full quotes by Bill Weld OR click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
  • Trump's deportation policy is like Nazi Germany. (Feb 2019)
  • Guest worker program rather than path to citizenship. (Feb 2019)
  • Fear-mongering about immigrants is like Nazi round-ups. (Jun 2016)
  • More H-1B visas; keep more foreign grads & entrepreneurs. (Apr 2013)
  • Current system is "de facto legalization" for 11 million. (Apr 2013)
Kanye West on Immigration
Click here for Kanye West on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marianne Williamson on Immigration
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
Click here for 7 full quotes by Marianne Williamson OR click here for Marianne Williamson on other issues.
  • Federal agents putting children in cages is child abuse. (Jun 2019)
  • Moral principle: open and welcoming to the stranger. (Jun 2019)
  • Need to examine how US policy created border crisis. (Apr 2019)
  • Pathway for DREAMers; illegal immigrants without records. (Apr 2019)
  • No one calls for open borders; stop scapegoating. (Apr 2019)
  • Full path to citizenship for most undocumented immigrants. (Apr 2019)
  • Pathway and affordable healthcare for illegal immigrants. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Immigration
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
Click here for 11 full quotes by Andrew Yang OR click here for Andrew Yang on other issues.
  • All agencies must make language access a top priority. (Mar 2021)
  • America has been magnet for human capital for generations. (Sep 2019)
  • Compete for talent from abroad, but not a merit system. (Sep 2019)
  • Immigrants are being scapegoated; blame the machines. (Jul 2019)
  • 12M illegal immigrants is a major problem. (Jun 2019)
  • Immigrants make US stronger and more dynamic. (Apr 2019)
  • Need more case workers & judges at southern border. (Apr 2019)
  • Come out of shadows with long-term permanent residency. (Mar 2019)
  • Deporting 11 million is impossible and inhumane. (Mar 2019)
  • Boost funding for U.S. ports of entry. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports the DREAM Act. (Feb 2019)


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