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    This page contains Congressional resolutions. Resolutions indicate the topics that legislators care about, but cannot legislate about.

01-NGA4 on Feb 15, 2001

Resolution: the National Governors Association policy:
Source: NGA policy HR-2: Immigration and Refugee Policy
    [Regarding illegal immigration], the Governors continue to call on the federal government to negotiate and renegotiate prisoner transfer treaties to expedite the transfer of criminal aliens in the United States who are subject to deportation or removal. The negotiations for such agreements should focus on:
  • ensuring that the transferred prisoners serve the balance of their state-imposed prison sentence;
  • removing any requirement that the prisoners consent to be transferred to their countries of origin;
  • structuring the process to require that the prisoners serve the remainder of their original prison sentence if they return to the United States; and
  • considering economic incentives to encourage countries of origin to take back their criminal citizens.

    Additionally, the Governors believe the federal government should:
  • increase the use of interior repatriation with countries contiguous to the United States;
  • place INS officials in state and local facilities for early identification of potentially deportable aliens - nearer the point of their illegal entry - to ensure formal deportation prior to release; and
  • upon the request of a state Governor, place INS officers in state courts to assist in the identification of criminal aliens pending criminal prosecution.

Finally, the Governors are concerned about the large number of deported felons that are returning to the United States. A significant number of the criminal alien felons housed in state prisons and local jails are previously convicted felons who reentered the United States after they were deported. The Governors urge the federal government to provide sufficient funds for proven positive identification systems, like the Automated Fingerprinting Identification System (AFIS), to allow for the expanded use of these systems in the rest of the nation.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Question 12: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation (Score: 0)

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-NGA4

Roy Barnes s1aGA Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Ben Cayetano s1aHI Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002) 
Gray Davis s1aCA Former Democratic 
Howard Dean s1aPOTUS Democrat 
Mike Easley s1aNC Democrat Governor (elected 2000; retired 2008) 
Parris Glendening s1aMD Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002) 
Jim Hodges s1aSC00 Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Bob Holden s1aMO Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004) 
John Kitzhaber s1aOR Democratic Governor 
Gary Locke s1aWA Former Democratic Governor (1997-2004); Cabinet (Commerce) 
Ruth Ann Minner s1aDE Former Democrat Governor (retired 2008) 
Ronnie Musgrove s1aMS Democratic challenger (2008), previously Governor 
Frank O'Bannon s1aIN Former Democratic Governor (1997-2003) 
Jeanne Shaheen s1aNH Democratic Sr Senator 
Don Siegelman s1aAL Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Tauese Sunia s1aAS00 Former Democratic Governor 
Tom Vilsack s1aIA Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA) 
Bob Wise s1aWest Virginia Democrat 



Republicans participating in 01-NGA4

Lincoln Almond s1aRI00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Jeb Bush s1aFL Republican Governor 
Donny DiFrancesco s1aNJ00 Former Republican Governor (2001) 
Mike Foster s1aLA Former Republican Governor (1996-2003) 
Jim Geringer s1aWY Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Jim Gilmore s1aVA Republican Senate Challenger; previously Governor 
Bill Graves s1aKS Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Kenny Guinn s1aNV Former Republican Governor (1999-2006) 
John Hoeven s1aND Former Republican Governor (2000-2010) 
Jane Dee Hull s1aAZ Former Republican Governor (1997-2002) 
Bill Janklow s1aSD00 Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002) 
Mike Johanns s1aNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008 
Frank Keating s1aOK00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Judy Martz s1aMT Former Republican Governor (2001-2005) 
Scott McCallum s1aWI00 Former Republican Governor (2001-2002) 
William Owens s1aCO Former Republican Governor (1999-2006) 
George Pataki s1aNY Former Republican Governor (1995-2006) 
Rick Perry s1aTX Republican Governor 
Tom Ridge s1aPA Former Republican Governor (1995-2001); DHS Cabinet Sec'y 
John Rowland s1aCT Former Republican Governor (1995-2004) 
George Ryan s1aIL Former Republican Governor (1999-2002) 
Don Sundquist s1aTN00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Jane Swift s1aMA02 Former Republican Governor (2001-2002) 
Bob Taft s1aOH Former Republican Governor (1999-2006) 



Independents participating in 01-NGA4

Sila Calderon s1aPR00 Former Puerto Rico Governor (2001-2004) 
Carl Gutierrez s1aGU00 Former Guam Governor 
Mike Huckabee s1aAR Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008) 
Gary Johnson s1aNM Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger 
Dirk Kempthorne s1aID Former GOP Governor (1999-2006); and Cabinet Sec'y. 
Angus King s1aME Former Independent Governor (1995-2002) 
Tony Knowles s1aAK Former 2008 Senate Dem. primary challenger 
Mike Leavitt s1aUS Cabinet-2008 
Pedro Tenorio s1aIT00 Former Marianas Governor (1982-1990) 
Charles Turnbull s1aVI00 Former Virgin Islands Governor 
Jesse Ventura s1aMN Former Independent Governor (1999-2002) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 18
Republicans: 24
Independents: 11


















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