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Butch Otter on Immigration
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter 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)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)

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Michael Crapo on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Michael Crapo on other issues.
  • Make English the official language. (Jan 1998)
  • 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 limiting immigrant benefits & controlling borders more tightly. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting illegal immigrants from receiving FEMA benefits. (Jul 1994)
  • Rated 91% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Increase limitations for H-1B, H-2B, and L-visas. (Apr 2008)
Jim Risch on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • No comprehensive legislation; no amnesty. (Nov 2008)
  • Don’t allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship. (Jun 2008)
  • I oppose amnesty in any form. (May 2008)
  • Ensure that only legal immigrants receive state benefits. (Dec 2006)

House:


Raul Labrador on Immigration
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Raul Labrador on other issues.
  • Strengthen border security; redouble our efforts. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
Mike Simpson on Immigration
Republican Representative (ID-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Simpson 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 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dirk Kempthorne on Immigration
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne 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)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
Jim Risch on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • No comprehensive legislation; no amnesty. (Nov 2008)
  • Don’t allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship. (Jun 2008)
  • I oppose amnesty in any form. (May 2008)
  • Ensure that only legal immigrants receive state benefits. (Dec 2006)
Jerry Brady on Immigration
Former Democrat Challenger (2006): Click here for Jerry Brady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Blinken on Immigration
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (ID): Click here for Alan Blinken on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McClure on Immigration
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for Scott McClure on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Adams on Immigration
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Fred Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Helen Chenoweth on Immigration
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Helen Chenoweth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Larry Craig on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Larry Craig on other issues.
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Rated 50% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Dirk Kempthorne on Immigration
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne 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)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
Larry LaRocco on Immigration
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Larry LaRocco on other issues.
  • For “Secure America through Verification & Enforcement” Act. (May 2008)
  • Tough & realistic approach: comprehensive but no deportation. (May 2008)
  • Current policy has led to broken borders. (Mar 2008)
Walt Minnick on Immigration
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for Walt Minnick on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Sali on Immigration
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Sali on other issues.
  • Secure our borders; make English official. (Nov 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Tom Sullivan on Immigration
2010 Democrat Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Sullivan on other issues.
  • Pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. (Sep 2010)
Butch Otter on Immigration
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter 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)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Rex Rammell on Immigration
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rex Rammell on other issues.
  • Build border fence; enforce against illegals working. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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