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Cory Booker on Immigration
Mayor of Newark: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Blocking the DREAM Act is crazy; it's how we built America. (Dec 2010)
  • Against involving city police in immigration matters. (Aug 2007)
Barbara Buono on Immigration
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barbara Buono on other issues.
  • Supports tuition equality for illegal immigrants. (Oct 2013)
Chris Christie on Immigration
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Christie on other issues.
  • I favor fixing a broken system. (Nov 2013)
  • I've never been opposed to tuition equality for illegals. (Oct 2013)

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Cory Booker on Immigration
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Blocking the DREAM Act is crazy; it's how we built America. (Dec 2010)
  • Against involving city police in immigration matters. (Aug 2007)
Jeff Chiesa on Immigration
Republican Appointee: Click here for Jeff Chiesa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gwen Diakos on Immigration
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gwen Diakos on other issues.
  • We are a country of immigrants; solve the issue. (Jan 2012)
Rush Holt on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt 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)
  • 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)
Joe Kyrillos on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Kyrillos on other issues.
  • High-tech fence but also more high-tech visas. (Sep 2012)
Steve Lonegan on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Lonegan on other issues.
  • No on amnesty; tighter border security. (Aug 2013)
Robert Menendez on Immigration
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Enforcement-only means largest deportation in history. (Sep 2006)
  • 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 NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
Frank Pallone on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)

House:


Rob Andrews on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • 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)
Rodney Frelinghuysen on Immigration
Republican Representative (NJ-11): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Frelinghuysen 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 75% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated B by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Scott Garrett on Immigration
Republican Representative (NJ-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Scott Garrett 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)
  • 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)
Rush Holt on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt 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)
  • 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)
Leonard Lance on Immigration
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Leonard Lance on other issues.
  • Get serious about securing our borders. (Nov 2008)
Frank LoBiondo on Immigration
Republican Representative (NJ-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Frank LoBiondo 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 NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 75% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Frank Pallone on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Bill Pascrell on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Limit non-visa entries by country. (Jun 2009)
Donald Payne Jr. on Immigration
Democrat (District 10): Click here for Donald Payne Jr. on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Rothman on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NJ-9): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Steven Rothman 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 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Jon Runyan on Immigration
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Runyan on other issues.
  • Secure our borders; send illegals back home. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
Albio Sires on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for Albio Sires on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christopher Smith on Immigration
Republican Representative (NJ-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Christopher 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 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 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Richard Codey on Immigration
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Corzine on Immigration
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • Maintain human services to children of immigrants. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports “Immigration helps our economy-encourage it”. (Sep 2000)
Chris Daggett on Immigration
Independent Challenger (2009): Click here for Chris Daggett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on Immigration
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2000): Click here for Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Lautenberg on Immigration
Democratic Sr Senator (NJ): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Frank Lautenberg on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 NO on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Ian Linker on Immigration
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ian Linker on other issues.
  • Secure our borders; enforce the laws; use E-verify. (Jul 2011)
Donald Payne on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne 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 NO 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)
Donny DiFrancesco on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (2001): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Donny DiFrancesco on other issues.
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
Thomas Kean on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (1982-1989): Click here for Thomas Kean on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim McGreevey on Immigration
Former Democratic Governor (2002-2004): Click here for Jim McGreevey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bret Schundler on Immigration
Republican 2000 Candidate: Click here for Bret Schundler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Bradley on Immigration
2000 Democratic Primary Challenger for President: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Bradley on other issues.
  • More immigration visas to fill labor needs. (Mar 2000)
  • Provide amnesty for immigrants who came before ‘82. (Mar 2000)
  • Pro-immigrant: public assistance; school funds; less INS. (May 1996)
  • Anti-immigrant: More Border Patrol; more info-sharing. (May 1996)
Douglas Forrester on Immigration
2002 Republican Challenger for Senate (NJ): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Douglas Forrester on other issues.
  • Our safety depends on enforcing US immigration laws. (Jun 2002)
Bob Torricelli on Immigration
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Torricelli on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
John Adler on Immigration
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Adler on other issues.
  • Seal the borders; oppose amnesty. (Nov 2008)
Rob Andrews on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • 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)
Richard Codey on Immigration
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Corzine on Immigration
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • Maintain human services to children of immigrants. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports “Immigration helps our economy-encourage it”. (Sep 2000)
Anne Evans Estabrook on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Anne Evans Estabrook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Ferguson on Immigration
Republican Representative (NJ-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ferguson 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)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 67% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Robert Franks on Immigration
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Franks on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Thomas Kean Jr. on Immigration
Republican challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Kean Jr. on other issues.
  • Illegal migration is a significant national security concern. (Oct 2006)
  • Menendez’ soft voting record on immigration is dangerous. (Sep 2006)
  • Stronger borders, no amnesty for illegals. (May 2006)
Bill Pascrell on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Limit non-visa entries by country. (Jun 2009)
Donald Payne on Immigration
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne 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 NO 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)
Joe Pennacchio on Immigration
Republican challenger: Click here for Joe Pennacchio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marge Roukema on Immigration
Republican (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Marge Roukema on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Murray Sabrin on Immigration
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Murray Sabrin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Saxton on Immigration
Republican Representative (NJ-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Saxton 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 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 75% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Robert Menendez on Immigration
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Enforcement-only means largest deportation in history. (Sep 2006)
  • 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 NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
Dick Zimmer on Immigration
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dick Zimmer on other issues.
  • Supports border fence; opposes amnesty. (May 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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