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Donald Carcieri on Immigration
Republican RI Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
  • Require E-Verify for all state employment & business. (Mar 2008)
  • State laws needed because US Congress has failed to act. (Mar 2008)

Senate:

RI 2014: 2014 RI Senate debate


Barry Hinckley on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • Don't reward people who broke into America illegally. (Jan 2012)
Jack Reed on Immigration
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • No benefits to foreign workers without Congressí approval. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted for 1996 Immigration Reform bill. (Jan 1996)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on limiting immigrant benefits & controlling borders more tightly. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting illegal immigrants from receiving FEMA benefits. (Jul 1994)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Immigration
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Path to citizenship after illegal aliens have paid dues. (Sep 2006)
  • Immigrants should be able to realize dream of citizenship. (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 YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
Mark Zaccaria on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Zaccaria on other issues.
  • No pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. (Nov 2010)

House:


David Cicilline on Immigration
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Secure our border and send illegals to the back of the line. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
James Langevin on Immigration
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Lincoln Chafee on Immigration
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Supports legalization path & guest worker programs. (Nov 2010)
  • Co-sponsored McCain-Kennedy immigration bill. (Aug 2006)
  • Laffey supported then opposed ID cards for illegal aliens. (Aug 2006)
  • More programs for legal immigrants. (Jan 2000)
  • 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill covering child resident aliens under Medicaid. (May 2005)
Lincoln Almond on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • No automated entry-exit control system; allow free flow. (Jul 2000)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
Myrth York on Immigration
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Immigration
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee 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)
Lincoln Chafee on Immigration
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Supports legalization path & guest worker programs. (Nov 2010)
  • Co-sponsored McCain-Kennedy immigration bill. (Aug 2006)
  • Laffey supported then opposed ID cards for illegal aliens. (Aug 2006)
  • More programs for legal immigrants. (Jan 2000)
  • 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill covering child resident aliens under Medicaid. (May 2005)
Claiborne Pell on Immigration
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Matt Brown on Immigration
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Immigration
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy 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)
Stephen Laffey on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
  • Opposes the McCain-Kennedy bill?a vote for illegal aliens. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposes granting illegal immigrants citizenship. (Apr 2006)
Carl Sheeler on Immigration
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Discriminating against immigrants is false justification. (Feb 2006)
Bob Tingle on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • Donít allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship. (Aug 2008)
  • Seal our borders; come down hard on illegal employers. (Jul 2008)
Robert Weygand on Immigration
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Chris Young on Immigration
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Opposes illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (Aug 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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