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Gary Herbert on Immigration
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gary Herbert on other issues.
  • Find solutions to tough issues where feds abdicated. (Jan 2011)
  • Failure to secure borders emblematic of misplaced priorities. (Jan 2010)

Senate:

UT 2012: 2012 Utah Senate Debates


Orrin Hatch on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • Introduced bipartisan DREAM Act. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports more enforcement by INS of immigration laws. (Mar 1999)
  • 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 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 91% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Mike Lee on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
  • Secure border will take years or decades to achieve. (Jun 2013)
  • Comprehensive reform leaves 6 million illegals in US. (Jun 2013)
  • I will make the "gang of eight" into a "gang of nine". (Jun 2013)
  • Enforce job laws and illegal immigrants will go home. (Sep 2010)
  • Repeal 14th amendment; no "anchor babies". (Aug 2010)
  • No guest workers; no amnesty. (Jul 2010)
  • Secure the southern border with infrastructure investment. (Jul 2010)
  • by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)

House:


Rob Bishop on Immigration
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rob Bishop 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 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated C by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Jim Matheson on Immigration
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson 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 75% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Chris Stewart on Immigration
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
  • No pathway to citizenship; E-Verify & enforce. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Immigration
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • Government and corporations have colluded on immigrant jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US. (Feb 2012)
  • Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (Feb 2012)
  • We need major overhaul of our immigration laws. (Jul 2006)
  • Vibrant workers are welcome; roundups are hypocrisy. (Dec 2001)
Jon Huntsman on Immigration
Republican UT Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • H1B visa process is broken; we need immigrant brainpower. (Sep 2011)
  • Focus on fixing legal immigration as well as illegal. (Sep 2011)
  • End patchwork of state laws & just secure the border. (Aug 2011)
  • Vetoed repeal of college tuition for illegal immigrants. (May 2011)
  • Border fence repulses me; inconsistent with America's image. (May 2011)
  • 2008: GOP should tack to the middle on immigration. (Jan 2011)
Pete Ashdown on Immigration
Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • Against blanket automatic amnesty. (Jul 2006)
  • Closely track immigrants. (Jun 2006)
Jason Chaffetz on Immigration
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Reject amnesty & secure the border. (Nov 2008)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Scott Howell on Immigration
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
  • Increase immigration quota & state aid for immigants. (Nov 2000)
Dan Liljenquist on Immigration
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
  • Secure our borders and enforce our laws. (May 2012)
Jason Chaffetz on Immigration
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Reject amnesty & secure the border. (Nov 2008)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS & EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Immigration
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Merrill Cook on Immigration
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Paul Van Dam on Immigration
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Enid Waldholtz on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Bennett on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett 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 NO 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)
Sam Granato on Immigration
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
  • Don't rip apart families; support the DREAM Act. (Sep 2010)
  • Keep 14th amendment; citizenship for kids born to aliens. (Aug 2010)
James Hansen on Immigration
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Hansen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Chris Cannon on Immigration
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chris Cannon 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)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 50% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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