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Jan Brewer on Immigration
Republican Governor: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jan Brewer on other issues.
  • AZ passed bill because feds wouldn't secure border. (Nov 2011)
  • Curb illegals with more border security and enforcing laws. (Nov 2011)
  • The Constitution mandates federal protection of the states. (Nov 2011)
  • Wrote four letters to Obama justifying S.B.1070. (Oct 2011)
  • Deport illegals: attrition through enforcement. (Oct 2011)
  • Refuse to back down when S.B.1070 ruled unconstitutional. (Oct 2011)
  • Feds refuse to pay for costs of illegal immigration. (Jan 2010)
Phil Gordon on Immigration
Mayor of Phoenix: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gordon on other issues.
  • Reform needed, but based on looks is unconstitutional. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports tougher immigration reform, support for cities. (Mar 2010)

Senate:

AZ 2012: 2012 Arizona Senate debate


Richard Carmona on Immigration
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Richard Carmona on other issues.
  • Comprehensive immigration reform ties into the economy. (Oct 2012)
  • More visas for day-workers to enhance commerce. (Oct 2012)
  • Dynamic interdiction plus prevention. (May 2012)
  • I was given an opportunity to succeed; so should others. (Apr 2012)
  • Vitriolic 'deport everybody' message loses Hispanics. (Apr 2012)
  • Secure the border AND pass the DREAM Act. (Mar 2012)
Jeff Flake on Immigration
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • Revamp guest-worker programs; it fails our needs. (Oct 2012)
  • Replicate operational security from Yuma Sector. (May 2012)
  • Secure the border; then comprehensive reform. (May 2012)
  • SB1070 was imprudent & unconstitutional, but let it stand. (May 2012)
  • Most illegal aliens from Mexico have ties to drug cartels. (Jul 2011)
  • 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 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 67% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Jon Kyl on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator (AZ; retiring 2012): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jon Kyl on other issues.
  • 2007: guest worker program & amnesty for illegals. (Mar 2013)
  • $13B for Border Patrol and border fencing. (Oct 2006)
  • My amendments and “Mandatory Departure” are now law. (Oct 2006)
  • 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 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 75% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
John McCain on Immigration
Republican nominee for President; Senior Senator (AZ): Click here for 48 full quotes OR click here for John McCain on other issues.
  • 2005: guest worker program & path to citizenship. (Mar 2013)
  • Campaign ad: "Complete the danged fence!". (Nov 2010)
  • TV ad: Obama makes protecting AZ border incredibly difficult. (Nov 2010)
  • 10-point plan to secure border; then try legal-worker deal. (Sep 2010)
  • 2007 immigration bill split Republican Party. (Jan 2010)
  • Doing nothing on immigration is really de facto amnesty. (Aug 2009)
  • Party that attracts immigrants becomes the ruling party. (Aug 2009)
  • Restart comprehensive reform only after securing borders. (Jun 2008)
  • Other aspects only after consensus that borders are secure. (Feb 2008)
  • Deport 2 million illegal immigrants who committed crimes. (Jan 2008)
  • Would no longer push his own 2006 immigration proposal. (Jan 2008)
  • Certify border is secure; only then allow guest workers. (Jan 2008)
  • 2003 “amnesty” didn’t mean rewarding illegal behavior. (Jan 2008)
  • Round up and deport two million aliens who committed crimes. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, he has used the word “amnesty” in the past. (Jan 2008)
  • Do everything I can to help all immigrants learn English. (Dec 2007)
  • Illegal immigrants are God’s children as well. (Nov 2007)
  • Absences from negotiations hurt reform bill’s chances. (Oct 2007)
  • 12 million illegals in country now is de facto amnesty. (Sep 2007)
  • Amnesty is forgiveness; we offer fines; lines; & long waits. (Sep 2007)
  • No official English; Native Americans use own languages. (Jun 2007)
  • Immigration reform needed for national security. (Jun 2007)
  • Hispanics serve our country, like every wave of immigrants. (Jun 2007)
  • America expects us to work on immigration together. (May 2007)
  • Bipartisanship shows preparedness for presidency. (May 2007)
  • Change rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • Comprehensive reform requires temporary worker program. (May 2007)
  • Comprehensive reform must include border security first. (Apr 2007)
  • McCain-Kennedy bill: balanced alternative to HR.4437. (Jul 2006)
  • I’ve never supported amnesty. (Jan 2006)
  • We have to secure the borders first. (Jan 2006)
  • Make possible for immigrants to do a job Americans won’t do. (Oct 2004)
  • Give everyone in the world an opportunity to come to America. (Oct 2004)
  • 1988: Honored by La Raza for opposing official English. (Jan 2004)
  • More help for legal immigrants when immigrating & once here. (Jul 1998)

    Voting Record

  • No more ballot initiatives against immigration. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 18% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)

House:


Ron Barber on Immigration
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ron Barber on other issues.
  • More agents; more high-tech & aerial assets; smarter fences. (Jun 2012)
Trent Franks on Immigration
Republican Representative (AZ-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Trent Franks 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 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A- by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Paul Gosar on Immigration
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Gosar on other issues.
  • Secure our border and oppose amnesty. (Nov 2010)
Raul Grijalva on Immigration
Democratic Representative (AZ-7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Raul Grijalva 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)
  • 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)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Immigration
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ann Kirkpatrick on other issues.
  • Greatly strengthen border security; install a Smart Fence. (Nov 2008)
  • Sponsored bill to expand border security on Mexican border. (Apr 2009)
Ed Pastor on Immigration
Democratic Representative (AZ-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ed Pastor 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)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
David Schweikert on Immigration
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Schweikert on other issues.
  • Real border security and no amnesty. (Nov 2010)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
Kyrsten Sinema on Immigration
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kyrsten Sinema on other issues.
  • Mass deportations are not an option; support the DREAM Act. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Janet Napolitano-Gov on Immigration
Former Democratic Governor; now in Cabinet: Click here for Janet Napolitano-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Bivens on Immigration
Former Democratic Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Bivens on other issues.
  • Secure our porous border; I oppose amnesty. (Mar 2012)
Bryan Hackbarth on Immigration
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bryan Hackbarth on other issues.
  • I want our borders secured and I want it now!. (Jan 2012)
David Ruben on Immigration
Democratic Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Ruben on other issues.
  • Let illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (May 2012)
Jeff Flake on Immigration
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • Revamp guest-worker programs; it fails our needs. (Oct 2012)
  • Replicate operational security from Yuma Sector. (May 2012)
  • Secure the border; then comprehensive reform. (May 2012)
  • SB1070 was imprudent & unconstitutional, but let it stand. (May 2012)
  • Most illegal aliens from Mexico have ties to drug cartels. (Jul 2011)
  • 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 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 67% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Gabby Giffords on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gabby Giffords on other issues.
  • Likes DREAM Act for specific youth, not illegal immigration. (Dec 2010)
  • Expand border security on Mexican border. (Apr 2009)
Ben Quayle on Immigration
Republican (lost 2012 primary) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ben Quayle on other issues.
  • Comprehensive security to seal our porous borders. (Jun 2011)
Matt Salmon on Immigration
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Salmon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Jane Dee Hull on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (1997-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jane Dee Hull on other issues.
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
J.D. Hayworth on Immigration
Republican (until 2007) (District 6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth 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)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
J.D. Hayworth on Immigration
2010 Republican challenger; previously US Representative: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth 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)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Stuart Starky on Immigration
2004 former Democrat challenger; also ran for Senate in '00: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Stuart Starky on other issues.
  • Mandate English immersion in schools. (Oct 2004)
  • Immigrants were welcomed, not given a guest-worker program. (Oct 2004)
  • Stricter enforcement on Canadian border. (Aug 2004)
  • Stricter enforcement on Mexican border. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
Bob Stump on Immigration
Former GOP (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Stump on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Rudy Garcia on Immigration
2010 Democratic challenger (lost primary); previously Mayor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rudy Garcia on other issues.
  • Illegal immigrants earn citizenship. (Mar 2010)
Rodney Glassman on Immigration
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Glassman on other issues.
  • Path to citizenship, including fine & back-of-the-line. (Sep 2010)
  • Not conservative on immigration. (Sep 2010)
  • Hire more border patrol; more border technology. (Sep 2010)
Jim Kolbe on Immigration
Republican (District 5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Kolbe 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)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Harry Mitchell on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harry Mitchell on other issues.
  • No amnesty; secure our border. (Nov 2006)
Jim Pederson on Immigration
Democratic challenger, state party chair: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Pederson on other issues.
  • The borders are broken; #1 priority for AZ. (Oct 2006)
  • Aliens volunteering for “Mandatory Departure” is impractical. (Oct 2006)
  • Give illegals incentive to come out of the shadows. (Apr 2006)
Rick Renzi on Immigration
Republican Representative (AZ-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rick Renzi 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)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
John Shadegg on Immigration
Republican Representative (AZ-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Shadegg 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 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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