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Terry Branstad on Immigration
Republican Governor: Click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

IA 2013: 2014 Iowa Senate Debates


Bruce Braley on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Secure our borders; enforce the law; no amnesty. (Nov 2006)
Sam Clovis on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
  • Border security at the very top of the priority list. (Nov 2013)
Joni Ernst on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chuck Grassley on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley on other issues.
  • 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 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Matthew Whitaker on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
  • As US Attorney, prosecuted immigration cases. (Sep 2013)

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Leonard Boswell on Immigration
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell 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)
Bruce Braley on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Secure our borders; enforce the law; no amnesty. (Nov 2006)
Steve King on Immigration
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Steve King 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)
  • 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)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Oct 2011)
  • Sponsored bill so "birthright citizenship" excludes illegals. (Jan 2011)
  • Sponsored ending citizenship for illegals born in US. (Jan 2013)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Tom Latham on Immigration
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham 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 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
David Loebsack on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Loebsack on other issues.
  • Supports temporary worker program; enforce employer laws. (Nov 2006)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Chet Culver on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Vilsack on Immigration
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • Diversity adds to our economic wealth. (Jan 2001)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)
Tom Harkin on Immigration
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO 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 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 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)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Greg Ganske on Immigration
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • 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)
Jim Lightfoot on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for Jim Lightfoot on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daryl Northrop on Immigration
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
  • Social programs ok; and amnesty for immigrants. (Oct 2004)
Art Small on Immigration
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Art Small on other issues.
  • Amnesty and social programs for resident aliens. (Aug 2004)
Roxanne Conlin on Immigration
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
  • No amnesty; secure the southern border. (Aug 2010)
George Eichhorn on Immigration
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Ganske on Immigration
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • 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)
Jim Leach on Immigration
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach 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 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)
Jim Nussle on Immigration
Republican (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Steven Rathje on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
  • No amnesty; no temporary worker program. (Mar 2008)
Christopher Reed on Immigration
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
  • Punish those who cross the border illegally. (Jun 2008)
  • Illegal border crossers are felons, not “guests”. (Apr 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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