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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Pat Quinn on Immigration
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Quinn on other issues.
  • Embrace immigrants and their contributions to America. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on Immigration
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin 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 NO on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Cover child resident aliens under Medicaid and SCHIP. (May 2005)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Mark Kirk on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Upgrade our nation's border security. (Dec 2009)
  • 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 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)
Doug Truax on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Judy Biggert on Immigration
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 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)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Cheri Bustos on Immigration
Democrat (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Danny Davis on Immigration
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis 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)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Rodney Davis on Immigration
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
  • Opposes illegal alien college benefits. (Oct 2012)
Bob Dold on Immigration
Republican (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Dold on other issues.
  • Supports a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
  • Improve visa process to get more travelers from China. (Sep 2011)
Tammy Duckworth on Immigration
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
  • Pathway to citizenship as well as DREAM Act. (Nov 2012)
Bill Enyart on Immigration
Democrat (District 12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Bill Foster on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Foster on other issues.
  • Immigrants will come as long as there are jobs offered. (Dec 2007)
Luis Gutierrez on Immigration
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez 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)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Cover child resident aliens under Medicaid and SCHIP. (May 2005)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
  • Limit non-visa entries by country. (Jun 2009)
Randy Hultgren on Immigration
Republican (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Hultgren on other issues.
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
Robin Kelly on Immigration
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Adam Kinzinger on Immigration
Republican (District 16): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Adam Kinzinger on other issues.
  • First and foremost, secure our borders. (Nov 2010)
  • Improve visa process to get more travelers from China. (Sep 2011)
Dan Lipinski on Immigration
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski 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)
  • Rated 42% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
  • Limit non-visa entries by country. (Jun 2009)
Mike Quigley on Immigration
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley on other issues.
  • Declare Fair and Equal County for Immigrants. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
  • Sponsored bill limiting non-visa entries by country. (Jun 2009)
Mel Reynolds on Immigration
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Roskam on Immigration
Republican: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Peter Roskam on other issues.
  • Secure our borders and oppose amnesty. (Nov 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A- by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Improve visa process to get more travelers from China. (Sep 2011)
Bobby Rush on Immigration
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush on other issues.
  • 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)
Jan Schakowsky on Immigration
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky 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)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
  • Limit non-visa entries by country. (Jun 2009)
Bobby Schilling on Immigration
Republican (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bobby Schilling on other issues.
  • Immigration laws must be respected and enforced. (Nov 2010)
Brad Schneider on Immigration
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
  • Secure the border and pass the DREAM Act. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Aaron Schock on Immigration
Republican (District 18): Click here for Aaron Schock on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Shimkus on Immigration
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus 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)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Joe Walsh on Immigration
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
  • Secure our borders using the National Guard. (Nov 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on Immigration
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Jerry Costello on Immigration
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello on other issues.
  • 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 42% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Jesse Louis Jackson on Immigration
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson 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)
Timothy Johnson on Immigration
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson 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)
  • 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)
Donald Manzullo on Immigration
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 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)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated B- by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
George Ryan on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for George Ryan on other issues.
  • 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)
James Thompson on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for James Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Philip Crane on Immigration
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
James Durkin on Immigration
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for James Durkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harris Fawell on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Peter Fitzgerald on Immigration
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Flanagan on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Denny Hastert on Immigration
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Denny Hastert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Alan Keyes on Immigration
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • Vigilant maintenance of our sovereign territory and borders. (Aug 2008)
  • Enforce existing laws against illegal immigration. (Oct 2007)
  • Sovereignty is betrayed when our borders are not defended. (Oct 2007)
  • Immigration, yes; colonization, no: oppose guest workers. (Oct 2007)
  • Control border first, or no other laws mater. (Sep 2007)
  • Blacks are hurt first by cheap immigrant labor. (Sep 2007)
  • Excessive multiculturalism weakens American culture. (Sep 2007)
  • Rescind Bushís order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose amnesty & guest workers until unemployment under 5%. (Sep 2007)
  • Extending privileges to non-citizens invites lawbreaking. (Sep 2004)
  • Expand legal immigration; curtail illegal immigration. (Jul 1996)
William Lipinski on Immigration
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Carol Moseley-Braun on Immigration
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • Amnesty & driverís licenses for undocumented workers. (Sep 2003)
  • More federal aid and services for immigrants. (Jul 1998)
  • 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)
Barack Obama on Immigration
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 57 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • Deferred-action: Let under-age illegals remain lawfully. (Mar 2013)
  • Since 2008, deported a record number of illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform including legal immigration. (Feb 2013)
  • I promised reform in 2009, but economy took priority. (Sep 2012)
  • Focus deportations on criminals and those without US roots. (Sep 2012)
  • FactCheck: Fewer border crossings mostly due to economy. (Jan 2012)
  • Arizona's S.B.1070 creates misguided patchwork system. (Oct 2011)
  • Sent unmanned aircraft drones to monitor Mexican border. (Oct 2011)
  • Comprehensive reform can't be done by president alone. (Oct 2011)
  • Stop expelling talented undocumented workers. (Jan 2011)
  • Send 1,200 National Guard troops to southern border. (Nov 2010)
  • Anti-immigrant bitterness stems from joblessness. (Jan 2010)
  • Crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants. (Jul 2008)
  • America has nothing to fear from todayís immigrants. (Jun 2008)
  • We need comprehensive reform, like McCain used to support. (Jun 2008)
  • Recognize the humanity of immigrants: Todos somos Americanos. (Jun 2008)
  • GovWatch: Anti-immigrants fuel xenophobia, but 45% increase. (Jun 2008)
  • Encourage every student to learn a second language. (Feb 2008)
  • Need to look at different aspects of immigration reform. (Feb 2008)
  • Have border patrolled, surveillance, and deploy technology. (Feb 2008)
  • Deporting 12 million people is ridiculous and impractical. (Feb 2008)
  • Immigration raids are ineffective. (Feb 2008)
  • Immigrants are scapegoats for high unemployment rates. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegals shouldnít work; but should have path to citizenship. (Dec 2007)
  • Donít deputize Americans to turn in illegal immigrants. (Dec 2007)
  • OK to provide government services in Spanish. (Dec 2007)
  • Comprehensive solution includes employers & borders. (Nov 2007)
  • Undocumented workers come here to work, not to drive. (Nov 2007)
  • Support granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Lightning IS likelier than employer prosecution. (Nov 2007)
  • Immigration system is broken for legal immigrants. (Sep 2007)
  • Reform must include more border security, and border wall. (Sep 2007)
  • Sanctuary cities show that feds are not enforcing law. (Sep 2007)
  • Pathway to citizenship, but people have to earn it. (Aug 2007)
  • Letís be a nation of laws AND a nation of immigrants. (Aug 2007)
  • Do a better job patrolling the Canadian and Mexican borders. (Jun 2007)
  • Give immigrants who are here a rigorous path to citizenship. (Jun 2007)

    Immigrant Benefits

  • Kids who think of themselves as Americans--they should stay. (Oct 2012)
  • Still supports comprehensive reform and the DREAM Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Let foreign students stay after graduating college. (Jan 2012)
  • Increasing the legal fees on immigrants is not helping. (Feb 2008)
  • Solve the driverís license issue with immigration reform. (Jan 2008)
  • Health plan: not enough resources for illegal immigrants. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegal immigrantsí lack of ID is a public safety concern. (Oct 2007)
  • Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants. (Jul 1998)

    Voting Record

  • Support the DREAM Act for the children of illegal immigrants. (Jan 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill paying fair prevailing wage to guest workers. (May 2006)
  • Provide funding for social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Jack Ryan on Immigration
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
  • Vigilance at the borders-more INS agents. (Jun 2004)
Paul Simon on Immigration
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Melissa Bean on Immigration
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean 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)
  • Rated 33% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Roland Burris on Immigration
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cardiss Collins on Immigration
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathy Cummings on Immigration
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
  • Allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship. (Aug 2008)
Rahm Emanuel on Immigration
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel 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)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Lane Evans on Immigration
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans on other issues.
  • 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)
Thomas Ewing on Immigration
Republican (District 15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Alexi Giannoulias on Immigration
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
  • Comprehensive reform with responsible path to citizenship. (Dec 2009)
  • Don't punish immigrant kids; DREAM Act yes; REAL ID no. (Dec 2009)
Debbie Halvorson on Immigration
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for Debbie Halvorson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Hare on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Hare on other issues.
  • Decrease legal immigration; enforce against illegals. (Nov 2006)
Henry Hyde on Immigration
Republican (District 6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde 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)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Mark Kirk on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Upgrade our nation's border security. (Dec 2009)
  • 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 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)
Ray LaHood on Immigration
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood 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)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 58% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
David Phelps on Immigration
Democrat (District 19): Click here for David Phelps on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Porter on Immigration
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Porter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Glenn Poshard on Immigration
Democrat (District 19): Click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Sauerberg on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
  • No amnesty; no citizenship without punitive measures. (May 2008)
  • Triple funding for the US border patrol. (May 2008)
  • Deport illegal aliens who commit felonies. (May 2008)
  • Oppose amnesty; immediately deport illegal immigrants. (Mar 2008)
Larry Stafford on Immigration
Libertarian challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
  • Non-citizens should not receive benefits. (Oct 2008)
  • Secure our borders immediately. (Mar 2008)
Jerry Weller on Immigration
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller 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 75% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Sidney Yates on Immigration
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Blagojevich on Immigration
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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