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Dave Heineman on Immigration
Republican NE Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dave Heineman on other issues.
  • End Medicaid services for illegal immigrants. (Feb 2010)

Senate:

NE 2014: 2014 NE Senate debate


Deb Fischer on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Deb Fischer on other issues.
  • More troops on our southern border. (May 2012)
  • Opposes illegal alien college benefits. (Oct 2012)
Ben Nelson on Immigration
Democratic Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nelson on other issues.
  • Supports “Immigration helps our economy-encourage it”. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES 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 YES 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)
  • Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)
Shane Osborn on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shane Osborn on other issues.
  • Begin with strict border control but don't allow citizenship. (Jul 2013)
Ben Sasse on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for Ben Sasse on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Jeff Fortenberry on Immigration
Republican Representative (NE-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Fortenberry 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 92% 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)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Adrian Smith on Immigration
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Adrian Smith on other issues.
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A+ by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Lee Terry on Immigration
Republican Representative (NE-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lee Terry 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)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Johanns on Immigration
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Secure the border, provide no amnesty. (Jun 2008)
  • Secure our borders; no amnesty; verifiable job enforcement. (Mar 2008)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
Jon Bruning on Immigration
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Bruning on other issues.
  • Enforce existing laws with no option for amnesty. (Jul 2011)
Pat Flynn on Immigration
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Flynn on other issues.
  • No amnesty; learn English; require sponsorship. (Jul 2011)
Mike Johanns on Immigration
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Secure the border, provide no amnesty. (Jun 2008)
  • Secure our borders; no amnesty; verifiable job enforcement. (Mar 2008)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
Bob Kerrey on Immigration
Democratic Challenger (previously Senator): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kerrey 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)
Don Stenberg on Immigration
Republican Senate challenger (NE): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Stenberg on other issues.
  • Secure our Borders against terrorists & illegals. (Jul 2011)
  • Strengthen our borders. (Jan 2006)
  • Supports “Immigration helps our economy-encourage it”. (Sep 2000)
Doug Bereuter on Immigration
Republican (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Doug Bereuter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO 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)
Jon Christensen on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Christensen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Jim Exon on Immigration
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Jim Exon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charlie Matulka on Immigration
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (NE): Click here for Charlie Matulka on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Barrett on Immigration
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Chuck Hagel on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Hagel on other issues.
  • Tamper-proof ID and rational middle ground. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Rated 16% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Increase limitations for H-1B, H-2B, and L-visas. (Apr 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Immigration
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott Kleeb on other issues.
  • Oppose giving benefit to illegal workers. (Oct 2008)
  • Build border fence; increase border patrol. (Aug 2008)
  • No amnesty for lawbreakers. (Aug 2008)
  • Both employers and illegal immigrants should be punished. (Jul 2008)
  • Not feasible to deport 12 million illegal immigrants. (May 2008)
Steven Larrick on Immigration
Green Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Larrick on other issues.
  • Supports amnesty & a pathway to citizenship. (Jun 2008)
Tom Osborne on Immigration
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Osborne 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)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Tony Raimondo on Immigration
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tony Raimondo on other issues.
  • Secure the borders first. (May 2008)
Peter Ricketts on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Ricketts on other issues.
  • Secure America’s borders, without amnesty. (May 2006)
  • Secure the border and establish official English. (May 2006)
David Kramer on Immigration
Republican challenger, state party chair (lost May primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Kramer on other issues.
  • Secure our borders so illegal immigration isn’t commonplace. (Jan 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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