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Julian Castro on Immigration
Mayor of San Antonio: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Julian Castro on other issues.
  • Support comprehensive immigration reform. (Aug 2011)
Annise Parker on Immigration
Mayor of Houston: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Annise Parker on other issues.
  • Establish Hispanic Heritage Awards & Hispanic Advisory Board. (Nov 2011)
  • Report illegals to ICE, but don't look for illegals. (Mar 2010)
  • We can't deport or arrest more than 12 million people. (Nov 2009)
  • Long-term solution is Latin American economic development. (Nov 2009)
  • Undocumented workers pay FICA but don't collect benefits. (Nov 2009)
Rick Perry on Immigration
Republican Governor (TX): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • US-Mexican border security helps the entire hemisphere. (Nov 2011)
  • Mexican border beset with vicious murders & tortures. (Oct 2011)
  • We have Texas Rangers patrolling the border. (Sep 2011)
  • You don't have a heart if you don't educate immigrant kids. (Sep 2011)
  • A 2000-mile fence makes no sense; need boots on the ground. (Sep 2011)
  • Failed federal responsibility to secure the border. (Sep 2011)
  • Discounted in-state tuition regardless of immigration status. (Sep 2011)
  • Let illegals contribute to society & pursue citizenship. (Sep 2011)
  • El Paso border is not safe until we have boots on the ground. (Sep 2011)
  • Secure the Mexican border against drug cartels. (Feb 2011)
  • Illegal immigration cost TX $928M in one year. (Nov 2010)
  • End the notion of sanctuary cities. (Jan 2009)
  • $100 million investment in a more secure border. (Feb 2007)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)
Mike Rawlings on Immigration
Mayor of Dallas: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rawlings on other issues.
  • Enforce federal immigration statutes. (Jun 2011)

Senate:

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John Cornyn on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator (TX): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Cornyn on other issues.
  • More secure documents needed to enforce immigration laws. (Oct 2008)
  • 2007: Pushed to readily deport illegal immigrants. (Oct 2007)
  • Fight crime by securing our borders. (Jun 2002)
  • 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)
  • Rated 75% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Increase limitations for H-1B, H-2B, and L-visas. (Apr 2008)
Ted Cruz on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • No path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas. (Oct 2012)
  • Give police more power to ask about immigration status. (Jun 2012)
  • Boots on the ground, plus a wall. (Apr 2012)
  • Triple the size of the Border Patrol. (Mar 2012)
  • Strengthen border security and increase enforcement. (Jul 2011)
David Dewhurst on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Dewhurst on other issues.
  • Limit police power to ask detainees about immigration status. (Jun 2012)
  • Boots on the ground, plus a wall. (Apr 2012)
  • No amnesty & no tuition for illegals; go home and re-apply. (Mar 2012)
  • Triple the size of the Border Patrol. (Mar 2012)
Kay Bailey Hutchison on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator (TX): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Kay Bailey Hutchison 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 75% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Paul Sadler on Immigration
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sadler on other issues.
  • Path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas. (Oct 2012)
  • Pathway to citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. (May 2012)
  • Supports the DREAM Act & a path to citizenship. (Apr 2012)

House:


Joe Linus Barton on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Joe Linus Barton 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 58% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
  • 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)
Kevin Brady on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-8): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Brady 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 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)
Michael Burgess on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-26): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Michael Burgess 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 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)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Quico Canseco on Immigration
Republican (District 23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Quico Canseco on other issues.
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
John Carter on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-31): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Carter 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 92% 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)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
Joaquin Castro on Immigration
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joaquin Castro on other issues.
  • Vanguard of a new class of Latino leaders. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Mike Conaway on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike Conaway 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)
  • Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
Henry Cuellar on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-28): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Henry Cuellar 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)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 17% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Expand border security on Mexican border. (Apr 2009)
John Culberson on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-7): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Culberson on other issues.
  • 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 NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% 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)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Lloyd Doggett on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-25): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Lloyd Doggett 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)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
Blake Farenthold on Immigration
Republican (District 27): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Blake Farenthold on other issues.
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
Bill Flores on Immigration
Republican (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Flores on other issues.
  • Control our borders with physical and virtual barriers. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
Pete Gallego on Immigration
Democrat (District 23): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pete Gallego on other issues.
  • Earned path to legalization, plus DREAM Act. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Louie Gohmert on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Louie Gohmert 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 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)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Oct 2011)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Kay Granger on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-12): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Kay Granger 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)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated B- by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Al Green on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Al Green 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)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Oct 2012)
Gene Green on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-29): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Gene Green 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 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Ralph Moody Hall on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Moody Hall on other issues.
  • 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 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening 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)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Jeb Hensarling on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Hensarling 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 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
Ruben Hinojosa on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-15): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ruben Hinojosa 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)
  • 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)
Sheila Jackson Lee on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-18): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Sheila Jackson Lee 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)
  • Cover child resident aliens under Medicaid and SCHIP. (May 2005)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
Eddie Bernice Johnson on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-30): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Eddie Bernice Johnson 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)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Sam Johnson on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Sam Johnson on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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)
  • 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)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Scott Keller on Immigration
Independent Challenger (District 8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Scott Keller on other issues.
  • Make immigration more welcoming and helpful. (Apr 2013)
  • Treat immigrants like people regardless of where born. (Apr 2013)
  • Train immigrants coming to America to speak English fluently. (Apr 2013)
  • No more lottery; just invite everyone who wants to come. (Apr 2013)
  • Hard stance on companies hiring illegal immigrants. (Apr 2013)
  • Strongly supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (Apr 2013)
  • Change Dream Act so everyone wins. (Aug 2011)
  • Build arcologies at the borders that serve as fences. (Aug 2011)
Kenny Marchant on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-24): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Marchant 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 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)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Oct 2011)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Michael McCaul on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michael McCaul 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 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated B by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Randy Neugebauer on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-19): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Randy Neugebauer 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 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)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Beto O`Rourke on Immigration
Democrat (District 16): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Support the DREAM Act and comprehensive reform. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Pete Olson on Immigration
Republican (District 22): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pete Olson on other issues.
  • Strengthen borders with fences, surveillance, and manpower. (Nov 2008)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A- by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Ted Poe on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ted Poe on other issues.
  • Blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants is not appropriate. (Nov 2004)
  • 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 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)
  • Sponsored deporting foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Oct 2011)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Silvestre Reyes on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-16): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Silvestre Reyes 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)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Pete Sessions on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-32): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Pete Sessions 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 NO 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 75% 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)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Lamar Smith on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-21): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Smith 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)
  • 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)
Mac Thornberry on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-13): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mac Thornberry 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 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated B- by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Marc Veasey on Immigration
Democrat (District 33): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marc Veasey on other issues.
  • We need a pathway to legalization. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Filemon Vela on Immigration
Democrat (District 34): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Filemon Vela on other issues.
  • Give those educated here a reasonable path to citizenship. (Nov 2012)
Randy Weber on Immigration
Republican (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Weber on other issues.
  • Secure the borders before addressing illegal immigration. (Nov 2012)
Roger Williams on Immigration
Republican (District 25): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Roger Williams on other issues.
  • Make English the official language of the United States. (Nov 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Ames Jones on Immigration
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Ames Jones on other issues.
  • Greater emphasis on interdiction and deportation. (Jul 2011)
Tom Leppert on Immigration
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Leppert on other issues.
  • No border wall. (Apr 2012)
  • Begin with adequate control of borders; but no amnesty. (Jul 2011)
Jon Roland on Immigration
Libertarian Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Roland on other issues.
  • Secure border from illegal entry. (May 2008)
Charles Gonzalez on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Gonzalez on other issues.
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Ron Paul on Immigration
Republican Representative (TX-14); previously Libertarian for President: Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Ron Paul on other issues.
  • Incentives like benefits create illegal alien problem. (Nov 2011)
  • Data banks for illegal aliens keep track of us too. (Sep 2011)
  • Pay attention to US borders, not international borders. (Aug 2011)
  • Let churches provide services for immigrants, not state. (Jun 2011)
  • Give illegals limbo status: a green card with an asterisk. (Apr 2011)
  • Sending 12M illegals home won't & shouldn't happen. (Apr 2011)
  • If economy were good, there’d be no immigration problem. (Dec 2007)
  • Amend Constitution to remove aliens’ birthright citizenship. (Dec 2007)
  • Those who attack bilingualism are jealous & feel inferior. (Dec 2007)
  • No amnesty, but impractical to round up 12 million illegals. (Sep 2007)
  • Immigration problem is consequence of welfare state. (Sep 2007)
  • No amnesty, but border fence isn’t so important. (Jun 2007)
  • We subsidize illegal immigration, so we get more. (Jun 2007)
  • Keep rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • End all incentives and amnesty for illegal immigrants. (Jan 2006)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored bill banning student visas from terrorist nations. (Jan 2003)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Rated C by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Steve Stockman on Immigration
Republican (District 36): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Stockman on other issues.
  • Constitutional amendment: No citizenship for anchor babies. (Oct 2012)
Tony Sanchez on Immigration
Democrat 2000 Challenger: Click here for Tony Sanchez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ken Bentsen on Immigration
Former Dem.challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006), former U.S. Rep.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Jack Fields on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for Jack Fields on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Martin Frost on Immigration
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 24): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Martin Frost 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 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
Phil Gramm on Immigration
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gramm 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)
Gene Kelly on Immigration
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gene Kelly on other issues.
  • Opposes “Immigration helps our economy”. (Sep 2000)
Ron Kirk on Immigration
2002 Democratic Candidate: Click here for Ron Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nicholas Lampson on Immigration
Democrat (Unseated 2008) (District 9): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Nicholas Lampson 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)
Mary Ruwart on Immigration
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (TX): Click here for Mary Ruwart on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Max Sandlin on Immigration
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Max Sandlin 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)
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on Immigration
Republican Former (2006-2007) (District 22): Click here for Shelley Sekula-Gibbs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Turner on Immigration
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Turner 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)
Bill Archer on Immigration
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Archer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Dick Armey on Immigration
Republican (District 26): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dick Armey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Chris Bell on Immigration
Democrat (District 25): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Bell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Ken Bentsen on Immigration
Democrat (District 25): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Bentsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Henry Bonilla on Immigration
Republican (District 23): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Henry Bonilla 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)
Ronald Coleman on Immigration
Democrat (1982-1996) (District 16): Click here for Ronald Coleman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Combest on Immigration
Republican (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Combest on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Prof. Tom Davis on Immigration
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Prof. Tom Davis on other issues.
  • Allow some illegal immigrants to earn citizenship. (Aug 2008)
Tom DeLay on Immigration
Republican (District 22): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom DeLay on other issues.
  • 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)
Chet Edwards on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-17): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chet Edwards 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)
Darrel Hunter on Immigration
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Darrel Hunter on other issues.
  • Decrease the number of legal & illegal immigrants. (Nov 2004)
  • Mexicans should improve Mexico so Mexicans don’t immigrate. (Nov 2004)
Scott Jameson on Immigration
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scott Jameson on other issues.
  • Don’t allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship. (Aug 2008)
  • Eliminate access to public services for undocumented aliens. (Aug 2006)
  • Border protection and immigration are not mutually exclusive. (Aug 2006)
Rick Noriega on Immigration
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Noriega on other issues.
  • Immigration system is broken; deport undocumented workers. (Oct 2008)
  • Secure our border, with more than just a fence. (Mar 2008)
Solomon Ortiz on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-27): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Solomon Ortiz 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)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Barbara Radnofsky on Immigration
Democratic challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Radnofsky on other issues.
  • Current effort targeting illegal immigration is ineffective. (Aug 2006)
  • More border patrols, but not by vigilantes. (Apr 2006)
  • Encourage legal trade with Mexico as part of border strategy. (Jan 2006)
  • Opposes vigilante volunteers patrolling borders. (Oct 2005)
  • Tie immigration to discussion on security. (Aug 2005)
Ciro Rodriguez on Immigration
Democratic Representative (TX-23): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ciro Rodriguez 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)
Charles Stenholm on Immigration
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Charles Stenholm 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 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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