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Matt Dunne on Immigration
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for Matt Dunne on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Scott on Immigration
Republican challenger for Governor: Click here for Phil Scott on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Shap Smith on Immigration
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for Shap Smith on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

VT 2016: 2016 VT Governor's race


John MacGovern on Immigration
Republican challenger: Click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Immigration
Democratic primry challenger; Socialist Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 28 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • I do not support the Minutemen anti-immigrant vigilantes. (Mar 2016)
  • Base policy on uniting families, not dividing families. (Mar 2016)
  • 2007 immigration bill was a bad bill, opposed by many. (Mar 2016)
  • Support Obama's reforms on DAPA and DACA. (Mar 2016)
  • I support children entering for asylum from war-torn areas. (Mar 2016)
  • Focus policy on bringing families together, not deportation. (Feb 2016)
  • 2007: I voted against slavery-like guest worker programs. (Feb 2016)
  • Supports path to citizenship for illegals. (Feb 2016)
  • 2007: No comprehensive reform: guest workers are semi-slaves. (Oct 2015)
  • Comprehensive reform with no border fence & no guest workers. (Sep 2015)
  • Secure borders without building a fence. (Sep 2015)
  • Open borders for guest workers pushes down U.S. worker wages. (Jul 2015)
  • Since NAFTA, Mexican undocumented immigration up 185%. (Jun 2015)
  • Disgraceful to shunt our workers into the shadows. (Jun 2015)
  • Offer path to citizenship; waive deportation for DREAMers. (Apr 2015)
  • Climate change lays groundwork for mass migration. (Oct 2013)
  • Immigrant labor should be treated as valuable, but are not. (Oct 2012)
  • English-Only, based in xenophobia, hurts legal immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • 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 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 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)

House:


Peter Welch on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch on other issues.
  • Path for earned citizenship plus guest worker program. (Nov 2006)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Apr 2016)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Immigration
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Immigration
Republican VT Governor: Click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bruce Lisman on Immigration
Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for Bruce Lisman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sue Minter on Immigration
Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for Sue Minter on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Shumlin on Immigration
Democratic Governor (retiring 2016): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
  • Rejecting Syrian refugee stomps on American greatness. (Nov 2015)
  • Bias-free policing: no stops for improper documentation. (Nov 2011)
Jim Jeffords on Immigration
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • More visas & social programs for immigrants. (Jul 2000)
  • 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 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)
Jack McMullen on Immigration
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Immigration
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Len Britton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Drown on Immigration
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Immigration
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
  • Support AgJOBS: stable labor supply by earned legalization. (Aug 2010)
  • Illegal immigrants earn citizenship. (Mar 2010)
Greg Parke on Immigration
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
  • Walling off Mexico simplistic; use National Guard instead. (Jun 2006)
  • Allow guest workers while discouraging illegal behavior. (Jan 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
  • Earned citizenship after fines, taxes, tests, and work. (Jun 2006)
Patrick Leahy on Immigration
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy 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 YES 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)
Scott Milne on Immigration
Republican candidate for Senate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott Milne on other issues.
  • No immigrant benefits; no DREAMers; no amnesty. (Sep 2016)
  • Opposed to the EB-5 program due to poor regulation in VT. (May 2016)
Bernie Sanders on Immigration
Democratic primry challenger; Socialist Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 28 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • I do not support the Minutemen anti-immigrant vigilantes. (Mar 2016)
  • Base policy on uniting families, not dividing families. (Mar 2016)
  • 2007 immigration bill was a bad bill, opposed by many. (Mar 2016)
  • Support Obama's reforms on DAPA and DACA. (Mar 2016)
  • I support children entering for asylum from war-torn areas. (Mar 2016)
  • Focus policy on bringing families together, not deportation. (Feb 2016)
  • 2007: I voted against slavery-like guest worker programs. (Feb 2016)
  • Supports path to citizenship for illegals. (Feb 2016)
  • 2007: No comprehensive reform: guest workers are semi-slaves. (Oct 2015)
  • Comprehensive reform with no border fence & no guest workers. (Sep 2015)
  • Secure borders without building a fence. (Sep 2015)
  • Open borders for guest workers pushes down U.S. worker wages. (Jul 2015)
  • Since NAFTA, Mexican undocumented immigration up 185%. (Jun 2015)
  • Disgraceful to shunt our workers into the shadows. (Jun 2015)
  • Offer path to citizenship; waive deportation for DREAMers. (Apr 2015)
  • Climate change lays groundwork for mass migration. (Oct 2013)
  • Immigrant labor should be treated as valuable, but are not. (Oct 2012)
  • English-Only, based in xenophobia, hurts legal immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • 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 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 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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