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Peter Shumlin on Immigration
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
  • Bias-free policing: no stops for improper documentation. (Nov 2011)

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


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)
John MacGovern on Immigration
Republican challenger: Click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Immigration
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders 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 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 the full quote OR click here for Peter Welch on other issues.
  • Path for earned citizenship plus guest worker program. (Nov 2006)

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.
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)
Bernie Sanders on Immigration
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders 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 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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