State of South Carolina Archives: on Immigration

Amy Klobuchar: Let foreign medical students stay as rural doctors

I don't want agree with some of my colleagues here about putting hard-earned taxpayer money into rich kids going to college. What I think we need to do instead is look at what our needs are in our economy.

We're going to have a million openings for home health care workers, particularly in rural areas, that we don't know how to fill. We're going to have over 100,000 openings for nursing assistants. We're not going to have a shortage of sports marketing degrees. We're going to have a shortage of plumbers and nurses.

So putting incentives in place with how we do loan payback, making one- and two-year degrees free, and then of course creating loan payback programs if people will go, especially medical students, into rural areas.

I have passed the bill that allows doctors from other countries that study in our medical schools to stay and serve in rural areas. We need to expand that.

Source: 10th Democratic Primary debate on eve of S.C. primary Feb 25, 2020

Ralph Norman: Build the wall to protect our sovereignty

Ralph's Plan: Build the wall. America is an exceptional nation. We need to act like that. In order to protect our sovereignty we should enforce our laws. Not only will this simple outlook safeguard our citizens, it will also ensure that our economic security is preserved.
Source: 2017 S.C. House campaign website, May 16, 2017

Tommy Pope: Build the border wall, and cut off sanctuary cities

Tommy Pope agrees with President Trump that we should A) build a wall along the Southern border, B) stop the flow of immigration into America from countries that harbor terrorists and institute "extreme vetting" on refugees, and C) cut off federal funding from so-called "sanctuary cities" that refuse to enforce our immigration laws.
Source: 2017 S.C. House campaign website, May 16, 2017

Thomas Ravenel: Finding bad guys among 11M illegals is needles in a haystack

Another problem with our current policy (or lack thereof) is it makes it harder to find terrorists and other dangerous criminals. When you're looking for the bad guys, you're looking for needles in a haystack. Having over 11 million undocumented workers creates millions of forged documents, which provide cover for the bad guys.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, Sep 1, 2014

Joyce Dickerson: Supports comprehensive immigration reform

Joyce will push for comprehensive immigration reform that will not discriminate against the nation's growing Hispanic and other immigrant populations.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website May 15, 2014

Alvin Greene: Pathway to citizenship, with official English

Q: Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support decreasing the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country?

A: No.

Q: Do you support establishing English as the official national language?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?

A: Yes.


Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 1, 2010

Lee Bright: Make permanent the E-Verify program

SB 428 [asks] the Congress of the United States to make permanent the E-Verify program, an electronic employment eligibility verification systemLegislative record:Bill died in chamber; Sen. Lee Bright sponsored resolution.
Source: NCSL Immigration Report: 2009 S.C. voting records: SB 428 Apr 22, 2009

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  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
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Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

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Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
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