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12-PVS-q12 on Aug 30, 2012

Decided Sep 30, 2012
Political Group Survey: the PVS survey question on amnesty
Source: Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?'

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Question 12: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship (Score: 1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 4.
  • Headline: Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 4 on Immigration: When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
    • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
    • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
    • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
    • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
    • E: Unsure

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 12-PVS-q12

Ami Bera s2-California Democrat 
Julia Brownley s2-California Democrat 
Cheri Bustos s2-Illinois Democrat 
Tony Cardenas s2-California Democrat 
Joaquin Castro s2-Texas Democrat 
John Delaney s2-Maryland Democrat 
Bill Enyart s2-Illinois Democrat 
Elizabeth Esty s2-Connecticut Democrat 
Lois Frankel s2-Florida Democrat 
Pete Gallego s2-Texas Democrat 
Joe Garcia s2-Florida Democrat 
Denny Heck s2-Washington Democrat 
Steven Horsford s2-Nevada Democrat 
Hakeem Jeffries s2-New York Democrat 
Joe Kennedy III s2-Massachusetts Democrat 
Annie Kuster s2-New Hampshire Democrat 
Alan Lowenthal s2-California Democrat 
Michelle Lujan-Grisham s2-New Mexico Democrat 
Grace Meng s2-New York Democrat 
Rick Nolan s2-Minnesota Democrat 
Beto O`Rourke s2-Texas Democrat 
Scott Peters s2-California Democrat 
Mark Pocan s2-Wisconsin Democrat 
Brad Schneider s2-Illinois Democrat 
Kyrsten Sinema s2-Arizona Democrat 
Juan Vargas s2-California Democrat 
Marc Veasey s2-Texas Democrat 

Republicans participating in 12-PVS-q12

Jim Bridenstine s1+Oklahoma Republican 
Doug Collins s1+Georgia Republican 
Tom Cotton s1+Arkansas Republican 
Kevin Cramer s1+North Dakota Republican 
Ron DeSantis s1+Florida Republican 
Mark Meadows s1+North Carolina Republican 
Luke Messer s1+Indiana Republican 
Robert Pittenger s1+North Carolina Republican 
Chris Stewart s1+Utah Republican 
Jackie Walorski s1+Indiana Republican 
Ted Yoho s2-Florida Republican 

Independents participating in 12-PVS-q12

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 27
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0

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