State of Minnesota secondary Archives: on Immigration


Heather Johnson: Apply immigration rules consistently

Q: Do you support or oppose a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens"?

A: I believe we need consistency. If some immigrants are required to follow certain criteria, all immigrants must follow it. Otherwise, eliminate the criteria and let anyone in. As far as the violence in Mexico and South America, we must draw attention to how the American government contributed to this problem with the war on drugs and the sale of assault weapons and trafficking to drug cartels. The American government needs to stop interfering in foreign affairs. We've created and funded a variety of problems for certain political gains. As far as abandoned children from South America & Mexico, I'd be supportive of Americans stepping forward to foster or adopt these children. If we want to help, let's help directly. Additionally, the citizens who have faced dangerous circumstances as a result of violent illegal immigrants deserve justice. Clearly, the problem is multi-faceted, and I am ready to address each part if elected.

Source: E-mail interview on 2014 MN Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 18, 2014

Amy Klobuchar: Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants

Q: You oppose Social Security for illegal immigrants?

KLOBUCHAR: Yes, I do.

KENNEDY: If you look at the record, she said she would support the Senate immigration bill, that would give benefits to 12 million people that didnít have benefits. $5 billion cost to Social Security. If you included Medicare and Medicaid, thatíd be $50 billion.

Source: 2006 MN Senate debate, on Meet the Press Oct 15, 2006

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2016 Presidential contenders on Immigration:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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