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Carly Fiorina on Immigration

 

 


People tired of just talking about immigration for 25 years

FIORINA: Immigration did not come up in 2016 [only] because Mr. Trump brought it up. We talked about it in 2012; we talked about it in 2008; we talked about it in 2004. We have been talking about it for 25 years. This is why people are tired of politicians.

BUSH: Look, I wrote a book about this 4 years ago. I laid out a comprehensive approach for immigration reform.

TRUMP: We are spending $200 billion a year on maintaining what we have. We will move them out. The good ones will come back.

Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary debate on CNN , Sep 16, 2015

14th Amendment allows birthright citizenship; do something

As to birthright citizenship, the truth is, you can't just wave your hands and say "the 14th Amendment is gonna go away." It will take an extremely arduous vote in Congress, followed by two-thirds of the states, and if that doesn't work to amend the Constitution, then it is a long, arduous process in court. And meanwhile, what will continue to go on is what has gone on for 25 years. What has happened? Nothing. The border remains insecure. The legal immigration system remains broken.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary debate on CNN , Sep 16, 2015

Pathway to legalization, but not full citizenship

On whether the government should offer immigrants already living in the United States illegally a pathway to citizenship: Fiorina has recently said that she could envision herself supporting a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants--much like Ronald Reagan's 1986 immigration overhaul--but not to full citizenship. That is consistent what she has said in the past. "I do not support amnesty," she told CNN in 2010.
Source: National Journal 2016 series: Republicans on immigration , Feb 23, 2015

Yes to DREAM Act; don't punish kids living American dream

On whether the children of undocumented immigrants be offered a pathway to citizenship: When asked in a 2010 debate against Sen. Barbara Boxer if she would support the DREAM Act, Fiorina said she would, while emphasizing her opposition to general amnesty. "Yes, I would support the DREAM Act, because I do not believe that we can punish children who through no fault of their own are here trying to live the American dream," Fiorina said at the time.
Source: National Journal 2016 series: Republicans on immigration , Feb 23, 2015

Pass immigration reform in a series of bills

Q: What about Obama's executive action on immigration: Should the Republican in Congress force the issue? Showdown?

FIORINA: Showdown. Because it only helps Obama and hurts the American people. But what they should do is systematically and soberly pass a series of bills to solve a decades-old problem. And they should point out to Hispanics all over this nation that this president has taken advantage of them. He sunk comprehensive immigration reform in 2007. He did nothing to push forward immigration reform when he had the Senate, the House, and the White House. He said in '11 and '12 he couldn't do anything. And then he delayed his action for the elections. Unbelievable cynicism.

Source: Meet the Press 2014 interviews of 2016 presidential hopefuls , Nov 16, 2014

No comprehensive reform; but yes to DREAM Act

The candidates sparred over immigration. Fiorina reiterated her objections to comprehensive immigration reform. But in a nod to the importance of Latino voters, who make up 18% of the state's likely voters, Fiorina said for the first time Wednesday night that she would support the so-called DREAM Act, which would allow certain undocumented youths to earn legal status by attending college or serving in the military. It was a rare moment of agreement: Boxer is a co-sponsor of that bill.
Source: Los Angeles Times coverage of 2010 CA Senate Debate , Sep 2, 2010

Support the Arizona law because feds are not doing their job

Q: On illegal immigration, you support the Arizona crackdown, the new law in Arizona. What do you say to those Latino voters--and it's a big voting bloc in California--who say this is going to lead to racial profiling?

A: You know, I'm very proud of the large number of Hispanic endorsements that I've received. And when I talk with members of the Latino community--and I will continue to reach out to them--what they say to me is you know what, this is a question of criminals crossing the border. The truth is this. The federal government isn't doing its job. It's the federal government's job to secure the border. The Obama administration has de-funded securing the border. While Barbara Boxer stands up and challenges the constitutionality of the Arizona law and vilifies people of Arizona, what she should be doing--what I would be doing--is figuratively standing on the president's desk and saying, "Mr. President, the federal government needs to do its job and secure the border."

Source: 2010 Fox News interview with Chris Wallace , Jun 13, 2010

Opposes continued funding of sanctuary cities.

Fiorina opposes the F2A survey question on sanctuary cities

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The Faith2Action survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Continued funding of sanctuary cities '

Source: Faith2Action Survey 10-FF-q12a on Sep 19, 2010

Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants.

Fiorina opposes the F2A survey question on amnesty

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The Faith2Action survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants '

Source: Faith2Action Survey 10-FF-q12b on Sep 19, 2010

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