State of Idaho Archives: on Immigration


Jerry Sturgill: Refugees contribute to society; don't close borders for fear

Sen Michael Crapo (R) said he disagrees with banning people from the country based either on their religion or on their country of origin, both of which have been proposed at times by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, he stressed, there is legitimate concern about whether terrorists are able to make it into the U.S. through refugee resettlement, and the federal government needs to address it. "The solution is to resolve the vetting issue," Crapo said.

Sturgill said he has worked with refugees who contribute to society and the economy and said he supports the inclusive views toward immigrants and refugees espoused by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which both Sturgill and Crapo are members. Sturgill said he would oppose closing our borders based on fear. "It's inconsistent with my belief, it's inconsistent with the church's position, and we should continue to be that kind of beacon to the world that we've been historically," he said.

Source: Twin Falls Times-News on 2016 Idaho Senate race Aug 11, 2016

Nels Mitchell: Idaho's farmers need immigration reform

My first priority is jobs and the economy. I would be an advocate for Idaho's economy and living wage jobs; there is a lot that a Senator working for Idaho can do. I would support and fight for funding for INL, and not vote against its funding as Jim Risch recently did. I would be a staunch defender of Mountain Home Air Force Base and other federal facilities. I would work with Idaho's farmers who are advocating the need for immigration reform.
Source: 2014 Idaho Senate campaign website, NelsMitchellForIdaho.com Sep 1, 2014

Raul Labrador: Strengthen border security; redouble our efforts

Raul supports strengthening border security and cracking down on illegal immigration both in Idaho and across America. It remains vitally important that we redouble our efforts to secure our borders and control illegal immigration. In Congress, Raul will support real immigration reform that puts border security and enforcement of immigration laws first.

Raul is the only candidate for Congress who understands the complex immigration system and can propose strong conservative ideas for positive reform.

Source: 2010 House campaign website, labrador4idaho.com, "Issues" Nov 2, 2010

Tom Sullivan: Pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants

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

A: Yes.

Source: Idaho Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Sep 9, 2010

Jim Risch: I oppose amnesty in any form

We must secure our borders, stop illegal aliens and terrorists from entering our country. I oppose amnesty in any form.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, www.Risch4Idaho.com, “Issues” May 2, 2008

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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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