State of Indiana Archives: on Immigration


Richard Lugar: Yes, voted for DREAM Act, but not for benefits to illegals

About the only time either candidate got testy was after Mourdock claimed Lugar voted to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants, an apparent reference to the DREAM Act, legislation that would have provided a route to citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.

"That is unfair," Lugar responded, denying he had cast such votes. Lugar did support the DREAM Act.

Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on 2012 Indiana Senate debate Apr 12, 2012

Richard Mourdock: No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants

About the only time either candidate got testy was after Mourdock claimed Lugar voted to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants, an apparent reference to the DREAM Act, legislation that would have provided a route to citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.

"That is unfair," Lugar responded, denying he had cast such votes. Lugar did support the DREAM Act.

Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on 2012 Indiana Senate debate Apr 12, 2012

Daniel Coats: Voted for amnesty 26 years ago; against a dozen times since

Ellsworth also criticized Coats for voting for an amnesty proposal for illegal immigrants, though Coats said he does not support amnesty. "To come home to Indiana after this many years and say he's totally against it is disingenuous," Ellsworth said.

Coats, the son of a Swedish immigrant, said he has cast 12 to 15 votes against amnesty since the vote Ellsworth referenced. "That was 26 years ago," Coats said.

Source: Washington Post coverage of 2010 Indiana Senate debate Oct 25, 2010

Lyndon Johnson: Abolish country-specific discriminatory quotas

We must do something about our immigration laws. Two-thirds of the total immigration quota goes under that law, to people who never use all their quota.We want to abolish those discriminatory quotas gradually over a 5-year period and raise the overall l 9,000, or 1/80th of 1 percent of our work force. This would permit families to unite which have too long been broken.

We stand for a compassionate nation, not a callous nation. We stand for uniting our country instead of dividing it.

Source: Remarks at Washington H.S., Lake County, Indiana (APP#639) Oct 8, 1964

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