State of Wyoming Archives: on Immigration


Michael Enzi: Abandon comprehensive reform; focus on guest workers

Candidates for the U.S. Senate tangled over a discussion of immigration. The candidates differed on the end goals of immigration reform. Incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi said the issue stems from comprehensive reform. "We need to talk about a guest worker program in our country," Enzi said. "Right now, we bring them to our country, train them in our colleges, and then we send them back home. The problem with immigration is we keep trying to get it done comprehensively."

Enzi said that in the last attempt at comprehensive reform, six years ago, President Barack Obama led the charge to defeat that reform in his role as an Illinois senator. He said that ultimately the act fell on a dispute over a guest worker program.

Source: Casper Star-Tribune on 2014 Wyoming Senate race Aug 14, 2014

Charlie Hardy: Current deportation policy wastes money & does no real good

Hardy said the immigration policies are both foolish and cruel. He has sat through hearings where Mexican citizens were brought before a judge in groups, quickly sentenced and sent back to their country, where no jobs or opportunities awaited them. Incarcerating people and then sending them back to Mexico and other nations wastes money and does no real good, Hardy said.
Source: Powell Tribune coverage of 2014 Wyoming Senate race Mar 18, 2014

Michael Enzi: Voted in favor of the Secure Fence Act

I am concerned about the cost of illegal immigration on our cities and counties, especially in the areas of health care and education. I am an original member of the Border Security and Enforcement First Caucus, a group that brings together like-minded conservative senators to advocate for increases in border security and interior enforcement. I voted in favor the Secure Fence Act. Hundreds of miles of secure fence have been built since then and more is under construction.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, www.enziforwyoming.com Aug 12, 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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