Robert Sarvis on Immigration


Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry

Question topic: Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Sarvis: Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2013 Virginia Governor campaign , Jul 2, 2014

Liberalize immigration; population growth lowest since 1930s

Robert Sarvis wants to open the nation's borders. "Did you know US population growth is at its lowest since the Great Depression?" he tweeted on April 1. "RT if you support liberalizing our immigration laws."

"RT," if you're wondering, means retweet. That cleared up, we didn't know that the nation's population growth had reached an 80-year low.

So we decided to look at data from Sarvis' primary source: the US. Census Bureau. We found mid-year population estimates dating back to 1900. Population growth hovered between 1% and 2% until 1931 when, in the Great Depression, it dropped to 0.78%. It bottomed at 0.59% in July 1933.

US population growth is closely tied to the economy. During bad times, couples delay having children. In 2012, only 12.6% of U.S. women aged 15-44 had children. That's the lowest birth rate in records dating back to 1940. Immigration has slowed since the start of this century, too.

Our ruling: The figures back up Sarvis and we rate his statement True.

Source: Politifact.com FactCheck on 2014 Virginia Senate race , Apr 1, 2014

Opposes local enforcement of federal immigration laws

Q: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?

A: No.

Source: Virginia Gubernatorial 2013 PVS Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2013

Other governors on Immigration: Robert Sarvis on other issues:
VA Gubernatorial:
Bob McDonnell
Ken Cuccinelli
Terry McAuliffe
VA Senatorial:
Ed Gillespie
Mark Warner
Tim Kaine

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