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Steve Beshear on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • More deportations; more border enforcement. (Nov 1996)

Senate:

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Matt Bevin on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
  • Eliminate the magnets that attract illegal immigrants. (Oct 2013)
Alison Grimes on Immigration
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
  • Supports bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform. (Jul 2013)
Mitch McConnell on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell on other issues.
  • Border security first: the key to getting a final outcome. (Jul 2013)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Rated 66% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Rand Paul on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Legal status, but not citizenship, for illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • We will find a place for illegal immigrants in America. (Mar 2013)
  • Replace de facto amnesty with bipartisan reform. (Mar 2013)
  • See immigrants as assets, not liabilities. (Feb 2013)
  • Obamacare treats illegal aliens because it's illegal to ask. (Oct 2010)
  • No amnesty; respect the law. (Jul 2010)

House:


Andy Barr on Immigration
Republican (District 6): Click here for Andy Barr on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Chandler on Immigration
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Rated 67% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Brett Guthrie on Immigration
Republican (District 2): Click here for Brett Guthrie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Thomas Massie on Immigration
Republican (District 4): Click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Hal Rogers on Immigration
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Hal Rogers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated A- by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Ed Whitfield on Immigration
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
John Yarmuth on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Yarmuth on other issues.
  • Enforce current immigration laws; secure our borders. (Nov 2006)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Immigration
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Geoff Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Ernie Fletcher on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Establish English as the official language. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
Paul Patton on Immigration
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)
Wendell Ford on Immigration
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on visas for skilled workers. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
Ken Lucas on Immigration
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Dan Mongiardo on Immigration
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
  • Criticizes Bunning for opening Chile and Singapore visas. (Oct 2004)
Scotty Baesler on Immigration
Democrat (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scotty Baesler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
James Buckmaster on Immigration
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
  • Secure our borders; only legals qualify for citizenship. (Jan 2010)
Jim Bunning on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning on other issues.
  • Decrease immigration; make English official. (Jan 1998)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting immigrant benefits & controlling borders more tightly. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting illegal immigrants from receiving FEMA benefits. (Jul 1994)
  • Rated 90% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Jack Conway on Immigration
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
  • Be tough & sensible; increase border security. (Aug 2010)
Greg Fischer on Immigration
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ernie Fletcher on Immigration
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Establish English as the official language. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
Trey Grayson on Immigration
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
  • Finish the 700-mile fence on our southern border. (Dec 2009)
Ron Lewis on Immigration
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Bruce Lunsford on Immigration
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
  • Supports comprehensive immigration reform. (Jan 2008)
Anne Meagher Northup on Immigration
Republican (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup on other issues.
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Immigration
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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