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Phil Bryant on Immigration
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Phil Bryant on other issues.
  • Strongest anti-illegal immigration law in MS history. (May 2011)
  • E-verify at work; proof of citizenship in traffic stops. (May 2011)

Senate:

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Thad Cochran on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator (MS): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Thad Cochran on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Cover child resident aliens under Medicaid and SCHIP. (May 2005)
  • Rated 50% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Albert N. Gore on Immigration
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Albert N. Gore on other issues.
  • Illegal workers do jobs Americans will not take. (Aug 2012)
  • Get undocumented workers paying taxes: an untapped resource. (Mar 2012)
Chris McDaniel on Immigration
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris McDaniel on other issues.
  • Start controlling illegal immigration with border control. (Oct 2013)
Roger Wicker on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker on other issues.
  • No comprehensive legislation; no amnesty. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)

House:


Gregg Harper on Immigration
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gregg Harper on other issues.
  • Enforce the laws; secure our borders, now. (Nov 2008)
  • Rated A- by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Alan Nunnelee on Immigration
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alan Nunnelee on other issues.
  • Secure the borders; enforce existing laws. (Nov 2010)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
Steven Palazzo on Immigration
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Palazzo on other issues.
  • Enforce laws against illegal immigration; it costs $25M/year. (Nov 2010)
Bennie Thompson on Immigration
Democratic Representative (MS-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bennie Thompson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Expand border security on Mexican border. (Apr 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Haley Barbour on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (2004-2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Expedite removal of those who are in the US unlawfully. (Apr 1996)
  • Official English unites Americans. (Apr 1996)
  • Humanitarian & political admissions OK; but not economic. (Apr 1996)
Kirk Fordice on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (1992-1999): Click here for Kirk Fordice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ronnie Musgrove on Immigration
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Say no to businesses that hire illegal aliens. (Jan 2008)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)
Haley Barbour on Immigration
Former Republican challenger (2006), Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Expedite removal of those who are in the US unlawfully. (Apr 1996)
  • Official English unites Americans. (Apr 1996)
  • Humanitarian & political admissions OK; but not economic. (Apr 1996)
Bill Bowlin on Immigration
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Bowlin on other issues.
  • Enforce existing immigration laws for safety and security. (Jun 2006)
Ronnie Musgrove on Immigration
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Say no to businesses that hire illegal aliens. (Jan 2008)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)
Travis Childers on Immigration
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for Travis Childers on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Erik Fleming on Immigration
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Erik Fleming on other issues.
  • Allow immigrant kids educational opportunities. (Mar 2008)
  • I do not support English-only legislation. (Mar 2008)
  • Does not support vigilante groups like the Minutemen. (Mar 2008)
  • Opposes English-only legislation. (Feb 2006)
  • Let immigrant kids in schools; let parents earn legal status. (Feb 2006)
Trent Lott on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator (MS): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Trent Lott on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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 88% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Charles Pickering on Immigration
Republican Representative (MS-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Pickering on other issues.
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Chip Pickering on Immigration
Republican challenger, U.S. Rep.: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chip Pickering 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)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Ronnie Shows on Immigration
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Shows on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Gene Taylor on Immigration
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor 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 NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • 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)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Gene Taylor on Immigration
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor 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 NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • 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)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Roger Wicker on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker on other issues.
  • No comprehensive legislation; no amnesty. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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