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Nikki Haley on Immigration
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
  • Audit businesses to see if using E-Verify. (Apr 2012)
  • It's not a racial issue; it's about the rule of law. (Apr 2012)
  • Co-sponsored toughest standard of immigration enforcement. (Nov 2010)

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Lee Bright on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lee Bright on other issues.
  • Secure the border first; but no amnesty. (Oct 2013)
  • Charge 1% foreign wire fee;& police check immigration status. (Mar 2011)
Jim DeMint on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • 2007: Led effort to stop amnesty for illegal immigrants. (Jul 2009)
  • 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 NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 91% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Zero tolerance for border crossing via increased prosecution. (Mar 2008)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Lindsey Graham on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Secure border now in place with comprehensive immigration. (Jun 2013)
  • New amnesty is tough and ends incoming illegals. (Jun 2013)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • 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 YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 27% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Nancy Mace on Immigration
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nancy Mace on other issues.
  • Citizenship should be earned. (Jul 2013)
Tim Scott on Immigration
Republican Senator-Appointee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
Jay Stamper on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for Jay Stamper on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


James Clyburn on Immigration
Democratic Representative (SC-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for James Clyburn on other issues.
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on Immigration
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on other issues.
  • Since 1800s, America is a land of promise and freedom. (Apr 2013)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform with path to citizenship. (Apr 2013)
Jeff Duncan on Immigration
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Duncan on other issues.
  • Strengthen the borders; oppose any form of amnesty. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
Trey Gowdy on Immigration
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Trey Gowdy on other issues.
  • Secure the border; it's respect for the rule of law. (Aug 2010)
Mick Mulvaney on Immigration
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mick Mulvaney on other issues.
  • Begin with securing our borders; not an amnesty deal. (Nov 2010)
Tom Rice on Immigration
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Rice on other issues.
  • Make English the official language. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports declaring Official English. (Oct 2012)
Tim Scott on Immigration
Republican (Appointed Senator) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
Joe Wilson on Immigration
Republican Representative (SC-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Joe Wilson 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)
  • 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)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated B+ by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Improve visa process to get more travelers from China. (Sep 2011)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Sanford on Immigration
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Jim Hodges on Immigration
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Hodges on other issues.
  • 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)
David Beasley on Immigration
2004 former Republican challenger; former Governor: Click here for David Beasley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fritz Hollings on Immigration
Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Fritz Hollings on other issues.
  • 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 NO on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
Bob Inglis on Immigration
Republican Representative (SC-4, retook seat in 2004): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Inglis 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 more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Alex Sanders on Immigration
2002 Democratic Candidate (SC): Click here for Alex Sanders on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Inez Tenenbaum on Immigration
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for Inez Tenenbaum on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Strom Thurmond on Immigration
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Strom Thurmond on other issues.
  • 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)
Gresham Barrett on Immigration
Republican Representative (SC-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gresham Barrett 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)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 75% 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)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Henry Brown on Immigration
Republican Representative (SC-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Henry Brown 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)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
Michael Cone on Immigration
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Michael Cone on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Conley on Immigration
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Conley on other issues.
  • I am against entitlements for any foreign nationals. (Oct 2008)
  • Secure our borders; focus on corporate greed. (Jun 2008)
Jim DeMint on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • 2007: Led effort to stop amnesty for illegal immigrants. (Jul 2009)
  • 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 NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 91% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Zero tolerance for border crossing via increased prosecution. (Mar 2008)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Alvin Greene on Immigration
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alvin Greene on other issues.
  • Pathway to citizenship, with official English. (Oct 2010)
Mark McBride on Immigration
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark McBride on other issues.
  • Permanently bar criminals from entering America. (May 2008)
Mullins McLeod on Immigration
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Mullins McLeod on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Sanford on Immigration
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Floyd Spence on Immigration
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Floyd Spence on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
John Spratt on Immigration
Democratic Representative (SC-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Spratt 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 58% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Lindsey Graham on Immigration
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Secure border now in place with comprehensive immigration. (Jun 2013)
  • New amnesty is tough and ends incoming illegals. (Jun 2013)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • 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 YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Rated 27% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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