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Tom Foley on Immigration
Republican challenger: Click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dan Malloy on Immigration
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
  • Provide services without questioning immigration status. (Jun 2010)
David Walker on Immigration
Republican Challengr for Lt. Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Walker on other issues.
  • Path to legal status but not to citizenship. (Mar 2012)
  • Enforce employment laws on employers, not against immigrants. (Mar 2012)
  • Enforce against employers hiring illegals. (Apr 2012)

Senate:

CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on Immigration
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
  • Enact comprehensive solution; piecemeal approach fails. (Sep 2010)
  • Crack down on employers of illegal immigrants. (Jul 2010)
  • Comprehensive reform, to avoid patchwork of state laws. (May 2010)
Susan Bysiewicz on Immigration
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
  • Accountability pledge: ensure path to citizenship. (Apr 2012)
Linda McMahon on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
  • No amnesty, but expand visas for temporary workers. (Apr 2012)
  • More merit-based system for green card & citizenship. (Sep 2010)
  • No amnesty; enforce immigration laws. (Sep 2010)
  • Immigration laws--like all laws--must be enforced. (Jul 2010)
Chris Murphy on Immigration
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christopher Shays on Immigration
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • Issue "blue cards" for undocumented workers. (Jun 2012)
  • Blue card: let illegals work & pay taxes but no citizenship. (Apr 2012)
  • 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 extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)

House:


Joe Courtney on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for Joe Courtney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rosa DeLauro on Immigration
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro 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)
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
Elizabeth Esty on Immigration
Democrat (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Jim Himes on Immigration
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Himes on other issues.
  • Comprehensive reform with an earned path to citizenship. (Nov 2008)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Sep 2012)
John Larson on Immigration
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Larson 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)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow more visas for STEM college graduates. (Oct 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jodi Rell on Immigration
Republican CT Governor: Click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Lieberman on Immigration
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • Now itís too easy to come in across our border. (Jul 2006)
  • Earn citizenship only after 11 years of waiting within rules. (Jul 2006)
  • One-time earned legalization for undocumented immigrants. (Jan 2004)
  • Make sure immigrants are treated fairly. (Jan 2004)
  • Unacceptable to allow Mexicans to die trying to immigrate. (Sep 2003)
  • Bush uses 9/11 as an excuse to avoid immigration reform. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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 giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • 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 YES on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jun 1997)
  • Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty. (May 2005)
  • Pay fair prevailing wage to guest workers. (May 2006)
  • Provide funding for social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Increase limitations for H-1B, H-2B, and L-visas. (Apr 2008)
Chris Murphy on Immigration
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Rowland on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Rowland on other issues.
  • No automated entry-exit control system; allow free flow. (Jul 2000)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
Gary Franks on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Gary Franks on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Lee Johnson on Immigration
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Miriam Masullo on Immigration
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
  • Give Americans jobs currently held by non-citizens. (Aug 2004)
  • Enforce immigration laws. (May 2004)
Jack Orchulli on Immigration
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Simmons on Immigration
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
Chris Dodd on Immigration
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • Healthcare for illegals ok; licenses not ok. (Aug 2009)
  • Hold employers accountable for knowingly hiring illegals. (Dec 2007)
  • Oppose granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants. (Nov 2007)
  • Driverís licenses ought not be given to illegal immigrants. (Oct 2007)
  • Teach more Spanish, but not as a second national language. (Sep 2007)
  • Mexico is a neighbor and ally, but supported border wall. (Sep 2007)
  • Sanctuary cities ok to deal with millions here already. (Sep 2007)
  • More language training is needed in a global economy. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 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 giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • 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)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Sam Gejdenson on Immigration
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Gejdenson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Immigration
Republican (District 6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on Immigration
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barbara Kennelly on Immigration
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on Immigration
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
  • Focus on employers hiring, not on building fences. (Jul 2006)
  • Give illegal immigrants a path to earned citizenship. (Jul 2006)
Jim Maloney on Immigration
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Alan Schlesinger on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
  • Wonít cave in to the ĎAmnesty Nowí crowd. (Jul 2006)
  • Use National Guard & military satellites to protect borders. (Jul 2006)
  • No road to citizenship for seasonal workers. (Jul 2006)
  • Seasonal Employee Visa without road to citizenship. (Jun 2006)
Christopher Shays on Immigration
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • Issue "blue cards" for undocumented workers. (Jun 2012)
  • Blue card: let illegals work & pay taxes but no citizenship. (Apr 2012)
  • 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 extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • More visas for families of lawful immigrants. (May 1999)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Rob Simmons on Immigration
Republican (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons 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)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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