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Bobby Jindal on Immigration
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Mexico is effectively exporting its unemployment to us. (Nov 2010)
  • Enforce existing laws & refocus on high-skill immigrants. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)

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Bill Cassidy on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mary Landrieu on Immigration
Democratic Sr Senator (LA): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mary Landrieu 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 YES 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 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)
  • Pay fair prevailing wage to guest workers. (May 2006)
  • Rated 33% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Rob Maness on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Maness on other issues.
  • No pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. (Dec 2013)
  • End birthright citizenship and chain migration. (Nov 2013)
David Vitter on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • TV ad: Melancon puts out a welcome sign for illegal aliens. (Oct 2010)
  • 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 YES 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 reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% 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)

House:


Charles Boustany on Immigration
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany 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 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated B- by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
John Fleming on Immigration
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Fleming on other issues.
  • No amnesty; secure borders; official English. (Dec 2008)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
Jeff Landry on Immigration
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jeff Landry on other issues.
  • Enforce existing laws to close our borders. (Nov 2010)
Vance McAllister on Immigration
Republican (District 5): Click here for Vance McAllister on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cedric Richmond on Immigration
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Cedric Richmond on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Scalise on Immigration
Republican Representative (LA-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steve Scalise on other issues.
  • Seal our borders; itís a matter of national security. (May 2008)
  • Amnesty is not an option. (May 2008)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Rated B+ by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Kathleen Blanco on Immigration
Democratic LA Governor: Click here for Kathleen Blanco on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rodney Alexander on Immigration
Democratic Representative (LA-5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Alexander 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 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)
Bill Cassidy on Immigration
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 6): Click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Foster on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (1996-2003): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Foster 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)
Richard Hugh Baker on Immigration
Republican (Resigned 2008) (District 6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hugh Baker 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 NO 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)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
John Breaux on Immigration
Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Breaux 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)
John Cooksey on Immigration
2004 former Republican Nominee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Chris John on Immigration
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • 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)
Chris John on Immigration
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • 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)
Bennett Johnston on Immigration
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Bennett Johnston on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Livingston on Immigration
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Livingston on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Billy Tauzin on Immigration
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Billy Tauzin on other issues.
  • 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)
Billy Tauzin III on Immigration
Former GOP Challenger (2004) (District 3): Click here for Billy Tauzin III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Cao on Immigration
Republican (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joseph Cao on other issues.
  • Let illegal alien children attend school. (Mar 2009)
John Cooksey on Immigration
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Bobby Jindal on Immigration
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Mexico is effectively exporting its unemployment to us. (Nov 2010)
  • Enforce existing laws & refocus on high-skill immigrants. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
John Neely Kennedy on Immigration
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Neely Kennedy on other issues.
  • No amnesty for illegal aliens. (Oct 2004)
Jim McCrery on Immigration
Republican Representative (LA-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim McCrery 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 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)
  • 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)
Charles Melancon on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • I have been a staunch hawk on immigration. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports SCHIP, despite insuring illegal immigrant kids. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports secure fence; law enforcement; and REAL ID. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 42% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Charles Melancon on Immigration
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • I have been a staunch hawk on immigration. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports SCHIP, despite insuring illegal immigrant kids. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports secure fence; law enforcement; and REAL ID. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 42% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
David Vitter on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • TV ad: Melancon puts out a welcome sign for illegal aliens. (Oct 2010)
  • 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 YES 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 reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% 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)
Paul Carmouche on Immigration
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Paul Carmouche on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Cazayoux on Immigration
Democratic Representative (LA-6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Cazayoux on other issues.
  • Secure our borders; crack down on employers of illegals. (May 2008)
William Jefferson on Immigration
Democratic Representative (LA-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for William Jefferson 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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