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Dennis Daugaard on Immigration
Republican Governor: Click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

SD 2014: 2014 SD Senate debate


Mike Rounds on Immigration
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Border security first, then a limited path to citizenship. (Jun 2013)
John Thune on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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 NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Rick Weiland on Immigration
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
  • Border security and a path to citizenship at the same time. (Jun 2013)

House:


Kristi Noem on Immigration
Republican (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • Porous borders and unchecked illegal immigration are threats. (Nov 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Immigration
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Border security first, then a limited path to citizenship. (Jun 2013)
Tim Johnson on Immigration
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson on other issues.
  • For official English; against illegal immigrant citizenship. (Jan 1996)
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • 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 25% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated B+ by the ALI, indicating an acceptably anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Larry Pressler on Immigration
Independent Challenger: Click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Janklow on Immigration
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)
Tom Daschle on Immigration
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle 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)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Immigration
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joel Dykstra on Immigration
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
  • Start by enforcing the laws we already have. (Apr 2008)
Stephanie Herseth on Immigration
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth 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 42% by USBC, indicating a mixed record on open borders. (Dec 2006)
Bill Janklow on Immigration
Republican (District AL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)
Sam Kephart on Immigration
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Earned citizenship ok, but no blanket amnesty. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Immigration
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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 NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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